Economic Calendar

Thursday is a very busy day with plenty of known market movers, so let's find out more. The closely watched German Labour Report for August is up first at 7:55 AM. The unemployment rate inched even lower in July, reaching its lowest level in more than 3 decades. UK Mortgage Approvals for August follow at 8:30. The number of approvals dropped to an 18-month low in July. Coming up next at noon... Еще GMT is the highly anticipated German Preliminary CPI for September. The annual inflation stood unchanged in August, but this release is expected to show some improvement. Another known market mover, the weekly update on US Jobless Claims, is out at 12:30. Initial claims went down by 8 thousand during the week ending September 17 whereas the continuing claims dropped by 36 thousand during the week ending September 10. The final estimate of US Second Quarter GDP comes at the same time. The initial estimate puts the annualised quarterly growth at 1.1%, which is better than anticipated and an improvement from the point 8% pace posted the previous quarter. US Pending Home Sales for August are released at 2. Sales rebounded in July, offsetting the unexpected point 8% drop a month ago. UK GfK Consumer Confidence for September is out at 11:01. The Index recovered some ground in August, having dropped to a 2-year low the previous month. The closely watched Japanese CPI for August follows at 11:30. The annual CPI has been negative for the past 5 months, despite the repeated attempts to boost it, and some traders speculate this may prompt the Bank of Japan to unleash some unconventional measures, while others argue the policy makers are running out of options. Japanese Preliminary Industrial Production for August is released at 11:50. Output slipped in July, having posted a strong 2.3% gain a month ago. New Zealand Business Confidence for September is due at midnight. The Index saw little change in August, suggesting the Kiwi companies remain optimistic; moreover, employment and investment intentions both went up. The high importance Chinese Purchasing Managers Index for September is out at 1 AM. This is the National Bureau of Statistics version, which suggests the Chinese manufacturing returned to growth in August. Australian Private Sector Credit for August will be available at half past 1. Consumer loans continued growing in July, and at a faster pace than the point 2% gain the previous month. Chinese Caixin Manufacturing PMI for September comes at 1:45. Unlike the NBS version, this Index lost point 6 points in August and now indicates the manufacturing remains at the same level as in July. And Japanese Housing Starts for August conclude this busy schedule at 5. July data surprised on the downside, following a 2.5% slip a month ago. I'm Celeste Skinner and this was the Economic Calendar for Thursday, the 29th of September. Check back in for the next overview of news releases for Friday. Goodbye.

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