The ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts will be released at 14:30 MT on January 16
Economic calendar: news for the GBP
Do you know that services sector accounts for 80% of the UK economy? British economy gets a lot from financial, IT and professional services. As a result, the country’s services index is even more important than its manufacturing index.
The UK services PMI will be out at 11:30 MT time on July 4. PMI stands for Purchasing Managers’ Index. It shows whether managers of British companies are optimistic or pessimistic about the future. A reading above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates contraction. Traders also compare the actual index with its previous and forecast levels.
The difference between the forecast and the actual figure sets the currency market in motion. Many traders will open positions in GBP/USD and EUR/GBP after the release.
• If the data is greater than the forecast, the GBP will rise.
• If the data is weaker than the forecast, the GBP will go down.
We expect the US-China phase one trade deal to be signed on Wednesday and multiple important indicators for the USD. Plus, it is the first week of the earnings reports
The British yearly CPI will be released at 11:30 MT on January 15
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On Thursday, January 16 two central banks: the Reserve bank of South Africa and the Turkish Central Bank will make their interest rate decisions.