American mortgage applications tacked on for the first time for five weeks because most home borrowing costs kept to their lowest value for 10 months…
This economic indicator is highly important for the Bank of England’s monetary policy because it is used as the central bank’s inflation target. The higher the annual consumer inflation gets, the closer an interest hike is. As a result, if CPI growth is greater than the forecast, the GBP will have chances to go up.
The UK will release Consumer Price Index at 11:30 MT time.
UPDATE. CPI came out lower than expected. GBP/USD fell below 1.34.
The releases of employment change and the unemployment rate for Australia are expected on February 21, at 2:30 MT time.
The release of the Federal open market committee (FOMC) meeting minutes is scheduled on February 20, at 21.00 MT time.
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