The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
Catalonia relief pushes euro to two-week maximum
On Wednesday, the common currency soared to a two-week maximum versus a broadly weaker greenback on relief that Catalonia just formally declared its independence from Spain without making further steps.
On Tuesday, regional leader Carles Puigdemont dared to make just a symbolic declaration of independence and called for negotiations with Madrid. The given gesture relieved fears of immediate unrest in the EU.
On Wednesday, Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told that there was room for talks within the framework Spain’s existing constitution. However, he stressed that the Calatan leader's speech had turned to be a sort of trick.
On Wednesday, the common currency soared to $1.18345 in early trade, thus demonstrating its strongest reading since September 26.
Financial experts stressed that any moves higher in the common currency will be probably restricted, considering the extent to which it has already leapt versus the greenback – more than 12% so far in 2017.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US Bureau of Economic Analysis will publish Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) on May 27 at 15:30 GMT+3.
The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.