There were no major moves during the Asian trading session, however we have some events today, which may affect the sentiment in the market.
The Bank of England brings a chance to the GBP traders
The Bank of England will present its monetary policy summary on December 20, at 14:00 MT time.
We do not anticipate the rate hike, as the bank lowered growth forecasts for both 2018 (1.3% from 1.4%) and 2019 (1.7% from 1.8%) years. However, the Bank of England may provide some hawkish comments to support the British pound.
• If the BOE provides hawkish comments, the GBP will rise;
• If the BOE provides dovish comments, the GBP will fall.
The risk sentiment remains under pressure after the comments by China about the countermeasures against the US tariffs. Thus, the AUD/USD and the USD/JPY pairs will be under our attention.
During the European trading session, both the US and the UK yield curves inverted.
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