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US fiscal doubts re-emerge as Trump tests positive for Covid-19

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • US equity futures weaken as confidence in fiscal deal ebbs and President Trump tests positive for Covid-19.
  • Japan’s unemployment nudges up to 3% as labour force growth exceeds job recovery.
  • Australian retail sales confirmed to have declined sharply in August.

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Key BoJ Tankan measures improve slightly in Q3

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Key BoJ Tankan measures improve, but by less than the market had expected.
  • Japanese vehicle sales remain well below year-earlier levels.
  • French car registrations still in reverse.

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Chinese PMIs exceed market expectations

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Japan’s IP rises modestly in August; firms expect further recovery in the near term.
  • Japan’s retail sales rebound solidly in August; housing starts.
  • German retail sales accelerate well above pre-pandemic level.

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Tokyo CPI points to small lift in core inflation

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Tokyo core inflation measures firm a little in September
  • French consumer confidence stable despite resurgence in the pandemic
  • Spanish inflation unchanged ahead of flash German figures

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China's industrial profits continue post-pandemic recovery

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Asian equity markets open positively following Friday’s Wall Street rebound.
  • China’s industrial profits continue post-pandemic recovery in August.
  • BoJ’s Tankan, euro area flash CPI estimate, US payrolls report and US Presidential debate among the week’s highlights.

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