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Focus shifts towards upcoming UK labour and GDP statistics and US inflation data, as traders take a breather in a quieter week for central banks.


Eurozone Sentix Investor Index: The November investor/analyst sentiment index is anticipated to slide further in October to the eighth consecutive month of contraction at around -33. This would be the lowest since May 2020. This underscored that the bloc’s anticipated winter recession is more likely to have commenced in Q3. Outlooks remain gloomy around 2008 GFC levels, and cutting inflation remains essential in stemming the collapse of purchasing power and waning demand.


UK Labour Report: The August UK unemployment rate is seen ticking up 0.1pp to 3.7% from the July low back to the March level. A strong acceleration in earnings to +5.9% 3m/yoy is expected in the August data, though excluding bonuses this should be a mild 0.1pp improvement on July.

A more substantial August uptick in jobless claims could receive attention from the BOE, however is unlikely to budge policy for now. Markets are currently pricing in a hot 115bp for the November decision, although market expectations tend to be more hawkish. Wider economist views see 75bp as the more likely candidate.

US NFIB Small Business Optimism: September NFIB small business optimism is forecast to hold steady at 91.8 in September, as falling energy prices stem further deterioration in outlooks.


UK Monthly GDP/Industrial Production/Services/Trade: The UK economy is projected to have all but stalled in August, with monthly GDP to expand by a marginal +0.1% m/m and rolling 3-month growth to contract by -0.1% after the flat reading in July. Services are projected to have seen little improvement at +0.1% m/m, whilst industrial production will likely see the third successive month of contraction, expected to slump by -0.5% m/m (versus -0.3% in July).

The strain of the weak pound points to a greater August trade deficit, estimated to have grown by GBP 1.2bln to GBP 9.0bln. Sterling, which sunk to a record low in late September. With twin-deficit fears resurfacing, trade and current account balances are coming back into the spotlight as markets gauge UK risk.

Eurozone Industrial Production: Following a stall in French IP and contractions across German and Spanish data, the consensus is looking for modest +0.7% m/m August IP growth, following the sharp -2.3% m/m contraction of July. The German data flagged a decline in input goods production and noted that energy-intensive branches were scaling back production substantially. Waning demand and elevated production costs underpin weak output outlooks. The French industry saw a bounce back in auto production, yet the aggregate output should remain more subdued.

US PPI & FOMC Minutes: US factory-gate inflation could see a muted 0.2% m/m increase in September, up from the -0.1% August deflation. More concerning is the core PPI expectation of +0.3% m/m (versus +0.4% in August). This implies that the key downwards driver remains energy and fuel costs, and broad-based PPI is seeing little relief. The ISM manufacturing survey highlighted that the pace of price growth is decelerating, and PPI should slow through September.

The FOMC minutes have carried little new information of late, yet will be worth watching for signals of criteria to slow the pace of hikes, discussion of balance sheet policy and/or adjustments to administered rates to come.


Germany CPI (final): German harmonised CPI is likely to be confirmed at a hot +2.2% m/m and +10.9% y/y jump in September. French and Spanish final prints are due on Friday, both of which noted stalling and deflationary price growth.

US CPI: Despite headline CPI projected to cool for the third month running by 0.2pp to 8.1% y/y in September, the further 0.2pp acceleration in core CPI to +6.5% y/y confirms inflationary pressures are continuing to build in the US. The November 2 decision will see no slowing of hikes, with a fourth consecutive 75bp hike firmly on the table. As of the September meeting, the peak rate is seen above 4.5% next year. Fed Chair Powell has reiterated the need for a restrictive policy stance for some time, implying that marginal slowdowns in headline CPI will unlikely shift the hawkish FOMC in the near term.


US Retail & Michigan Sentiment Index (prelim): Another bleak month of US retail trade is expected in the September advance data. US retail is seen growing by a modest +0.2% m/m (down from +0.3% in August) and contracting again when excluding auto at -0.1% m/m. High CPI is biting at disposable income and consumer spending is being scaled back.

The week wraps up with the U. Michigan sentiment index, for which consensus is expecting a marginal uptick to 58.8 for August. This would be the fourth month of improvement from the June low. Markets will be closely watching the 1-year and 5-10-year inflation expectations which have been edging down since June.

US CPI: (Source: US BLS)

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