The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
Japan's manufacturers are very optimistic in a decade as economy surges
In August, confidence at Japanese manufacturers tacked on to its highest value in nearly a decade led by producers of industrial materials, as a Reuters survey informed, in a further indication of broadening economic revival.
The Reuters' monthly survey, tracking the BOJ’s closely watched quarterly tankan – discovered that the service-sector mood went down, while still staying at a relatively high level, thus underscoring the overall firmness in domestic demand that underpinned robust expansion in the second quarter.
Business sentiment was about to plunge moderately over the next three months, showing a potential pullback from the 4% annualized surge in the April-June quarter powered by private consumption as well as capital expenditure.
In August, the sentiment index for manufacturers rallied just one point to 27 in the survey of 548 large- as well as mid-sized companies. The poll was conducted during the period of August 1-16. Up to 265 companies were responded.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
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