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Key Points This Week

Market Overview:

Key Points:

• The Jackson Hole Symposium gets under way in Wyoming attended by central bankers and financial participants around the world.
• Canadian Retail Sales edged up 0.1% in June from 0.0% expectations confirming a rebound in activity.
• Eurozone services data comes in weak easing concerns over whether the ECB may raise rates in September. ECB’s governing council Nagal says the labour market is strong and it’s too early to consider halting hikes. He also said he doesn’t expect a recession in the near future.
• Japanese CPI for August comes in at 2.9% after 2.0% was predicted.
• High US inflation has put pressure on the Fed with current policy, this in turn is increasing pressure on US industry with a high USD currency. These companies who rely on US profits and foreign receipts are struggling.
• The Australian Dollar (AUD) is the strongest currency this week with the British Pound (GBP) the worst performer.

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