Pound Looks to UK GDP to Gauge Growth Trends After Brexit Vote
- British Pound looks to UK GDP to gauge post-Brexit growth trends
- US Dollar unlikely find lasting lead in Durable Goods Orders data
- Australian Dollar down as risk appetite sours in overnight session
Third-quarter UK GDP figures headline the economic calendar in European trading hours. The release will mark the first look at cumulative growth trends since Brexit referendum. Expectations suggest output added 0.3 percent in the three months through September, amounting to the weakest performance in a year.
UK news-flow has tended outperform relative to consensus forecasts in recent months, suggesting analysts’ models have underestimated the economy’s vigor and opening the door for an upside surprise. Such an outcome could offer a near-term boost to British Pound but follow-through may prove lacking.
Leading survey data suggests that the pace of economic activity growth has fully recovered from a deep slide in the immediate aftermath of the vote to leave the EU, registering at an eight-month high in September. As such, a GDP print that strikes an upbeat tone is unlikely to prove especially surprising.
Sterling may be further capped considering the BOE has maintained a firmly dovish bias even as it admitted that the UK has shown to be more resilient than expected after the referendum outcome. This likely reflects the inherent lag in businesses’ ability to adjust to negativity, meaning the worst may yet loom ahead.
Later in the day, the US Durable Goods Orders report enters the spotlight. A flat result is expected in September, which would put the volatile data series squarely at its 12-month average and offer a relatively lead for Fed rate hike speculation.
With that in mind, the release may mean relatively little for the US Dollar. Indeed, traders may already be reluctant to show directional conviction ahead of Friday’s release of GDP figures. That is projected to show annualized growth accelerated to 2.5 percent, the strongest since the second quarter of last year.
The Australian Dollar declined in overnight trade. The move tracked losses across Asian stock exchanges to suggest souring sentiment as the source of selling pressure facing the risk-sensitive currency. Sterling corrected lower having broadly outperformed against its major counterparts yesterday.
|21:45||NZD||Trade Balance (NZ$) (SEP)||-1436m||-1145m||-1265m|
|21:45||NZD||Exports (NZ$) (SEP)||3.47b||3.53b||3.38b|
|21:45||NZD||Imports (NZ$) (SEP)||4.90b||4.68b||4.62b|
|21:45||NZD||Trade Balance 12 Mth YTD (NZ$) (SEP)||-3404m||-3113m||-3109m|
|00:30||AUD||Export Price Index (QoQ) (3Q)||3.5%||2.0%||1.4%|
|00:30||AUD||Import Price Index (QoQ) (3Q)||-1.0%||-0.8%||-1.0%|
|01:00||CNY||Swift Global Payments CNY (SEP)||2.03%||-||1.86%|
|01:30||CNY||Industrial Profits (YoY) (SEP)||7.7%||-||19.5%|
|06:00||CHF||UBS Consumption Indicator (SEP)||-||1.53||Low|
|08:00||EUR||Eurozone M3 Money Supply (YoY) (SEP)||5.1%||5.1%||Low|
|08:30||GBP||GDP (QoQ) (3Q A)||0.3%||0.7%||High|
|08:30||GBP||GDP (YoY) (3Q A)||2.1%||2.1%||High|
|08:30||GBP||Index of Services (MoM) (AUG)||0.1%||0.4%||Low|
|08:30||GBP||Index of Services (3M/3M) (AUG)||0.8%||0.6%||Low|
|10:00||GBP||CBI Retailing Reported Sales (OCT)||-2||-8||Low|
|10:00||GBP||CBI Total Dist. Reported Sales (OCT)||-||17||Low|
|CCY||Supp 3||Supp 2||Supp 1||Pivot Point||Res 1||Res 2||Res 3|
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