UK Preliminary Quarterly GDP is out on Thursday at 09:00 MT time.
The BOE meeting: a ray of hope for the GBP?
The Bank of England will release its monetary policy summary and announce the interest rate on September 19, at 14:00 MT time.
The market does not expect any changes to the current interest rate, which is held at 0.75%. The regulator will continue to watch the Brexit progress ahead of the deadline on October 31. Traders will be looking for potential trading opportunities in the monetary policy summary. If it contains positive information about the current economic outlook of Great Britain, this fact will be seen as bullish for the British pound. In addition, the clues on the changes to the BOE monetary policy will be in focus.
• If the Bank of England is hawkish, the GBP will rise;
• If the Bank of England is dovish, the GBP will fall.
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.