The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Is Brexit holding the rates?
The Bank of England is announcing the interest rate decision at 14:00 on November 7.Since 2017, the borrowing rate in the UK has been on a gradual but limited rise, currently being at 0.75%. On September meeting, the Bank of England held the rate at the same level in August but expressed the intention to gradually lift it if Brexit is done painlessly on time and the global economy shows no glitch in steady growth. Both failed so far, with uncertainties around the extended Brexit deadline and a slowdown in the international economic environment damaging the UK economy. As a result, most of the analysts see a rate rise by the BOE unlikely.
If the BOE is hawkish, the GBP will rise.
If the BOE is dovish, the GBP will fall.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The USD continues dipping, while the GBP is rising on hopes for the Brexit deal done today.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.