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…
Will the GBP get a boost?
GBP traders get a lot to think about. The pound’s affected by Brexit deal negotiations and the policy of the Bank of England. The most recent statements of British central bank implied that it is thinking about raising the benchmark interest rate, although everything depends on how good the British economic data are.
If the UK economy shows its strength, the central bank will raise the rate and the GBP will strengthen. On the contrary, if economic indicators disappoint, the regulator will have to delay a rate hike.
Manufacturing production is one of such key economic indicators. It will be released at 11:30 MT time on July 10.
- 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.
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.
Safe havens such as gold and Japanese yen declined as investors sentiment was boosted by eased geopolitical tensions…
On Tuesday, the euro tacked on because market participants waited for reports on inflation and growth in the euro zone, while the Japanese yen went down after Japan’s major bank told it would be more flexible in its huge stimulus program…
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck dived because the common currency bounced off and the UK pound managed to ascend to the day’s maximums reacting to reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to take control of Brexit talks…