U.S. stock indexes are higher at midday but still trending down on the daily charts. Risk aversion remains somewhat elevated in the general marketplace. China reported today its imports and exports fell more than the trade expected in August as the world’s second-largest economy continues to stall amid Covid lockdowns, a wobbly property market and a weaker yuan. “The headwinds facing the Chinese economy are becoming increasingly fierce and recent efforts to shore it up have appeared inadequate,” said an email dispatch from analyst Craig Erlam with OANDA.
The Bank of Canada monetary policy meeting today saw the central bank raise interest rates by 75 basis points. The European Central Bank meets Thursday and many expect the ECB to raise its main interest rate by 75 basis points.