USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
CPI is the most important inflation data that affects the Central Bank’s monetary policy. The Bank decides whether to raise the interest rate or not by considering inflation figures. As a result, it’s obvious that the market pays great attention to the CPI economic indicator.
The UK CPI data will be out at 11:30 MT time on August 15. In times of uncertainties around the Brexit deal, the GBP needs support from positive economic data.
• If the data is greater than the forecast, the GBP will rise.
• If the data is weaker than the forecast, the GBP will fall.
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Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
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.
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!
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.