Weekly outlook / Top 10 forex events: Sept. 27 – Oct. 1

ForexNewsNow | Published on September 24, 2010 at 11:46 am

forex weekly outlook - SNB chief Philipp HildebrandNEW YORK (Forex News Now) – The FNN team has prepared a list of the top 10 economic events most likely to impact currency market trading and make realtime forex news during the coming week, Sept. 27 – Oct. 1.

All times are given in GMT.

  1. M3 money supply (EUR): 8:00 A.M. Monday – The European Central bank is due to publish this important report on the change in the total quantity of domestic currency in circulation and deposited in banks in August. The central bank’s president, Jean-Claude Trichet, is also due to speak later in the day.
  2. Current account (GBP): 8:30 A.M. Tuesday – Britain’s statistics agency is to release this key report, which details the flow of goods, services, transfer payments and income in and out of the United Kingdom during the second quarter.
  3. CB consumer confidence (USD): 2:00 P.M. Tuesday – The Conference Board, a research group, is to publish this closely watched survey of U.S. consumer morale in September, in a report likely to shake up EUR USD analysis.
  4. Tankan large manufacturers index (JPY): 11:50 P.M. Tuesday – The Bank of Japan is due to release this survey of sentiment in the county’s manufacturing sector for the third quarter.
  5. KOF leading indicators (CHF): 9:30 A.M. Wednesday – The KOF research agency is to publish this report on Swiss economic health in September.
  6. Building approvals (AUD): 1:30 A.M. Thursday – Australia’s statistics agency is to release this leading indicator of housing market activity in August.
  7. NBNZ business confidence (NZD): 2:00 A.M. Thursday – The National Bank of New Zealand is to publish this survey of morale among manufacturers, builders, retailers, agricultural firms, and service providers in September.
  8. Gross domestic product (CAD): 12:30 P.M. Thursday – Canada’s statistics bureau is to release this key monthly data, the primary measure of the region’s overall economic output. FX traders will likely pay close attention to the report.
  9. Initial jobless claims (USD): 12:30 P.M. Thursday – The Department of Labor is due to release this report on the number of workers who filed new claims for jobless benefits during the previous week.
  10. ISM manufacturing PMI (USD): 2:00 P.M. Friday – The Institute for Supply Management, an industry group, is scheduled to publish this key report on the U.S. manufacturing sector. The U.K. is also due to release key manufacturing and housing market data, the EU statistics agency is to publish the euro zone’s unemployment rate.

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