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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
02:00 China New Loans August 385 710 702.5
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Finally) July +0.2% +0.2% +0.4%
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Finally) July -0.9% -0.9% -0.7%
06:05 Japan BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
09:00 Eurozone Industrial production, (MoM) July -0.3% +0.6% +1.0%
09:00 Eurozone Industrial Production (YoY) July 0.0% +1.3% +2.2%
09:00 Eurozone Employment Change Quarter II +0.1% +0.1% +0.2%
09:00 Eurozone ECOFIN Meetings
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. retail sales and the Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment index. The U.S. retail sales are expected to rise by 0.3% in August.
Retail sales excluding automobiles are expected to increase by 0.2% in August.
The Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment index is expected to climb to 83.2 in September from 82.5 in August.
The greenback remained supported on speculation the Fed will start to hike its interest rate sooner than expected. The San Francisco Federal Reserve released a research report on Monday. The report showed that investors were underestimating the start of interest rate hike by the Fed.
The euro traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. Eurozone's industrial production rose 1.0% in July, beating forecasts of a 0.6% gain, after a 0.3% decline in June.
On a yearly basis, the industrial production in the Eurozone climbed 2.2% in July, exceeding expectations for a 1.3%, after 0.0% in June.
Eurozone's employment change increased to 0.2% in the second quarter from 0.1% in the previous quarter. Analysts had expected a 0.1% rise.
The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. Scotland's independence referendum continued to weigh on the pound. A Wednesday Scotland's independence poll showed 53% said "no" to independence.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair traded mixed
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 U.S. Retail sales August 0.0% +0.3%
12:30 U.S. Retail sales excluding auto August +0.1% +0.2%
12:30 U.S. Import Price Index August -0.2% -0.8%
13:55 U.S. Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Finally) September 82.5 83.2
14:00 U.S. Business inventories July +0.4% +0.5%
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