Next week, the most important data for the US include FOMC minutes, non-farm payrolls, unemployment rate, wage growth, trade balance, ISM PMIs, factory orders, construction spending and ADP employment change. Investors will also be looking for updated worldwide manufacturing and services PMIs; the UK monetary indicators; the Eurozone inflation; Germany retail trade and unemployment; and Australia foreign trade.
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In the US, traders will be waiting for the FOMC minutes release for further clues on the timing of the next Fed rate hike. In addition, important data to be published include: nonfarm payrolls; unemployment rate; wage growth; trade balance; ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs; factory orders; construction spending; ADP employment change; total vehicle sales; Challenger job cuts; ISM New York Index; and final Markit PMIs.
China NBS Manufacturing PMI
China Non Manufacturing PMI
Japan Manufacturing PMI
Japan Services PMI
In Australia, key data to watch for will be foreign trade and AIG manufacturing and services indices.
Australia Manufacturing PMI
Australia Performance Services Index
Australia Balance of Trade