Here's the scoop: The Bank of England (BOE) is set to accelerate the pace at which it shrinks its balance sheet, according to one of its deputy governors. Currently, the BOE is unwinding about £20 billion of quantitative easing every three months. The goal is to reduce the stock by around £80 billion per year through active sales and maturing assets.
Risk-on mood gains momentum before NFP
2021-02-05 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. An upward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bullish outlook.
XAG/USD: Silver continuous to stand above 61.8% retracement area. Bears seems that losing control of the trend.
EU Market View
Asia-Pac stocks traded higher as regional bourses took their cues from the fresh all-time highs on Wall Street. European stock markets are seen edging higher at the open Friday, amid optimism that the ongoing global vaccination program will restore the region’s economy - notably in the U.K. - and speed the earnings recovery. The euro zone has been hard hit by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the region’s GDP falling by 0.7% in the final quarter of 2020 as governments introduced new restrictions and lockdowns to try to curb the virus. Later today the focus will be on the official U.S. employment report later in Friday’s session, with job growth expected to have rebounded in January as authorities began easing restrictions on businesses.
US House Speaker Pelosi has been asked by swing-district members to break up the COVID-19 relief bill. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include US and Canadian labour market reports, BoE's Broadbent, Bailey ECB's Schnabel speeches.
EU Key Point
- Germany December factory orders comes at -1.9% vs -1.0% m/m than
- Germany reports 12,908 new coronavirus cases, 855 deaths in latest update today.
- UK press says the government is planning 'Vaccine passports' for tourists.
- Fed's George supports US economic progress is encouraging, will pick up further.
It seems like the Canadian consumer has a firm grip on their wallet, which is no surprise given the current economic climate. Inflation in April crept up from 4.3% to 4.4%, adding to the financial woes.
On Wednesday, the US dollar weakened in anticipation of the US CPI data, which could influence market exposure. A Bloomberg survey predicts a year-on-year read of 5.0% to the end of April. Market sentiment is affected by the US debt ceiling and issues with regional banks. While the major APAC equity indices are...
Let's dive into the world of gold. Currently, the price of gold, represented by XAUUSD, is stuck in indecision, hovering around the $1,975 mark. The market is anxiously awaiting two important factors: the release of the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes and the extension of the US debt ceiling.
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The Bank of England (BoE) has dramatically shifted its economic forecasts. They no longer expect a recession in the UK and have upgraded their growth projections. This year, the BoE predicts GDP growth of +0.25%, a significant improvement from previous expectations. Next year's forecast is even more optimistic, with a projected growth of 0.75%.