The trade surplus in Italy widened in June, and so did the UK trade deficit. The ECB’s monthly report still points economic risks on the downside and Greece’s further aid decision was delayed to October. Meanwhile, ECB’s Noyer prepares for a quick action, prioritizing the short-term debt market, to make a strong impact on the financial markets.
Futures for the American S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones 30 are mixed ahead of US opening, with jobless claims, trade balance and 30-year bond auction due during the session.
WTI crude oil is up at $93.50 (+0.17%) and Gold is trading flat at $1612.