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The Week Ahead – Stats, Geopolitics, COVID-19, and the Jackson Hole in Focus

economic calendar, with 42 stats in focus in the week ending 28th August. In the week prior, 57 stats had been in focus.” data-reactid=”14″ type=”text”>It’s a quieter week ahead on the economic calendar, with 42 stats in focus in the week ending 28th August. In the week prior, 57 stats had been in focus.

For the Dollar:

It’s another busy week ahead on the economic data front.

Expect consumer confidence figures on Tuesday and core durable goods orders on Wednesday to be the key drivers.

A decline in the jobless claims to sub-1m will be needed on the day… The markets will also be looking for an upward revision to GDP numbers.

On Friday, July inflation and personal spending figures and August’s Chicago PMI will be in focus.

Finalized consumer sentiment figures for August and July trade figures should have a muted impact.

On the monetary policy front, the Jackson Hole Symposium will be in focus on Thursday and Friday. Following last week’s FOMC meeting minutes and positive PMI numbers, Powell will draw plenty of attention.

Away from the economic calendar, geopolitics and the COVID-19 stimulus bill will also be of influence…

The Dollar Spot Index ended the week up by 0.16% to 93.247.

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As August comes to a rapid close, chatter on Brexit will also be a factor in the week.

The EUR/USD ended the week down by 0.38% to $1.1797.

For the Pound:

economic calendar. There are no material stats due out to provide the Pound with direction.” data-reactid=”38″ type=”text”>It’s also a particularly quiet week ahead on the economic calendar. There are no material stats due out to provide the Pound with direction.

Away from the economic calendar, Brexit chatter will likely build in the week and will be the key driver.

The GBP/USD ended the week up by 0.03% to $1.3090.

For the Loonie:

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The month-on-month and quarter-on-quarter figures will have the greatest influence.

Away from the economic calendar, sentiment towards the global economic outlook and geopolitics will remain key drivers.

The Loonie ended the week up by 0.67% to C$1.3177 against the U.S Dollar.

Out of Asia

For the Aussie Dollar:

While we can expect the new CAPEX figures to influence, market risk sentiment will be the key driver.

COVID-19 figures from Australia and key economies including the EU and the U.S will need consideration. There is also U.S – China tension to factor in…

The Aussie Dollar ended the week down by 0.14% to $0.7161.

For the Kiwi Dollar:

It’s also a relatively busy week ahead on the economic calendar.

Away from the calendar, expect chatter from Beijing and Washington to also influence.

The Kiwi Dollar ended the week down by 0.02% to $0.6541.

For the Japanese Yen:

It is a relatively quiet week ahead on the economic calendar.

August inflation figures are due out on Friday. The numbers are unlikely to have any impact on the Yen, however.

Geopolitics and COVID-19 will remain key drivers.

The Japanese Yen ended the week up by 0.75% to ¥105.80 against the U.S Dollar.

Out of China

economic data front.” data-reactid=”65″ type=”text”>It’s another quiet week ahead on the economic data front.

There are no material stats due out of China to provide direction.

A lack of stats will leave the Yuan in the hands of any chatter from Beijing and Washington. The markets will be looking for a resumption of trade talks…

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