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.
Dip in British shop prices relieves
In June, prices in UK shops went down at the slowest annual tempo since November 2013, as the British Retail Consortium informed on Wednesday, telling it actually expects soaring inflation pressure to prompt outright price leaps soon.
Overall shop prices inched down 0.3% year-on-year in June, unlike a 0.4% in May. As for te food price component, it grew 1.4%.
The Bank of England is currently monitoring gauges of inflation pressure in the British economy, as it considers whether to lift interest rates from their record minimum or not.
Obviously, the year on year numbers debunk the fact that prices have been climbing up for the last six months. As follows from the considerable deflation in the second half of 2016, there has been huge ground to make up in the year on year data.
Cost pressures experienced by retailers keep mounting.
For the last four years the BRC price index has demonstrated a deflationary trend, provoked by supermarkets engaging in a price feud war and dipping global crude and food prices.
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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