The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
The British pound may rise on the important releases
The levels of GDP growth and manufacturing production for Great Britain will be published on February 11 at 11:30 MT time. Last time the economic growth of the country outperformed the expectations and rose by 0.2%. As for the level of manufacturing production, it declined by 0.3% in the previous month. The main risks for the economy of the country and the British pound are connected with Brexit. That is why higher-than-expected indicators may help the GBP to get positive momentum.
• If the indicators are higher than the expectation, the GBP will rise;
• If the indicators are lower than the expectation, the GBP will fall.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
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.