The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
German June exports demonstrate the sharpest dip in two years
In June, German imports descended more steeply than exports, pushing the trade balance to a 10-month maximum, as Tuesday’s data disclosed.
The data will probably spur criticism of conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, expected to grasp a fourth term next month, for not stimulating investments enough as a way to step up imports and back other countries.
Seasonally adjusted exports went down by 2.8%, which is the steepest drop since August 2015, which concluded five consecutive months of surge. Imports slid 4.5%, which is the biggest loss since January 2009, as data from the Federal Statistics Office disclosed.
Both figures ruined hopes in a Reuters survey, which had pointed to exports sagging 0.3%, and imports ascending by 0.2%.
Financial experts consider the decline in both imports and exports to be a technical correction after five months of surge powered by firm demands for German goods from within and also outside of the euro zone.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.