The Bank of England raised the chances of an August rate rise after its chief economist joined two other members of its rate-setting monetary policy committee voting for an immediate hike in borrowing costs.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions.
LONDON (Reuters) - Simmering trade and political tensions and a pumped-up dollar weighed on world shares on Thursday, while oil prices were under pressure before an OPEC meeting expected to increase the world’s supply of crude.
Investing.com - The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index fell in June, to a reading of 19.9 from 34.4 in May, the Philly Fed reported on Thursday.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been given a boost after official figures revealed the public finances are in better shape than had been thought.
Next trading day's important events
- 15:30 (GMT 3) CA - Retail Sales (MoM) (Apr)
- 15:30 (GMT 3) CA - Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) (May)
- USDJPY: 109.97
- EURUSD: 1.1594
- S&P 500: 2751.87
- NASDAQ: 7728.26