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WEEK 14 (April 3 – 7): Forthcoming economic news-releases

The US dollar is mixed as it gained against the EUR, CHF, NZD and JPY but lost ground against the CAD, GBP and AUD. Political risk continues to impact markets as US uncertainty, the official triggering of Brexit and the upcoming French elections make investors anxious even as energy markets rebound thanks to a possible extension to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production cut deal.

(All times are GMT)

On Monday, at 1:30am Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce monthly Retail Sales.

At 8:30am Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index ) in Great Britain will be released by Markit.

At 2:00pm The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will release the ISM Manufacturing PMI for US.

On Tuesday, at 1:30am Australian Bureau of Statistics will publish monthly Trade Balance.

At 4:30am, Reserve Bank of Australia will anounce Cash Rate – short term interest rates. And as usually Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Statement will follow.

At 8:30am Markit will provide Great Britain’s Construction PMI.

At 9:15am RBA Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Reserve Bank Board Dinner, in Melbourne.

At 12:30pm, Trade Balance from Statistics Canada will provided.

On Wednesday, at 8:30am information about Services PMI from Great Britain will be released by Markit.

At 12:15pm US Non-Farm Employment Change will be announced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP).

At 2:00pm The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will release the ISM Manufacturing PMI for US.

At 2:30pm Energy Information Administration will publish Crude Oil Inventories. Market volatility and exchange rates for many currencies depend on oil prices.

At 6:00pm Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) publishes a detailed record of the FOMC’s most recent Meeting Minutes.

On Thursday, at 12:30pm number of Unemployment Claims will be provided by US Department of Labor.

On Friday, at 8:30am Great Britain Office for National Statistics will announce monthly data of Manufacturing Production.

At 12:30pm, data from Statistics Canada will provided: Employment Change and Unemployment Rate.

At 12:30pm data from US labor market will arrive. Non-Farm Employment Change will be published. And of course, US Unemployment Rate and changes in monthly Average Hourly Earnings are issued together with US NFP.

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