Australian Dollar Soars as RBA Drops Call for Depreciation
- Australian Dollar Soars as RBA Statement Drops Call for More Depreciation
- UK Construction PMI Unlikely to Stir British Pound as BOE Meeting Looms
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The Australian Dollar outperformed in otherwise quiet overnight trade, rising as much as 1.2 percent on average against its top counterparts. The move followed the RBA monetary policy announcement. While the central bank kept the baseline lending rate unchanged at 2 percent as expected, the statement released following the sit-down revealed moderation in policymakers’ rhetoric about the exchange rate. Specifically, Governor Glenn Stevens conspicuously left out recently ubiquitous language saying further Aussie depreciation is “both likely and necessary”.
July’s UK Construction PMI report headlines the economic calendar in European hours. Expectations call for the index to edge narrowly higher to 58.5 from 58.1 recorded in the prior month, reflecting a slight acceleration in the pace of home-building sector activity growth. The outcome may not inspire follow-through from the British Pound however as traders withhold directional conviction until after this week’s much-anticipated Bank of England policy announcement passes.
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|23:30||AUD||ANZ Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Conf||112.9||-||112.5|
|23:50||JPY||Monetary Base (YoY) (JUL)||32.8%||-||34.2%|
|23:50||JPY||Monetary Base End of period (JUL)||¥325.7T||-||¥325.0T|
|0:00||NZD||QV House Prices (YoY) (JUL)||10.1%||-||9.3%|
|1:00||NZD||ANZ Commodity Price (JUL)||-11.2%||-||-3.1%|
|1:30||AUD||Trade Balance (JUN)||-2933M||-3000M||-2677M|
|1:30||AUD||Retail Sales (MoM) (JUN)||0.7%||0.4%||0.4%|
|1:30||JPY||Labor Cash Earnings (YoY) (JUN)||-2.4%||0.9%||0.7%|
|1:30||JPY||Real Cash Earnings (YoY) (JUN)||-2.9%||-||0.0%|
|1:30||AUD||Retail Sales Ex Inflation (QoQ) (2Q)||0.8%||0.4%||0.6%|
|4:30||AUD||RBA Cash Rate Target||2.0%||2.0%||2.0%|
|6:00||GBP||Nationwide House Px (MoM) (JUL)||0.4% (A)||-0.2%||Low|
|6:00||GBP||Nationwide House Px (YoY) (JUL)||3.5% (A)||3.3%||Low|
|6:00||CHF||UBS Real Estate Bubble Index (2Q)||1.37 (A)||1.27||Low|
|6:30||AUD||Commodity Index AUD (JUL)||-||80.2||Low|
|6:30||AUD||Commodity Index (YoY) (JUL)||-||-17.9%||Low|
|8:30||GBP||Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI (JUL)||58.5||58.1||Medium|
|9:00||EUR||PPI (MoM) (JUN)||0.0%||0.0%||Medium|
|9:00||EUR||PPI (YoY) (JUN)||-2.2%||-2.0%||Medium|
|CCY||Supp 3||Supp 2||Supp 1||Pivot Point||Res 1||Res 2||Res 3|
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