The US will reveal Non-farm payrolls on January 7, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
Will the RBA Rate Statement push the AUD?
RBA Rate Statement is on Tuesday at 07:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/NZD, AUD/CHF, EUR/AUD
In March, the interest rate of Australia was reduced to 0.25%. Since then, it was kept steady. The Reserve Bank of Australia informed at that time that there would be no intention to increase the rate until there is full employment, a 2-3% inflation rate, and other indications that the economy is recovering. Since then, although the economy is indeed recovering, the indicators are too far away from warranting the rate change. Hence, we will look at the tone of the RBA press conference to gather details of the outlook for the AUD. If these are positive enough, it may lead to another upswing with AUD/USD.
- If the bank’s tone is hawkish, the AUD will gain value.
- If the bank’s tone is dovish, the AUD will fall.
Germany will release the flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services industries at 10:30 GMT+2 on January 24.
Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) will release an economic sentiment index for Germany on January 18, 12:00 GMT+2
Great Britain's office for national statistics will release CPI data on January 19, 09:00 GMT+2.