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The economic data may support the GBP
Great Britain will publish GDP growth and manufacturing production on September 9, at 11:30 MT time. GDP growth represents the change in the total value of all goods and services. It is the broadest measure of a country’s economic activity. As for the indicator of manufacturing production, it shows the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of production released by manufacturers. Last time, the figures of both indicators came out lower than the forecasts. Despite the forecast of an increase by 0.1%, the level of GDP had not changed since the previous period, while manufacturing production declined by lower-than-expected 0.2%. Thus, the indicators weakened the pound. Let’s see whether the releases push the British currency up this time.
• If the releases are higher than the forecasts, the GBP will rise;
• If the releases are lower than the forecasts, the GBP will fall.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!