The releases of employment change and the unemployment rate for Australia are expected on February 21, at 2:30 MT time.
China June trade surpasses expectations as global demand is still strong
China posted better-than-expected trade data for June, thus suggesting the country’s economy is holding up well due to firmer global demand notwithstanding a struggling property market at home amid a financial crackdown, which has applied pressure to firms.
China's June exports tacked on 11.3% from last year, while imports surged 17.2%, both beating experts' expectations, as Thursday’s data revealed.
It left China with a trade surplus of about $42.77 billion for the month, as the General Administration of Customs reported.
Experts surveyed by Reuters had hoped for June shipments from the world's leading exporter to have ascended 8.7%, which is in line with the annual surge figure in May.
Imports were predicted to have soared 13.1%, easing from the suddenly strong 14.8% leap in May.
Experts were actually expecting China's trade surplus to have extended to approximately $42.44 billion in June from May's outcome of $40.81 billion.
The release of the Federal open market committee (FOMC) meeting minutes is scheduled on February 20, at 21.00 MT time.
There’s a likelihood next month that Greece won’t receive up to 750 million euros, it’s expected to get under a debt relief deal with the EU concluded in 2018 because this European country has failed to complete a number of agreed reforms…
Did Bitcoin manage to recover and what was the hottest news in the crypto and blockchain world? Read and find out!
On Monday, Asian stocks traded mostly higher, with Shanghai bucking the trend because centrist Emmanuel Macron fully matched opinion survey hopes and left anti-EU far-right nominee Marine Le Pen behind…
Japan's March real wages went down at the fastest pace in nearly two years, weighed by minor nominal pay lifts as well as a moderate ascend in consumer prices, thus posing a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tries to revitalize the Japanese…