China will publish manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs on December 31, at 3:00 MT time.
AUD in focus of traders
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The Australian unemployment rate will be released on August 13 at 4:30 MT time!
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/NZD, AUD/CHF, EUR/AUD
Last time Australian unemployment rate jumped to the highest level since November 1998. Obviously, it was the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic: most companies were forced to shut down. As a result, many workers were fired. The total number even surpassed the all-time high of 992 300. Nevertheless, things are not so terrible as it may seem: employment rose by 210 800 in June, beating analysts’ estimates of a 112 000 increase. Now, Australia is suffering from the fresh coronavirus resurgence. New virus cases are inevitably rising in its state Victoria. Therefore, this time unemployment rate may surprise everyone.
- If the unemployment rate is better than the forecast, the AUD will rise.
- Otherwise, the AUD will fall.
The USA will publish Chicago PMI on December 30, at 16:45 MT time.
Canada's retail sales will be out on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.