US stocks rose moderately in the last trading session of the week. Activity of investors held back by expectation of the decision of the Federal Reserve on interest rates, which will be published on 17 September. It is worth noting that the index of US consumer confidence fell to 85.7 in September against the forecast of 91.4. Today in America is not expected the release of important statistics and volatility will be reduced, but from Tuesday we expect strong price movement on the market.
Major European indexes fell in in the last trading session of the week, but at the moment show moderate growth. The reason for the decline in the UK was weak data on production in the construction sector of the country, which in July fell by 1.0% against the expected growth of 0.5%. Today, the positive were news on the increase of the volume of industrial production in the euro area in July by 0.6%, which is 2 times better than analysts' expectations. The investors are in no hurry with active movements prior to publication of the Fed's decision on interest rates. We expect strong price movements this week.
Markets in the Asia-Pacific region mostly show a negative trend, which is associated with the weak statistics from China. Thus, the volume of industrial production in August, the country showed an increase of 6.1% compared to the same period last year. Analysts expected an increase of 6.3%. The volume of assets’ investment increased by 10.9% for the year, which is 0.3% worse than the forecast. At the same time, the volume of industrial production in Japan in July fell by 0.8% compared with the previous month, which was 0.2% worse than expected results. Tomorrow we are waiting for the statements of the Bank of Japan on monetary policy and the publication of minutes of the previous meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia. After the stabilization of the situation in China, we expect growth on the markets of the region.