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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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February 2, 2023 09:40 PM
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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 11:13 AM

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 30, 2022 10:21 PM

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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 03:04 PM
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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 10:59 AM
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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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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 11:10 AM
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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 01:30 AM

PMIs spark Crude selloff; hypes USD/CAD

As a result of the slowdown in manufacturing in the worlds 2 largest economies, crude oil took at hit

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August 2, 2021 12:29 PM
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What do current PMIs say about the global economy?

With strong PMI data, the recovery process seems to be well underway

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May 5, 2021 09:42 AM
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European Open: Mixed lead from Asia, Soft Open for Europe, PMI’s Next

Whilst Asian equities mostly shrugged off Wall Street’s tax-driven turmoil, it seems more of a ‘holding session’ as tight ranges suggest traders are waiting to see if there is any follow-through.

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April 22, 2021 08:31 PM
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China: So many problems but PMIs ain’t one

Despite all the geopolitical problems, the economy is still humming along.

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March 31, 2021 05:47 AM
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European Open: USD/JPY hits fresh highs, China PMI’s rise

Now on its sixth consecutive bullish session, USD/JPY rallied to a fresh high overnight and stopped just shy of 111.00.

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March 30, 2021 09:44 PM
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Asian Open: PMI supportive of sentiment overnight (bar China)

PMI data was mostly supportive of sentiment overnight, with data from parts of Asia, Europe and North America beating expectations.

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March 1, 2021 12:10 PM

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China Manufacturing PMI above 50, but for how much longer?

If the trend continues, the readings will soon be below 50, indicating China’s manufacturing sector will be contracting!

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March 1, 2021 08:02 AM
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European Open: Minor Bounce for Indices ahead of key PMI reports

Sentiment was given a slight boost in Asia today following the weekend’s positive news flow.

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February 28, 2021 07:54 PM
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AUD/USD breakout out of flag formation; On its way to 0.8400?

AUD/USD traders will be eyeing the 0.8000 level first

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February 19, 2021 04:37 AM
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EUR/USD and DXY at key levels

Watch 1.2050 as the line in the sand!

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February 1, 2021 09:50 AM
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USD/CNH: Bearish Run Shows no Signs of Stopping Yet

USD/CNH has dropped 1.4% so far in October and is on track for a fifth straight monthly decline.

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October 29, 2020 06:26 PM

EU Stocks Could Rebound Despite Recession Concerns

Earlier, the euro and European stock markets sunk after purchasing managers in the services and particularly manufacturing sectors reported sharply deteriorating conditions for March.

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March 22, 2019 03:21 AM