The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Bank of England’s Meeting
|The UK economy is recovering despite the negative impact of Brexit negotiations. As a result, traders have reasons to expect that the Bank of England may raise interest rates soon, but not this time. The regulator will announce its decision at 13:00 MT time on March 22. Hawkish comments will be enough to send the GBP up. The BOE will also release the minutes of the meeting. The pound will strengthen if at least some members of the Monetary Policy Committee vote for a rate hike. On the other hand, if the Bank of England doesn’t appear ready to increase rates in the foreseeable future, the pound will fall.|
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The USD continues dipping, while the GBP is rising on hopes for the Brexit deal done today.
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.