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It’s 'Jobs Friday'
Nonfarm payrolls data, arguably one of the most important economic events of the month, is expected to show the US economy created 200,000 jobs in November.
Investors will assess the nonfarm payrolls report for clues about the strength of the economy which could provide fresh direction for the dollar, United States 1-Year, and gold, as labor market conditions are one the measures the Federal Reserve considers in its monetary policy decisions.
The data comes ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-meeting slated for Dec. 12-13 at which investors widely expect the Fed to raised its benchmark rate for third time this year.
UK macro data in focus
Investors look to a trio of reports on manufacturing, industrial production and trade, for clues on the strength of the UK economy amid investor optimism that the recent deadlock in Brexit talks is nearing an end, paving the way for UK-EU negotiations on a trade deal.
The UK’s trade balance, which measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services, is expected to widen to -£11.45 billion in October from -£11.25 billion in September.
GBP/USD rose 0.57% to $1.3468.
Baker Hughes rig count
The weekly instalment of drilling activity from Baker Hughes on Friday, will provide investors with fresh insight into U.S. oil production and demand, after the number of active drilling rigs rose last week.
The weekly rig count is an important barometer for the drilling industry and serves as a proxy for oil production and oil services demand.
At Thursday’s settlement price, crude futures rose 1.3% to settle at $56.67 a barrel amid fears of supply disruption in Nigeria and the Middle East.
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