The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
Euro edges up before ECB decision
On Thursday, the common currency managed to inch up because market participants waited for further details of the ECB’s intention for scaling back its bond- buying program. Meanwhile, the evergreen buck took a breather following its recent surge.
The euro tacked on 0.1% being worth $1.1824, having grown from a two-week minimum of about $1.1725, demonstrated on Monday.
On Thursday, the EU’s major financial institution is widely anticipated to unveil a scaling back of its ambitious bond-buying stimulus measure, taking a huge step in unwinding a long period of loose monetary policy.
As a Reuters survey of market experts suggests, the ECB is supposed to disclose that it’s about to get down to trimming its asset purchases to nearly 40 billion euros a month, down from the current outcome of 60 billion euros. The measure will be probably kick off in January.
The evergreen buck has been recently spurred by optimism regarding the prospects for a tax-cut initiative. Moreover, market participants pondered over the likelihood that Stanford University market expert John Taylor could head the Fed soon.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on May 6, at 15:30 MT time.
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.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.