There is very, very little on the economic data calendar today ( check it out in full here ). What we do have is data from NZ and Australia. Adam did a preview here: Australian capex report up later, how to trade it
NZ data due at 2145GMT
October trade balance,
- expected is 1bn prior was 1.222bn
- expected is 4.00bn, prior was 3.69bn
- expected is 4.97bn, prior was 4.91bn
Australian data due at 0030GMT Private Capital Expenditure survey for Q3
The 'headline' is expected to be 2.9% q/q (prior 4.0%), dragged down by the ongoing declines in mining investment (a well rehashed story in Australia over the past few years, of course ... annual growth in capex is at its lowest since Q1 of 1992). In addition to declines in mining infrastructure work, commercial building is likely to have declined, while equipment investment is in danger of falling also. Positive surprises might come from nonmining related investment
Apart from the headline, the focus will switch immediately to the fourth estimate 2015/16 investment. Estimate 3 was at A$115bn. A minor upgrading is expected
The previous years' estimates vs. actuals, and also a stark reminder of the 'capex cliff'.
For the AUD ... as I said yesterday, three are no changes from the RBA expected at the next meeting (December) and it a long wait until the following one (February). I suspect the immediate impact of the data today, unless its a shock, to be subdued.
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