The US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI for the month of November printed a 53.9 reading, half a point below the consensus expectation. The service sector business survey adds to the bunch of negative releases coming from the United States this week, after disappointments from the ISM Manufacturing PMI and the ADP Employment Report.
The US dollar extended its losses after the release, with EUR/USD touching 1.1110 before retracing back just below 1.11 and GBP/USD making new multi-month highs at 1.3115 at press time.
Despite the negative generic reading, there were some green lights in the report, as the employment sub-index came out improved in November, printing a 55.5 reading, growing 1.8% from the 53.7 seen in October.
All in all, these dismal releases are providing negative signals for Friday's US jobs report, an important one before next week's Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. The NFP leading indicator table looks more reddish than greenish.
Source : FXstreet