The ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts will be released at 14:30 MT on January 16
Another challenge for the EUR
The Business Climate Indicator will be announced at 12:00 MT on January 8.
The Business Climate Indicator is based on five parameters of business activity and accounting, reported by thousands of companies across the Eurozone. Hence, it gives a comprehensive view of the European manufacturing sector. This year, the BCI has been consistently decreasing month after month with a few exceptions to the overall declining trend. The releases of the last three months were negative, indicating very moderate expectations of the business sector. The November figure of -0.23 fell below the expected -0.14, putting the euro under additional pressure. If the same happens on January 8, EUR will likely drop.
- If the BCI falls below the forecasts, EUR will fall.
- If the BCI outperforms the forecasts, EUR will be supported.
Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish its monetary policy statement and announce the main refinancing rate on January 23 at 14:45 MT time.
The Bank of Canada (BOC) will release its rate statement alongside the monetary policy report during its meeting on January 22 at 17:00 MT time.