The volatility that the markets experienced last week promises the second tidal wave! What should your favorite assets anticipate during the first week of February?
British economy is the slowest since 2012
In late 2018, the British economy speeded down steeply, pushing full-year surge to its weakest value for six years. It occurred because Brexit fears impacted hammered investment by companies, while the global economic deceleration put pressure on trade. That’s what follows from official data uncovered on Monday.
The tempo of economic surge inched down to a quarterly rate of 0.2% between October and December, in contrast with the previous quarter’s reading of 0.6%. The given outcome happens to be in line with estimates in a Reuters survey. Meanwhile, December’s output sank by the most since 2016.
The UK pound lost a third of a cent, diving below $1.29.
For the previous year in general, surged went down to its lowest value since 2012 hitting 1.4%, in contrast with 1.8% - the outcome of 2017.
Exports were affected by global weakness as well as customers and companies greatly worried about the lack of a clear plan for when the United Kingdom is due to depart from the European bloc on March 29.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hasn’t managed to win parliament's approval for the plan the stateswoman agreed with Brussels in order to dodge reimposing checks on goods exported from the United Kingdom.
Key economies around the globe also speeded down in late 2018 because of trade clashes between China and America, while Brexit is an extra challenge for the United Kingdom.
The previous week the Bank of England reduced its estimate for surge this year by 0.5% to 1.2% that would appear to be the weakest year since the 2009 downtime.
Monday's data disclosed that net trade lost over 0.1% from the fourth-quarter surge rate.
In December, the British economy shrank by about 0.4%, which is the biggest dive since March 2016.
The Bank of England will announce its policy statement on December 16, Thursday, at 14:00 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time). It will affect all the pairs with the British pound.
The Eurozone will publish the Indicator of GfK Consumer Confidence on November 25, at 09:00 GMT+2.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.