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02.09.2015 17:40

American focus: the US dollar rose

The US dollar rose against most major currencies, even after data showed that employment in the US private sector grew in August, less than expected, as concerns over the outlook for the global economy remain.

Data provided by Automatic Data Processing (ADP), have shown that the rate of increase of employment in the US private sector accelerated slightly in August, but was lower than the expectations of experts.

According to a report last month, the number of employees increased by 190 thousand. People, compared with a revised downward indicator for July at 177 thousand. (Originally reported growth of 185 thousand.). We add, according to the average forecast value of this indicator was to reach 201 thousand.

If we analyze the cross-sectional size of the companies, including small business employment increased by 85 thousand. (Among those with work from 1 to 19 employees - 50 ths., While among companies with 20-49 employees, the number rose to 35 thous.). With regard to medium-sized businesses (50-499 employees), there employment increased by 66 thousand. Man. Large enterprises (500 and more than 1,000 employees), meanwhile, have increased the number of employees by 40 thousand. (Companies with 500-999 employees increased employment by 5 thousand., As an enterprise with more than 1,000 employees increased employment by 34 thousand.).

In addition, the data showed that, in the context of a sector the number of employed among the companies producing goods increased by 17 thousand., While among those who provide services, rose to 173 thousand.

If we assess the growth sectors of the industry, you can see the following picture: the construction of 17 thousand., The production of 7 thousand., Trade / transportation / utilities 28 th., Financial services 13 th., Professional / business services 29 thous.

The euro fell against the dollar, while the experts point out that the focus will be the stock market and tomorrow's decision on the monetary policy of the ECB. Investors will be closely watching Draghi comments on the situation in China, the rate of June and the euro zone economy.

Little influenced by today's data on producer prices of the eurozone, which confirmed the predictions of experts. Statistical Office, Eurostat reported, on the basis of July, producer prices in the euro area decreased by 0.1%, while in the EU was registered a drop of 0.2%. We recall that in June, prices remained stable in the euro area and fell by 0.1% among the 28 EU countries. In annual terms, the producer price index decreased by 2.1% in the euro area and fell by 2.7% in the EU. At the end of June, prices in the euro area and fell by 2.1% (revised from -2.2%). The monthly change in the index in the euro area was associated with a decrease in prices in the energy sector (-0.5%), zero change in intermediate goods and an increase of 0.1% in the segment of durable capital goods and consumer durables. In general, prices in the industry, excluding energy remained stable. The largest decline in industrial producer prices was observed in Denmark (-2.6%), Estonia (-1.5%), Greece (-1.4%) and Belgium (-1.0%). Growth was recorded only in Ireland (1.3%), Cyprus (0.6%) and Slovakia (by 0.2%) and Spain (0.1%).

The pound fell earlier moderately against the US currency, while a foothold below the level of $ 1.5300, which was associated with the publication of weak data on Britain, but later rebounded above the opening level. According to the Markit / CIPS, the index of purchasing managers in the construction industry in Britain rose in August to 57.3 points against 57.1 points in July, pointing out the steady expansion. However, analysts expected the index to the level of 57.5 points. The greatest increase in activity was seen in the housing sector buildings. The volume of construction works in the commercial sphere also grew strongly, while engineering projects remained in the doldrums. "Construction companies in Britain continued to show a confident increase in activity in August, helped by growth in residential and commercial construction," - said Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit. The data also showed that construction firms positively look at their prospects. Most companies expect growth in the volume of work over the next year, while only 1 out of 20 expect reductions. Meanwhile, it was reported that employment continued to rise faster rate and a fall in oil prices slowed the rising cost of raw materials.

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