The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
Common currency is intact
On Monday, key currencies were nearly intact in Europe. However, a positive tone in stock markets in the wake of Friday’s American GDP report assisted the Australian and New Zealand dollars to rally a bit versus the evergreen buck.
Experts haven’t noticed an evident impact on the common currency from the general election in Spain, with the center-left PSOE party as a winner. Pedro Sanchez, PSOE leader can’t form a majority cabinet with Podemos, the more radical of the country’s two left-wing parties that makes it less probable that Spain is going to have budgets with excessive deficits drafted and further destabilize the fiscal consensus in the EU.
The common currency was worth $1.1161, a bit above the two-year minimum that it sank to the previous week. In fact, it was backed by profit-taking in oil against the backdrop of Twitter remarks from Donald Trump at the weekend. American leader told that talked to Saudi Arabia as well as others about soaring crude flow. Apparently, lower crude prices normally benefit the European economy, as an oil importer. On the other hand, such petrocurrencies as the Russian ruble face an adverse effect. From the previous week’s maximum, it has slumped by nearly 1.5%.
Estimating the evergreen buck’s purchasing power against its main counterparts the USD index hit 97.708, nearly 0.3% below the fresh maximum for this year recorded on Tuesday.
The common currency might react later to EU monetary data. Additionally, private-sector credit surge is anticipated to have stuck with 3.3% in March, intact from February.
The UK pound has started the trading week in wait-and-see mode in anticipation of a speech by BoE chief Mark Carney.
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This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.