During yesterday’s trading session EUR/HKD traded within the range of 10.3598-10.3975 and closed at 10.3808, losing 0.12% on a daily basis.
At 6:44 GMT today EUR/HKD was down 0.03% for the day to trade at 10.3795. The pair touched a daily low at 10.3774 at 6:46 GMT.
The number of the unemployed people in Germany probably dropped by 5 000 in July, according to the median forecast by experts, after an increase by 9 000 during June. A possible decrease is indicative of a more active consumer spending, while the latter is tightly related to economic growth.
At the same time, the seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment in the country probably remained unchanged at 6.7% in July. The rate represents the percentage of the eligible work force that is unemployed, but is actively seeking employment. Those persons must be able to accept any job proposal by the labor agency and must be of age under 65 years. In case the number of the unemployed decreased more than projected and the unemployment rate dropped, this would have a bullish effect on the common currency. Germanys Statistics Office will release the official numbers at 7:55 GMT.
The rate of unemployment in Italy probably remained unchanged at 12.6% in June. The National Institute of Statistics will publish the report on unemployment at 8:00 GMT.
The annualized preliminary consumer price index in Italy probably stood at 0.3% in July, matching the final CPI for June. Nations annualized preliminary CPI for July, evaluated in accordance with the harmonized methodology, probably accelerated to 0.3%. The final HICP in June was reported at 0.2%. The National Institute of Statistics is to release the official CPI data at 9:00 GMT.
The annualized preliminary consumer price index in the Euro zone, evaluated in accordance with Eurostat’s harmonized methodology, probably remained unchanged at 0.5% in July, according to the median estimate by experts. The index shows the change in price levels of a basket of goods and services from consumer’s perspective and also reflects purchasing trends. The HICP is used to evaluate and compare inflation rates between Member States, according to Art. 121 of the Amsterdam’s Agreement and directives by the European Central Bank (ECB), in order the latter to achieve price stability and the implementation of monetary policy. In case the HICP slowed down more than anticipated, thus, distancing from the 2% inflation objective set by the ECB, this would mount selling pressure on the euro, because of the greater possibility of introducing additional monetary policy measures to stimulate economy.
The annualized preliminary Core HICP for July probably matched the final HICP in June, reported at 0.8%. This index excludes volatile categories such as food, energy, alcohol and tobacco. Eurostat is scheduled to release the official data at 9:00 GMT.
At the same hour, Eurostat will announce the rate of unemployment in the Euro region for June. It probably remained without change at 11.6%. Unemployed are considered to be all persons aged between 15 and 74, who have not been hired during the survey period, have been actively seeking employment during the past four weeks and are able to accept any job proposition right away or in two weeks time. A larger than expected drop in unemployment would support the single currency.
Annualized retail sales in Hong Kong probably decreased at a pace of 5.1% in June, according to the median estimate by experts, following another 4.1% drop in May. This indicator reflects the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales by retailers in the country and provides key information regarding consumer spending trend, while the latter is a key driving force behind economic growth. In case retail sales index dropped at a faster than expected pace, this would have a bearish effect on the national currency. The Census and statistics department is expected to release the official report at 8:30 GMT.
According to Binary Tribune’s daily analysis, the central pivot point for the pair is at 10.3794. In case EUR/HKD manages to breach the first resistance level at 10.3989, it will probably continue up to test 10.4171. In case the second key resistance is broken, the pair will probably attempt to advance to 10.4366.
If EUR/HKD manages to breach the first key support at 10.3611, it will probably continue to slide and test 10.3417. With this second key support broken, the movement to the downside will probably continue to 10.3235.
The mid-Pivot levels for today are as follows: M1 – 10.3326, M2 – 10.3515, M3 – 10.3703, M4 – 10.3892, M5 – 10.4080, M6 – 10.4269.
In weekly terms, the central pivot point is at 10.4379. The three key resistance levels are as follows: R1 – 10.4732, R2 – 10.5381, R3 – 10.5734. The three key support levels are: S1 – 10.3730, S2 – 10.3377, S3 – 10.2728.