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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
01:00 China Manufacturing PMI August 51.7 51.2 51.1
01:30 Australia Company Operating Profits Quarter II +3.1% -1.8% -6.9%
01:45 China HSBC Manufacturing PMI (Finally) August 50.3 50.3 50.2
06:00 Germany GDP (QoQ) (Finally) Quarter II -0.2% -0.2% -0.2%
06:00 Germany GDP (YoY) (Finally) Quarter II +0.8% +0.8% +0.8%
06:30 Australia RBA Commodity prices, y/y August -12.1% -11.5%
07:30 Switzerland Manufacturing PMI August 54.3 53.8 52.9
07:48 France Manufacturing PMI (Finally) August 46.5 46.5 46.9
07:53 Germany Manufacturing PMI (Finally) August 52.0 52.0 51.4
07:58 Eurozone Manufacturing PMI (Finally) August 50.8 50.8 50.7
08:30 United Kingdom Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing August 55.4 55.1 52.5
08:30 United Kingdom Net Lending to Individuals, bln July 2.5 2.4 3.4
08:30 United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals July 67 66 67
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies. Tensions over Ukraine continued to weigh on markets.
U.S. markets are closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday.
The New Zealand dollar increased against the U.S dollar due to the strong overseas trade data from New Zealand. New Zealand's overseas trade index climbed 0.3% in the second quarter, after a 1.8% increase in the first quarter. Export volumes dropped 5.3%, while import volumes gained 3.6%.
The Australian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar despite the weaker-than-expected economic data from Australia. Company operating profits in Australia fell 6.9% in the second quarter, missing expectations for a 1.8% drop, after a 2.0% rise in the first quarter. The first quarter's figure was revised down from a 3.1% gain.
Commodity prices in Australia declined 11.5% in August, after a 12.1 drop in July.
The Australia Industry Group released its manufacturing index for Australia. The index decreased to 47.3 in August from 50.7 in July. The figure below the mark of 50 means contraction.
The Japanese yen traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the capital spending data from Japan. Capital spending in Japan rose 3.0% in the second quarter, after a 7.4% increase in the first quarter.
EUR/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.3118
GBP/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.6606
USD/JPY: the currency pair traded mixed
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:00 Canada Bank holiday
12:00 U.S. Bank holiday
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