UK Preliminary Quarterly GDP is out on Thursday at 09:00 MT time.
British pound declines in Asia as markets wait for Brexit details
On Wednesday, the British pound dropped in Asia, as markets looked ahead to Britain’s formal move to start a split from the EU later in the day, an historic moment, which will see British Prime Minister Theresa May outline the end game on areas from defense cooperation to trade.
The currency pair GBP/USD dived 0.39%, trading at 1.2399.
The US dollar index, assessing the greenback’s actual value against a trade-weighted basket of six crucial currencies, inched up 0.06%, trading at 99.59.
The currency pair USD/JPY hit 111.21, soaring 0.04% after retail sales data in Japan demonstrated a lower than expected ascend of 0.1% from a 0.5% surge expected.
The currency pair AUD/USD soared 0.16%, being worth 0.7645.
Overnight, the greenback grew against a basket of key currencies, as traders shifted focus from Trump’s healthcare bill setback to positive economic data as well as bullish comments from Federal Reserve officials.
Great news for oil bulls! OPEC and its allied producers agreed to expand output cuts for the next month.
The USD skyrocketed after Fed Powell’s speech. OPEC and allied producers agreed to extend production cuts for another month. Oil surged.
The European Central Bank publishes its monetary policy statement that includes an announcement of the interest rate on March 11, at 14:45 MT time.