By Stuart Cole, Head Macro Economist, Equiti Capital
The dollar's performance varied at the beginning of the week against the major currencies in the markets after the release of US jobs data.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered proposals for tax adjustments that would be the largest in US history, and told reporters at the White House that they would be something special for Americans. The dollar rose over the course of today's trading, as the dollar index rose from a daily low at 92.79 to reach its highest level since August 23 at 93.40.
The three major indexes of US stocks fell today, from their highest levels in yesterday's closing, following positive inflation data that boosted the chances of a rate hike soon. The consumer price index rose more-than-expected in August, the biggest reading in seven months, by 1.9 % on yearly basis.
British unemployment fell to lowest level is 42 years of 4.3% in the three-month to July, it is the lowest reading since 1975, from a previous 4.4%. Employment levels rose by 181,000 jobs in the last three months to 32.1 million, the strongest since the last quarter of 2015, with employment rate rising to new record highs of 75.3%.
This week the markets are looking at many important economic data that will have an impact on market movements. Below are the highlights of these events and data.
The results of a survey conducted by the BBC for some economists were published. The most prominent of the following were the following:
Michael Saunders, an external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, said in a speech this morning that explaining his vote to raise interest rates. He said there was a need for a modest rate hike so that high inflation would now return to its target of 2% sustainably.
Today's Canadian CPI data is released, as the markets priced raising interest rates again from the Bank of Canada by about 80% in the fourth quarter of this year. Markets are also waiting for the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment reading for August.
Unemployment in the UK fell to 4.4% in the three months to June from 4.5% recorded in the previous month, better than expectations for stability at the same rate as the previous month. Bringing it to the lowest level over 42 years.
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