US Industrial Production preview – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered their outlook for the day's data ahead in US Industrial production. Key Quotes: "We expect a steady 0.2% m-o-m increase in top-line industrial production in August (Consensus: 0.1%). Core (non-auto) manufacturing activity has been improving at a solid pace ...

Chile BCCH Interest Rate in line with forecasts (2.5%) in September

Argentina Unemployment Rate (QoQ) below forecasts (9%) in 2Q: Actual (8.7%)

BoE made it reasonably clear, rates will rise – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that the BoE made it reasonably clear that it could be joining the Fed and BoC in withdrawing policy stimulus shortly as inflation starts to supplant Brexit on its list of worries.  Key Quotes: "The minutes noted that “some withdrawal of monetary stimulu ...

New Zealand Business NZ PMI: 57.9 (August) vs 55.4

North Korea has launched a missile – BNO News

Reports are hitting the wires that North Korea has launched a missile. Japan has issued an emergency alert, warning residents to seek shelter immediately.

Dollar Down Slightly In Early Asia, China, India Data Ahead

Investing.com - The dollar fell slightly against the yen in early Asia on Friday with data from China and India later in the day providing a look at foreign flows. USD/JPY chnged hands at 110.23. down 0.04%, while AUD/USD traded at 0.8001, down 0.04%. The U.S. dollar index, which measures th ...

Antipodean FX and rates outlook – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac explained their outlook for the antipodeans and rates. "Key quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: Positive momentum from the strong AU jobs data plus NZ election polls threatens the 1.11 area, although any new North Korean headlines will counter. AUD/NZD 1-3 month: A retest of th ...

Key US retails sales outlook – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered their outlook for the key US retail sales. Key Quotes: "We expect a 0.3% m-o-m increase in core (“control”) retail sales for August (Consensus: 0.2%). Core retail sales increased solidly in July with upward revisions to prior months, suggesting stron ...

CPI raises rate hike expectations – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that for those, including a number of FOMC officials, that felt that the recent waning in US inflation was a transitory story, the August CPI will provide some relief.  Key Quotes: "While the headline was affected by a hurricane- related boost to gasoline (6.3%) ...