The final round of UK PMI figures will probably pass with little fanfare as investors opt against committing to a directional bias before Ms Mays remarks. read what he saidA policy speech from BOE Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent may generate a bit more attention if he suggests that the central bank is gearing up to boost stimulus further in anticipation of a rocky EU negotiation. Still, lasting follow-through seems unlikely until after the Prime Minister has laid out her vision. Later in the day, US economic data will be in focus as ISM Non-manufacturing Composite gauge and the ADP Employment report cross the wires. A pickup in service-sector activity growth (53.0 vs. 51.4 prior) and a mild slowdown in job creation (165k vs. 177k prior) are expected in September. Recent stabilization in US news-flow relative to consensus forecasts may foreshadow outcomes broadly in line with recent trends, which FOMC officials have signaled are supportive for a rate hike before the end of the year. Confirming as much may boost the US Dollar. The New Zealand Dollar underperformed in overnight trade after dairy auction produced the lowest prices in two months.
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