Tuesday preview: Fed Chief Powell, China manufacturing in focus

29 June 2020

(Sharecast News) - The focus in financial markets at the end of the second quarter will be on US central bank chief, Jerome Powell's testimony before the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.
Ahead of that, overnight, China's National Bureau of Statistics will publish its factory sector Purchasing Managers' Index for June.

Also due out during Asian trading hours are readings on Japanese unemployment and industrial production in May.

Those reports will be followed in the afternoon by another closely-followed PMI in the States, covering the region around Chicago.

On home shores, consultancy<em> GfK</em> will publish the "final" results of its consumer confidence for the UK, also for the month of June.

Economists at <em>Barclays</em> anticipate that the index will have recovered further from its May reading of -36.0 and June's preliminary print of -30.0 to reach -27.0.

Across the Channel meanwhile, the spotlight will on euro area consumer price data for June, which economists expect will show the rate of increase for inflation steady at 0.1%.

<strong>Tuesday 30 June</strong>

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