Yesterday was a quiet day for data releases in the US, with only JOLTs job openings data released, which showed a figure that was slightly better than expected. This shows that there are continued job opportunities, which could be why the US Federal Reserve are not too worried about last week’s slump in non-farm employment change. We saw some movement in the US dollar, as sterling strengthened as a result of takeover talks at insurance giant Amlin.
There are more data releases from the US on the table today compared to the last couple of days. The weekly unemployment claims is expected to show a slight drop, while import prices are expected to decrease further due to the strengthening US dollar.