• Canadian curve steepens into jobs
  • CDN jobs on tap
  • CDN Leaders debate? Pfft. All eyes were on NYC last night
  • Peru, Russia hike
  • Sterling ignores generally soft UK readings

Global markets are poised to end the week with a mild risk-on bias. Let’s see if Canada cooperates.

My focus this morning will be on the pending Canadian jobs report and whether the BoC publishes its piece on revised estimates of slack in the labour market given Macklem’s nod yesterday. Both developments could materially inform BoC sentiment. See yesterday morning’s DP (here) for a recap of expectations and drivers as well as the week ahead, and the Macklem speech note I put out yesterday for the slack reference (here). 50k is my guesstimate with consensus at 68k and a spread from 50k–160k due to one upside outlier.

As for last night’s Canadian leaders debate? Let’s just say that if you had a hankering for some Canadian content on tv then you would’ve been wayyyy better off watching developments in NYC. You pick, the Jays sweeping the Yankees in the wild card race or the US Open women’s semi-final. Go Leylah! Good for her.

UK readings were mixed but generally soft this morning but few cared because it was July data. Monthly GDP barely grew in July (0.1% m/m, 0.5% consensus) following a large unrevised 1.0% prior gain. The main reason is that services disappointed by coming in flat (0.6% m/m consensus, 1.5% prior) because the initial reopening impulse fizzled out. Industrial output soared, however, with a gain of 1.2% m/m in the same month despite flat manufacturing output as a big gain in resources drove the surge thanks to oil and gas output being up 28% m/m and mining up 21.9% m/m.

Eurozone industrial output was all over the map in July with Spain down 1.1% m/m for a second consecutive month, Italy up 0.8% m/m and France in the middle with a mild 0.3% rise. The euro ignored stale data.

Across LatAm, Peru’s markets will be monitored for reaction to last evening’s 50bps hike and guidance that generally leaned toward more to come. Mexico clocked a 1.1% m/m gain in industrial output in July (0.2% consensus) with some of the beat due to downward revisions to the prior month (-0.9% instead of -0.5%).

Russia hiked only 25bps a short time ago versus consensus expectations for a 50bps hike although there was a fair portion of consensus that got it right. Guidance pointed to another forthcoming hike on inflation concerns. 



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