Looking ahead into the coming week, the series of CPI and Unemployment Rate, along with U.S. Retail Sales and BOE Gov Bailey’s speech, can drive plenty of headlines to keep the markets on the move. The benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yields dropped to near the two-week low on the back of positive U.S. economic data.
1) AUD Retail Sales (MoM) – Monday, 02:30 GMT
The Australian Bureau of Statistics releases this data, which is a survey of goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes.
2) BoE’s Governor Bailey speech – Tuesday, 15:30 GMT
Traders closely observe his public engagements as they are usually used to leave detailed clues regarding future monetary policy. Thus, the hawkish tone is seen as bullish for GBP currency; conversely, the dovish tone is understood as bearish for the GBP currency.
3) CNY – Consumer Price Index – Tuesday, 01:30 GMT
This data is typically released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, a measure of retail price variations within a representative basket of goods and services. The result is a complete summary of the results obtained from the rural consumer price and urban consumer price index.
4) Consumer Price Index (MoM) – Wednesday, 13:30 GMT
This data is normally released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which gauges the price movements by comparing the retail prices of a representative shopping basket of goods and services.
5) Crude Oil Inventories – Wednesday, 15:30 GMT
This data is released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a U.S. key indicator and primarily affects the Canadian dollar due to Canada’s sizable energy sector. It measures supply and demand imbalances in the market, leading to changes in production levels and price volatility.
6) U.S. Unemployment Claims – Thursday, 13:30 GMT
This data is typically released by the U.S. Department of Labor, which measures the number of people filing first-time claims for state unemployment insurance.
7) US Retail Sales (MoM) – Friday, 13:30 GMT
This data generally released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which measures the total receipts of retail stores. Monthly percent changes show the rate of changes in such sales.