The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
This economic indicator is highly important for the Bank of England’s monetary policy because it is used as the central bank’s inflation target. The higher the annual consumer inflation gets, the closer an interest hike is. As a result, if CPI growth is greater than the forecast, the GBP will have chances to go up.
The UK will release Consumer Price Index at 11:30 MT time.
UPDATE. CPI came out lower than expected. GBP/USD fell below 1.34.
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 USD continues dipping, while the GBP is rising on hopes for the Brexit deal done today.
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.