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.
Sterling descends in Asia as election opinion surveys eyed
On Tuesday, the British pound moved down in Asia because opinion surveys demonstrated a tightened feud ahead of the June 8 election, while traders noted that the campaign to date turned to be closer than previously expected.
The currency pair GBP/USD sank 0.27%, offering an outcome of 1.2806. USD/JPY hit 111.13, sliding 0.12%. AUD/USD reached 0.7420, descending 0.24%.
Meanwhile, in Australia, building approvals leapt 4.4%, quite above the 3% month-on-month revenue expected for April.
Japan posted that household spending figures for April tacked on 0.5%, unlike a 1.1% revenue observed month-on-month. Additionally, jobs data demonstrated unemployment rate intact at 2.8%, while retail sales tacked on a more than expected 3.2%.
Overnight, the US currency was nearly intact versus key currencies, staying above the previous week’s six-and-a-half month minimums, with American financial markets unavailable for the Memorial Day holiday.
The Bank of England will publish its Monetary Policy Report and Summary, Official Bank Rate, and its votes on May 5 at 14:00 MT.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will make the cash rate statement on May 3, at 07:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US PPI will come out on Thursday, May 12, at 15:30 MT time.