Watching China data for a guide to EUR today

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

The data dump from China today is due at 0200GMT:

June 2017 activity data:
  • Industrial Production y/y expected 5.2%, prior was 5.0% (trade wars, slower domestic demand expected to impact)
  • Industrial production YTD y/y expected 5.2%, prior was 6.0%
  • Fixed Assets (excluding rural) YTD y/y, expected 5.6%, prior was 5.6%
  • Retail Sales y/y, expected 8.5%, prior was 8.6%
  • Retail Sales YTD y/y, expected 8.2%, prior was 8.1%
Also, 2nd quarter GDP:
  • Q2 SA q/q expected 1.5%, prior 1.4%
  • Q2 YTD y/y % expected 6.3%, prior 6.4%
  • Q2 y/y % expected 6.2%, prior 6.4%
ANZ on the euro:
  • The EUR is likely to keep struggling, particularly if the China recovery is not as strong as expected. 
  • On a relative basis, it is still weak, and the economic improvement we expect will barely return it to trend. A sustained rally in the EUR is likely to be contingent on a more substantial deterioration in data in the US, but a patient Fed will frustrate EUR bulls.
ANZ nominate 1.13 as their fair value for EUR/USD  


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