The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
British unemployment dips again to the lowest value since 1975
UK unemployment labor market bucked tepid economic surge during the second quarter because the unemployment rate suddenly went down to its lowest value since 1975, as official data revealed on Wednesday.
The unemployment rate for the three months to the end of June went down to 4.4%, versus the average prediction for it to keep to 4.5% in a Reuters survey of financial experts.
However, the figures on wage surge demonstrated the challenge facing Prime Minister Theresa May as well as her government, with households feeling the strain of ascending prices since the previous year's Brexit vote.
While inflation has declined modestly since May when it reached a nearly four-year peak of 2.9%, prices are still going up faster than wages.
The Office for National Statistics told that workers' total earnings with bonuses grew by an annual 2.1% for the three months to June, versus 1.9% by May. However, it was spurred by bonus payments in the financial sector.
Happy Monday, dear traders! Hope you had a great weekend and you’re ready for the last trading week in 2022! Later this week we’ll announce some exciting news for you, but now let’s look through some interesting news! Today’s events: USA, UK, Hong…
On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
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