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.
Swiss franc leaps in risk-off trade
On Wednesday, the traditional safe haven Swiss franc leapt versus the evergreen buck and the common currency because rising tensions on the Korean peninsula welcomed risk-off trade.
The currency pair USD/CHF hit a minimum of 0.9614, which is the weakest reading since July 27.
Market sentiment was affected after on Wednesday North Korea announced it was considering a missile attack on the American Pacific territory of Guam, following Trump’s warning that any threat would be repelled with fury and fire.
Trump simply responded to reports that North Korea had managed to create a miniaturized nuclear weapon for its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The Swissy, normally enjoying popularity in times of market turbulence or geopolitical tension, ascended versus the common currency.
The currency pair EUR/CHF dipped 1.29% reaching 1.1300, finding itself on track for the largest one day descend in more than two years.
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 Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 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.