The foreign exchange trading week coming up next week is set to be a busy one, and it’s worth thinking about it now before it hits.
Sunday will kick off with a range of Chinese data releases.
Exports and imports data is due at 7am GMT, covering the month of August.
Year on year, imports were last recorded at 0.4%.
Those who have been following the US-China trade battle data will know that this figure could well be affected by what has occurred in the last few months – as could the exports figure, which was last recorded at 10.3%.
Japanese gross domestic product data covering the second quarter of the year will be out at 11:50pm GMT.
Quarter on quarter, this is expected to show a rise from 0.4% to 0.5%.
Monday morning, the Swiss unemployment rate for August will be revealed at 5:45am GMT.
Month on month, it is expected that the metric will stay the same at 2.3%.
German import and export data for July will be out at 6am GMT.
Month on month, import data was last recorded at 0.5% and export data was at -0.1%.
British industrial production figures for July will be out at 8:30am GMT.
Month on month, these are expected to show a shift from -0.1% to -0.2%.
British manufacturing production figures for July will also be out then, and are expected to show the exact opposite month on month – and to move from -0.2% to -0.1%.
British gross domestic product data for July will be the next big announcement, due out at 8:30am GMT.
Looking ahead to Tuesday, China’s consumer price index information for August will be revealed at 1:30am GMT.
It is expected that this will show a year on year change from 2.8% to 2.7%.
British unemployment rate figures from the ILO will be out at 8:30am GMT, covering the month of July.
These were last recorded at 3.9%.
The overall British claimant count rate covering August will be revealed at 8:30am GMT too.
This was last recorded at 3.2%.
On Wednesday, the main event will be the US producer price index covering August, excluding food and energy.
Month on month, it is expected that it will show a rise from -0.1% to +0.2%.
Japanese machinery orders data for July will be out at 11:50pm GMT.
Year on year, this was last recorded at 12.5%.
On Thursday, the harmonised index of consumer prices data for August will be out at 6am GMT.
This is expected to show a year on year change from 1% to 1.1%.
The European Central Bank will announce its interest rate decision on Thursday too.
This is expected to come at 11:45am GMT.
It is currently not clear what path the bank will choose to go down.
The interest rate is currently set at 0%, while the deposit rate – which is also being decided on that day – is currently set at -0.4%.
It is expected that this decision will be widely watched, with some predicting that the Bank will cut interest rates significantly.