Weekly Currency Views

Key events that may affect the following currency pairings:
 

  • EUR/USD
    - ECB unveils revamped QE program, downgrades outlook thru 2017 (Thu 03-Sep).
    - Eurozone retail sales rise by less than expected in July (Thu 03-Sep).
    - Eurozone Sentix investor confidence slumps to 7-month low (Mon 07-Sep).
    - Eurozone: Strong Q2 GDP led by Germany and Spain (Tue 08-Sep).
  • GBP/USD
    - UK August Markit/CIPS construction PMI edged slightly higher to 57.3 (Wed 02-Sep).
    - UK August Markit services and composite PMI revised lower (Thu 03-Sep).
    - UK July trade deficit expected to widen (due Wed 09-Sep, 16:30hrs SGT).
    - UK July industrial production expected to rise (due Wed 09-Sep, 16:30hrs SGT).
    - BoE expected to keep rates unchanged (due Thu 10-Sep, 16:30hrs SGT).
  • AUD/USD
    - Australia trade deficit falls 19% in July (Thu 03-Sep).
    - China cuts 2014 GDP growth from 7.4% to 7.3% (Mon 07-Sep).
    - China trade surplus expands in August despite weak exports (Tue 08-Sep).
    - NAB: Business conditions trend strongest in 6 years (Tue 08-Sep).
    - Australia September consumer sentiment falls 5.6% m/m to 93.9 (Wed 09-Sep).
    - Australia jobs growth (year to July) revised down (Wed 09-Sep).
  • NZD/USD
    - Mixed US jobs report gives no clues to Fed rate debate (Fri 04-Sep).
    - NZ Treasury warns that budget may remain in deficit: Radio NZ (Mon 07-Sep).
    - RBNZ expected to cut policy rates by 0.25% to 2.75% (Thu 10-Sep, 05:00hrs SGT).

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