A comment in the, well, comments section. Chris follows up with: Chris is right, of course. Congratulations to the French team! Worthy victors. And congratulations to Croatia too, a great effort to get into the final.
It is Marine Day in Japan, markets are closed FX, with no centralised exchange never truly closes, but any liquidity coming out of Japan today will be negligible
Kevin Brady has called for a direct meeting between US President Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping Brady is House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, he oversees trade policies
Not just economic growth figures for the April to June quarter, three is also activity data for June – For those just tuning in after the weekend, the data is I posted earlier:
Light action to start the week ForexLive It’s a Japanese holiday today (I was in Tokyo for the weekend and it was packed and scorching hot, p.s. don’t do Disneyland in the summer if you have a choice) so liquidity leading up to European trading and at the start should remain thin.
Payment firm Visa inflation-adjusted spending (on its credit and debit cards) – +0.7% y/y In June – follows +0.9% y/y in May Visa reported spending in shops and retail establishments grew more quickly than online for a second month in a row, the first time that has happened since 2012
Temporary ant-dumping measures on some rubber products from Japan and South Korea Measures take effect today! ForexLive
A heads up for what is on the agenda from Australia this week. I’ll get previews posted on approach. – Monday – nothing of note from OZ, but there is China data, of course:
A heads up to India becoming the world’s sixth largest economy The World bank has shoved France down to number 7 with India replacing it just outside the top 5.
On most days the official People’s Daily newspaper manages to run a photo of Chinese President Xi on the front page The frequency of his appearances on the front page have, though, been declining