The UK Markit/CIPS Services PMI for August is predicted at 55.5, and the UK Markit/CIPS Composite PMI is predicted at 55.3. Forex traders can compare this to the UK Markit/CIPS Services PMI for July, reported at 59.6, and the UK Markit/CIPS Composite PMI reported at 59.2.
Risk aversion has caused the pound to suffer. However, according to MUFG economists, the pound will be bolstered by the Bank of England's willingness to continue its plans to roll back policy measures next year.
Australian and New Zealand trade data came in better than expected, but inflation was hotter than forecast in South Korea. Traders will get more inflation data out of Switzerland and the Eurozone this morning. Other reports that may influence the gold price are trade data out of India and industrial production figures from Brazil. Following yesterday’s disappointing ADP employment data out of the US, which saw a downward revision to the previous month, the focus will shift to US initial jobless claims later in the session.
The New Zealand ANZ Activity Outlook for August increased 19.2%, and ANZ Business Confidence was reported at -14.2. Forex traders can compare this to the New Zealand ANZ Activity Outlook for July, which increased 26.3%, and ANZ Business Confidence reported at -3.8.
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