ECB is ready to take the decision about the key rate. What to expect from officials? Oil prices are high, and economy indicators demonstrate the slowing down in the strongest European economies.
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.|
The Fed is going to take a decision about the interest rate. This is the crucial news for the following week. What's going on in the markets and what to expect?
The market is pricing that the Fed will leave the rate at the same level. Meanwhile the major players think that the Fed will start with the monetary easing in the second quarter 2024.
Today's main event for the markets is the FOMC Interest Rate Decision, where the US regulator is widely expected to keep the interest rate at the same level of 5.5%.
In today's market insights, we delve into Citibank's oil price predictions, the evolving competition between Huawei and Apple, the Saudi Arabia-Tesla partnership, and the upcoming rate decisions from the world's major central banks.
It will be the hottest week of September, with four central banks’ meetings, five PMI releases, and a lot to trade.