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"Economic releases on China and a few key central bank meetings across the region will capture investor attention." On Monday, ...
China's official's purchasing managers' index will likely provide a jolt for the market. The PMI is a leading economic indicator that gauges the strength of the nation's vast manufacturing sector. There are some signs it may show a slight dip in August, which would reinforce the view that new easing measures may be called for to backstop the economy.
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(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) REUTERS REPORTER, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "Economic releases on China and a few key central bank meetings across the region will capture investor attention." On Monday, China's official's purchasing managers' index will likely provide a jolt for the market. The PMI is a leading economic indicator that gauges the strength of the nation's vast manufacturing sector. There are some signs it may show a slight dip in August, which would reinforce the view that new easing measures may be called for to backstop the economy. Tuesday Australia's central bank meets to discuss interest rates. Analysts polled by Reuters agree the RBA is almost certain to keep policy steady. But investors will listen to any indications of improvements in the country's mining-dependent economy. On Thursday, we have another key monetary policy meeting, the Bank of Japan, where investors will watch for the central bank's view on how the prime minister's Abenomics recovery program is progressing. Sources tell us BOJ Governor Kuroda is expected to keep his inflation target steady at two percent despite a shakier growth outlook suggesting there will be no pullback on its aggressive monetary stimulus. We'll also get a look at China's services industry on Thursday with the sector's own purchasing managers' survey. Unlike manufacturing, last month's services PMI actually slumped as a cooling property market limits spending appetite domestically. An unexpected headwind for Asia's largest economy. ENDS