Economic calendar (GMT0):
Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual
01:30 Australia Private Capital Expenditure Quarter II -4.7% Revised From -4.4% -2.5% -4.0%
06:00 United Kingdom Nationwide house price index, y/y August 3.5% 3.1% 3.2%
06:00 United Kingdom Nationwide house price index August 0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
The U.S. dollar strengthened against major currencies amid strong data on the U.S. economy and gains in equities. The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that seasonally adjusted durable goods orders rose by 2% in July compared to the previous month. June reading was revised to 4.1% from 3.4%. Better data partly reflect greater investment into new equipment, suggesting growing optimism among producers.
Dollar's gains were limited by comments from FOMC member Dudley, who said that now a rate increase in September looks less likely than a few weeks ago. He also noted that China's slowing economic growth weighs on the global economy.
The pound slightly gained against the greenback, recovering after yesterday's declines. Experts say that the sterling was influenced by a survey, which showed that inflation expectations declined in August. Data by YouGov showed that one-year expectations fell to 1.4% from 1.6%. This could delay a rate increase by the Bank of England.
The yen little changed. It was supported by comments by Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda, who said that further quantitative easing is unnecessary.
EUR/USD: the pair rose to $1.1355 in Asian trade
USD/JPY: the pair traded within Y119.75-25
GBP/USD: the pair rose to $1.5510
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)
08:00 Eurozone Private Loans, Y/Y July 0.6% 0.8%
08:00 Eurozone M3 money supply, adjusted y/y July 5.0% 4.9%
12:30 U.S. Continuing Jobless Claims August 2254 2250
12:30 U.S. PCE price index, q/q (Revised) Quarter II -2% 2.2%
12:30 U.S. PCE price index ex food, energy, q/q (Revised) Quarter II 1% 1.8%
12:30 U.S. Initial Jobless Claims August 277 274
12:30 U.S. GDP, q/q (Revised) Quarter II 0.6% 3.2%
17:00 U.S. Jackson Hole Symposium
23:05 United Kingdom Gfk Consumer Confidence August 4 4
23:30 Japan Household spending Y/Y July -2.0% 1.3%
23:30 Japan Tokyo Consumer Price Index, y/y August 0.2%
23:30 Japan Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food, y/y August -0.1% -0.2%
23:30 Japan Unemployment Rate July 3.4% 3.4%
23:30 Japan National Consumer Price Index, y/y July 0.4% 0.2%
23:30 Japan National CPI Ex-Fresh Food, y/y July 0.1% -0.2%
23:50 Japan Retail sales, y/y July 0.9% 1.1%