Forex News Roundup for 17 March, 2023

March 17, 2023
  • The approaching ECB decision, which is anticipated to result in another interest rate hike, is the focus of traders’ attention.
  • If the ECB decides to raise rates, the EUR/CHF could start climbing again.
  • Prior to significant releases from New Zealand and Australia, the bearish channel barrier was examined in yesterday’s watchlist.
  • In February, US core retail sales decreased by 0.1% m/m as anticipated after the prior estimate was revised upward.
  • In March, the US Empire State Manufacturing Index sank to -24.6, substantially below the forecasted reading of -7.9.
  • As a result of the potential effects of a banking crisis on growth, Goldman Sachs has increased the likelihood of a US recession from 25% to 35%.
  • The previous data was revised downward, and the New Zealand economy shrank by 0.6% q/q in Q4 2022, missing the anticipated 0.2% growth deceleration.
  • In anticipation of a bank run, Credit Suisse is taking proactive measures to increase liquidity by borrowing up to 50 billion CHF from SNB and conducting public tender offers for debt instruments.
  • While core PPI did not increase in February as anticipated, US headline producer prices decreased by 0.1% m/m.
  • In February, US headline retail sales declined by 0.4% m/m, missing forecasts of a 0.3% decline, although the prior figure was improved.
  • Aside from the ECB’s monetary policy statement and press conference, upcoming economic events include the US initial unemployment claims and Philadelphia Fed index.
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