The ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts will be released at 14:30 MT on January 16
The BOE meeting
|Every month the Bank of England announces the outcome of its meeting. In February, it will do so at 14:00 MT time on February 8. As no changes in monetary policy are expected, the key will be the minutes containing votes of the Monetary Policy Committee’s members.|
|The system X-X-X shows how many members voted for a rate hike, how many – to cut the rate, and how many – to keep the rate hold. Comparing these three numbers with those of the previous minutes, we can make predictions about the future actions of the regulator. The last vote was in December and all members voted not to change the rate. Back then the pound’s reaction was muted. This time the central bank will also release its quarterly Inflation Report, so GBP can make big moves versus other currencies.|
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.