Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.
Will the RBA cut its rate?
The Reserve bank of Australia will announce its interest rate and release a statement on July 3, at 07:30 MT time.
Most of the analysts predict a rate cut to 1% this time. The market has already started to price in the anticipated decision by the bank. In addition, we need to pay attention to the comments by the RBA governor Philip Loe, as he may throw hints on the future path of the monetary policy by the bank. The Australian dollar may strengthen if the rate cut does not happen and the tone of the statement is optimistic. That would mean that the economy is in good conditions and do not need the additional stimulus. On the other hand, we may see the fall of the aussie.
• If the RBA is hawkish, the AUD will go up;
• If the RBA is dovish, the AUD will go down.
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.
The Bank of England’s interest rate announcement and monetary report will be out at 14:00 MT on January 30.
The Facebook earnings report is coming at 00:00 MT time on January 30.
Apple earnings report is released at 00:00 MT time on January 29.