From the US State Department: Gaza ceasfire to start 0500GMT on Friday August 1, will last for 72 hours Hitting thw wires now
A little later in the day, due at 0430GMT: Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda speaking at a meeting held by the Naigai Josei Chousa Kai (Research Institute of Japan) in Tokyo.
0135GMT Markit/JMMA Manufacturing PMI for July, prior was 51.5, flash was 50.8
0100GMT China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for July, expected is 51.4, prior was 51.0 0145GMT HSBC/Markit Manufacturing PMI for July, expected is 52.0, prior was 50.7, flash reading was 52.0
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The S&P 500 continues to slide into month-end. The index is down 36 points, or 1.85%, to 1933. The latest leg lower breaks the minor support from the Feb-April trendline. Next is the mid-June low at 1926.