PFXS news for week ahead

Since we do not expect any major releases during Monday, let’s immediately talk about highlights on Tuesday.

Tuesday – China is to release its Industrial Production which is expected to accelerate to +6.3% from previous reading of +6.0%. Also, we get China’s Retail Sales growth rate forecasted to remain on hold at +9.0%. As we already know, China announced new tariffs on US products and tripled its products. On other side, on European morning, we can expect the German GDP expected to move higher to +2.6% since previous +1.6%. We can also get the German CPI rate forecasted to remain on hold at +0.3%. Then we get the UK’s Unemployment rate for June who is expected to remain on hold at +4.2%. This highlight can affect to create volatility for GBP pairs. British Pound has weakened because of Brexit events and if this “No Brexit Deal” is confirmed we can expect GBP dropping even further. From the Euro-zone we can get the German ZEW Economic sentiment expected to drop from previous read of -24.7 to -19.1. (This happening can be very important and good news for EUR).

Wednesday – We get Australia’s Wage Price Index. The figure is forecasted to advance to +0.6% from previous +0.5% (Asian session). If this news happens, we could see the AUD and NZD strengthening. The main reasons behind a possible strengthening of the Aussie and the Kiwi, would be Australia’s wage growth continues to be low and stable across most industries in Australia. In statement in August 2018 we see a possible strengthening of the Aussie and the Kiwi, would be Australia’s wage growth continues to be low and stable across most industries in Australia. The UK Inflation data is to be released. The CPI figure is forecasted to increase from previous +2.4% to 2.5% (European session). The monthly figure is forecasted to drop to -0.1% from previous +0.4%. Also, we get the American Core Retail sales and the Retail sales both for July. The Core Retail sales are expected to remain on hold at +0.4%, and the Retail sales are expected to decelerate to +0.3% (US session). If the outcome is released as forecasted we could see a weakening of the USD. On the other side, we get UK Retail Sales which are expected to accelerate to +0.2% from previous reading of -0.5% (European session).

Thursday – We get Australia’s Unemployment Rate. The rate is widely expected to remain At +5.4% (Asian session). After that, we get the US Housing Starts for July. The indicator is expected to increase to 1.250 M (American session). The USD seemed to regaining some strength it lost at the beginning of the week. USD is superior over emerging market currencies! (Even we have actual trade war).

Friday – We can get Canadian Core CPI rate for July. Expected level is 0.1%.

Other economic highlights for today (8/3/2018)

In the European session we get UK’s Services PMI for July and Euro-zone’s retail sales growth rate for June.

In the American session we get Canada’s Trade Balance figure fir June and form the US the Trade Balance figure for June, the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI for July and the Baker Hughes oil rig count figure.

Other economic highlights for the rest of the week

In the European session we get Germany’s preliminary HICP rate for July, while in the American session we get the US Pending Home Sales growth rate for June.

On Tuesday, France’s and Euro-zone’s CPI preliminary rates for July are due out.

On Wednesday, we get the US ISM Mfg PMI for July and FOMC’s interest rate decision.

On Thursday, the much awaited BoE interest rate decision will be released and could significantly move the market.

On Friday, market focus may shift to the US employment report with its NFP figure and to a lesser extent the UK Services PMI, both for July.