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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia MI Inflation Gauge, m/m July 0.0% +0.2%
00:30 Australia MI Inflation Gauge, y/y July +3.0% +2.6%
01:30 Australia Retail sales (MoM) June -0.3% +0.6%
01:30 Australia Retail Sales Y/Y June +4.6% -0.2%
01:30 Australia ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) July +4.4% +0.3%
07:30 Switzerland Manufacturing PMI July 54.0 52.8 54.3
08:30 Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence August 10.1 9.5 2.7
08:30 United Kingdom PMI Construction July 62.6 62.4
09:00 Eurozone Producer Price Index, MoM June -0.1% 0.0% +0.1%
09:00 Eurozone Producer Price Index (YoY) June -1.0% -1.1% -0.8%
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies in the absence of any economic reports in the U.S. Friday's release of disappointing U.S. labour market data still weighed on the greenback. The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, missing expectations for a growth of 230,000 jobs. The unemployment rate in the U.S. increased to 6.2% in July from 6.1% in June.
The euro traded slightly lower against the U.S. dollar after economic data from the Eurozone. The number of unemployed people in Spain fell by 29,800 in July, after a drop by 122,700 in June.
Sentix investor confidence in the Eurozone declined to 2.7 in August from 10.1 in July, missing forecasts of the decrease to 9.5.
Producer price index in the Eurozone climbed 0.1% in June, after a 0.1% fall in May. On a yearly basis, Eurozone's producer price index decreased 0.8% in June, after a 1.0% decline in May.
The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the construction purchasing managers' index in the UK. Construction purchasing managers' index in the UK fell to 62.4 in July from 62.6 in June.
The Swiss franc traded little changed after the better-than-expected manufacturing purchasing managers' index. The Swiss manufacturing purchasing managers' index increased to 54.3 in July from 54.0 in June, beating expectations for a decline to 52.8.
EUR/USD: the currency pair declined to $1.3415
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair decreased to Y102.52
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Bank holiday
23:30 Australia AIG Services Index July 47.6
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