The market sentiment deteriorated amid fresh US-China tensions. Investors remain cautious as increasing virus cases may damage economic activity again.
UK Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing production is a leading indicator of Britain’s economic health. It makes up 80% of the country’s total industrial production. As a result, this release has a great impact on the pound’s exchange rate. Production is correlated with employment and earnings. Moreover, the indicator quickly reacts to ups and downs of the business cycle.
The UK economy suffered a lot because of the Brexit deal so every piece of economic statistics is very important. If manufacturing production turns out to be better than expected, the pound will get support. Otherwise, the data will signal further weakness of the UK economy, and the British pound will decline.
• If the data is greater than the forecast, the British pound will appreciate.
• If the data is weaker than the forecast, the British pound will go down.
Risk-on is back on the market. Riskier currencies and stocks are in favor. Gold is rising too as investors try to hedge.
Riskier currencies and stocks are in favor of investors. Surprisingly, gold rallies too. Let’s have a closer look.
The European central bank will publish the main refinancing rate and make a statement on Thursday, July 16, at 14:45 MT time. Also, the ECB’s press conference will be later at 15:30 MT time.
Optimism about the Moderna vaccine improved the market sentiment. Let’s have a closer look, what’s happening today.
The Canadian central bank will announce interest rates and make a speech on Wednesday, July 15, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be later at 18:15 MT time.