Economic Calendar

ECB Thursday is here, so let’s take a look at the potential market movers with the Dukascopy Economic Calendar. German Industrial Production for July opens this agenda at 6 o’clock in the morning. Production remains volatile as May’s increase was almost fully wiped out in June. UK Halifax House Price Index for August is up next at 7:30 AM. Prices increased by point 4% in July, reclaiming some of... Еще the ground lost in June. Second quarter revised Euro Zone GDP is up next at 9 AM. According to flash report, the 19-member state bloc’s economy expanded by point 6% in the quarter to June, when compared with the same period a year ago. Next up is the real Euro mover — European Central Bank Monetary Policy announcement at 11:45, followed by the press conference at a half past noon GMT. Mario Draghi has previously stated discussion on quantitative easing will happen in autumn, so perhaps September? As we approach the second half of the day, it’s time to head over the Atlantic for North American data run. Revised second quarter US productivity and costs is one of the three reports out at a half past noon GMT. According to preliminary data, Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased by point 9%, while costs were up by point 6%. US jobless claims report is the second item out at this time. Initial claims edged slightly higher by one thousand in the week ending 2nd of September. Canadian building permits for July is the final of the three reports at a half past noon. Permits increased by 2 and a half percent in June, building on May’s double digit advance. North American data run continues at 2 PM GMT with a couple more reports, including the US economic optimism for September. Optimism surprised on upside in August as the index jumped by 2 points. Canadian Ivey PMI for August is the second report available at 2 PM. Index has been hovering near the 60 point mark after dropping briefly in May. Finalized Japanese GDP for second quarter will be available at ten to midnight. Flash report showed a solid quarterly growth of 1%, beating estimates for a point 6% increase. Australian housing finance for July wraps up this agenda at 1:30 in the morning. Finance approvals have edged higher for two months in a row now and another rise is expected this time around as well. I’m Jack Everitt and that’s all for Thursday’s news reports, but do click back for Friday’s run-down. Goodbye.

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