According to the recent report by the Australian Department of Industry, the country is forecast to earn around 136 billion Australian dollars from the ore exports this year.
China's economy keeps speeding down
The Chinese economy is demonstrating signs of deceleration because America is about to impose tougher trade tariffs. In this Asian country, investment decelerated to a record minimum and customers became more cautious about spending. That’s what Tuesday’s data disclosed.
Fixed-asset investment surge speeded down more than anticipated to 5.5% in January-July. It was an outcome of the government’s clampdown on lavish local government borrowing for projects to spur surge.
Additionally, industrial output surge also undershot hopes, suppressed by pollution curbs as well as the uncertain trade outlook. Exports were quite resilient, but business surveys point to diving overseas orders.
With the American trade conflict threatening more pressure on the Chinese already decelerating economy, the Chinese government has shifted its focus to stimulating domestic demand. Moreover, the Chinese authorities took another approach in its clampdown on debt and financial risks that stimulated borrowing costs and provoked a soaring number of defaults.
The Chinese government promised to spur spending on roads and railways. That’s the country’s traditional measure when the Chinese economy decelerates. The PBOC is injecting more funds into the financial system and making commercial financial institutions offer more loans at more affordable rates to small firms.
In July, new Yuan loans managed to surpass hopes, as statistics disclosed on Monday. That’s one of the few upbeat moments in the recent data.
With the Chinese economy shifting into lower gear without a trade shock, some market experts foresaw that the PBOC will soon have its official lending rate cut for the first time since 2015, although most financial experts forecast a more moderate stream of support measures in the nearer future.
The pace of fixed asset investment turned out to be the weakest on record since 1996.
Fixed-asset investment tacked on by 3% in July from 2017.
The US dollar is heading for the best week in three. The market sentiment is mixed as optimism about the global economic recovery was outshined by increasing tensions between the West and China.
Rising yields, potential US tax hikes, and inflation fears worry investors. As a result, the market sentiment is risk-off. Stocks are falling, while the USD and the JPY are edging higher.
US retail sales will be out on Thursday, April 15, at 15:30 MT. It is a significant release for traders as it will impact the US dollar.
As the earnings season kicks in, JPMorgan is the first to impress us with the better-than-expected data!
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 05:00 MT.