The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
Greenback firms versus yen as traders wait for Yellen speech
On Tuesday, the US currency stood tall, moving to a one-month peak versus the Japanese yen as market participants waited to see if Fed Chair Janet Yellen would stick to her upbeat economic outlook at an event later in the world session.
She’s expected to participate in a discussion on global economic questions at London's Royal Academy, and it’s seen probably to stick to her upbeat views on the American economy notwithstanding a recent bunch of poor American economic data, backing the Fed's forecast of increasing interest rates once more in 2017.
Early on Tuesday, the selling helped the greenback to hit a fresh one-month peak of 111.95 yen. Last it traded 111.94 yen, up 0.1%.
However, Monday’s American data provided investors with a reason to be cautious over purchasing the US currency. New orders for major American-made capital goods suddenly dipped in May and shipments sagged too, hinting at a loss of momentum in the manufacturing sector about halfway through the second quarter.
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.