Final manufacturing PMIs to make up the headlines amid virus watch again
Good day, everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and that you’re doing well as we look to get things going in the session ahead.
Chinese markets are back today but are facing a really rough time as the yuan falls and stocks are being battered, although officials are still trying to calm the situation for now.
That said, it’s still quite the bloodbath with the Shanghai Composite down by more than 8% as stocks plummet by the most since 2015 and the yuan down by over 1%.
However, major currencies are less affected with US futures keeping higher alongside Treasury yields as they retrace some of the moves seen on Friday last week. That said, cautious tones still prevail and it only takes a flip of the switch to see things turn around.
Looking ahead, euro area manufacturing PMI will offer something for traders in the European morning but since these are final releases, they shouldn’t matter all too much.
0815 GMT – Spain January manufacturing PMI
0830 GMT – Switzerland January manufacturing PMI
0845 GMT – Italy January manufacturing PMI
0850 GMT – France January final manufacturing PMI
0855 GMT – Germany January final manufacturing PMI
0900 GMT – Eurozone January final manufacturing PMI
The focus will on the final readings from France, Germany and the overall Eurozone – with the German report being the more significant one. But unless we see the final readings deviate substantially from initial estimates, the releases should have minimal impact on the euro and on markets in the day ahead.
0900 GMT – SNB total sight deposits w.e. 31 January
Your weekly check of the deposits kept at the SNB by Swiss banks. This data is a proxy for FX interventions.
0930 GMT – UK January final manufacturing PMI
That’s all for the session ahead. I wish you all the best of days to come and good luck with your trading!