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China’s economy is expanding again, according to official data (USD/CNH)

The National Bureau of Statistics China (NBS) released PMI data this week which shows both the manufacturing and services sector are expanding.

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European Open: China’s PMI squeeze in a surprise expansion, GBP/AUD turns higher

China’s PMI beat expectations and expanded, which could give global growth prospects a boost as China continues to reopen

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January 31, 2023 05:40 AM
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EU markets ease on mixed European PMIs

There were some downside surprises with French and UK services, and German manufacturing, all disappointing expectations

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Average Hourly Earnings steals thunder in NFP jobs data

Markets are focusing on the Average Hourly Earnings data for December, which was lower than expected. But will the Fed see it as dovish as the markets?

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January 6, 2023 04:13 PM
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Eurozone stocks turn lower as PMIs remain in contraction

Economic activity remains rooted deeply in negative territory, due to the soaring cost of living, rising interest rates and elevated levels of uncertainty.

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Recession worries grow in busy week for earnings and central banks

Poor PMI data underscore the challenges central banks face at a time when inflation remains very high

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Recession worries grow in busy week for earnings and central banks

Poor PMI data underscore the challenges central banks face at a time when inflation remains very high

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European Open: FTSE bulls eye break of 7000, Flash PMI’s up next

Futures suggest the FTSE could challenge the 7,000 resistance level, but we also have flash PMI data in focus for the UK, Europe and US.

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October 24, 2022 06:18 AM
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European Open: FTSE bulls eye break of 7000, Flash PMI’s up next

Futures suggest the FTSE could challenge the 7,000 resistance level, but we also have flash PMI data in focus for the UK, Europe and US.

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October 24, 2022 06:18 AM
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China’s PMI’s continue to underperform, USD/CNH bulls eye 7.00

The National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) released PMI data for China, and is another data set which underperforms relative to expectations.

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August 31, 2022 03:17 AM
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US PMI’s disappoint ahead of key inflation data and Jackson Hole

Whilst US PMI data disappointed, it’s not as though the economic deterioration we’re witnessing didn’t come without plenty of warning. And the upshot all this is that it's deflationary.

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European and US PMIs weaker; EUR/USD remains near parity

With the Jackson Hole Symposium this Thursday and Friday and the Fed stating that it is “data dependent”, the US data matters more at this point.

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WTI lower, but it has little to do with the upcoming OPEC+ meeting

With negative manufacturing data beginning in China and continuing throughout the US session, WTI Crude Oil has been trading lower, down nearly 5% on Monday.

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August 1, 2022 08:04 PM
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China’s manufacturing and services sectors expanded in June

Data from NBS (National Bureau of Statistics) expanded for the first month in four as lockdown restrictions were eased.

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Fears of global slowdown continue to weigh on Copper and AUD/USD

With more manufacturing due out later in the week, traders need to watch Dr Copper to help gauge the health of the economy. If copper continues its move lower, watch for AUD/USD to move lower with it!

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June 29, 2022 03:59 PM
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Poor PMIs underpin recession worries

This is the latest macro data to underscore worries about a sharp economic slowdown

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European Open: Volatile trade for yen pairs, PMI’s up next

The Japanese yen was broadly higher overnight on comments from a former FX and a report showing foreign investors fled the bond market last week.

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June 23, 2022 06:15 AM

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Lagarde comments, poor UK PMIs give EUR/GBP a lift

Hawkish comments from ECB President Christine Lagarde and weaker PMI data from the UK have helped push EUR/GBP back towards recent highs.

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May 24, 2022 04:10 PM
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European Open: EUR/USD pulls back ahead of PMI’s, futures lower

PMI data makes up the baulk of economic data for Europe and the US, which kicks off with German data at 08:15 BST.

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May 24, 2022 06:30 AM
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Asian Open: China’s PMI Contracts for a Second Month

We have a busy calendar to kick the week off today, and eyes will be focussed on Caixin’s PMI data at 12:45 AEST given the official data slumped to a new pandemic low on Sunday.

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October 31, 2021 10:00 PM
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European Open: Evergrande Coughs Up, Flash PMI’s in Focus

Another day, another bullet dodged by the troubled Property Developer Evergrande. With a slight risk-on tone, focus now shifts to Flash PMI data for Europe and the US.

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European Open: China Services PMI Follows Manufacturing Lower

China’s strict lockdown measures have also seen the service sector contract, which points to slower growth for the world’s second largest economy.

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September 3, 2021 01:17 AM

European Open: China PMI Contracts, ADP Employment and ISM in Focus

The final PMI read for China’s manufacturing sector was revised lower, which placed it into contraction for the first time since April 2020.

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September 1, 2021 01:37 AM