During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
A chance for the British pound
Great Britain will release the level of CPI on May 22, at 11:30 MT time. The indicator is considered as the most important inflation data for Great Britain, as it’s used as the inflation target of the Bank of England. Last time the indicator came out lower, than the expectations. It reached 1.9% instead of 2% anticipated by analysts. As a result, the British pound plunged. However, the current release may lead to a different outcome.
• If the actual level of CPI is higher than the forecasts, the GBP will go up;
• If the actual level of CPI is lower than the forecasts, the GBP will go down.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.