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UK labour market data confirms ongoing recovery

Emily Nicol
  • Japan’s service sector activity rebounds more than expected in June.
  • UK employment supported by the further relaxation of restrictions, while vacancies exceeded 1mn for the first time.
  • RBA Board minutes consistent with previous Bank commentary.

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Japan's Q2 GDP lifted by consumer spending & investment

Emily Nicol
  • China’s domestic activity growth indicators weaken substantially and across-the-board.
  • This week’s euro area diary kicks off tomorrow with the second estimate of GDP for Q2, while final July inflation data follow on Wednesday.
  • In the UK the data highlights are tomorrow’s labour market report, inflation figures on Wednesday and retail sales on Friday.

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UK GDP rebounds strongly in Q2

Emily Nicol
  • Japan’s goods PPI surprises to the upside again, propelled by higher commodity prices.
  • China’s credit provision proves weaker than expected in July.
  • Kiwi home prices lift; RBNZ survey reports the highest 2-year-ahead inflation expectation since 2014.

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Aussie consumer confidence falls to 11 month low

Emily Nicol
  • UST yields continue to drift higher ahead of today’s US CPI report
  • Australian consumer confidence falls to an 11-month low in August as lockdowns weigh

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China's trade disappoints, while consumer price inflation stays subdued

Emily Nicol
  • China’s trade surplus widened in July as export and import growth slowed from rates flattered by base effects; CPI still very subdued at just 1.0%Y/Y
  • Despite an improvement in June, German trade numbers showed that the value of imports far outpaced exports in Q2

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