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UK pound tacks on, shrugging off May’s Brexit failure
On Wednesday, the UK pound managed to ascend in Asia notwithstanding British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal faced another defeat in the country’s parliament.
Fresh uncertainties along a further blow to the likelihood of an orderly Brexit – these were the consequences of that defeat.
On Wednesday, the currency pair GBP/USD managed to stabilize, notwithstanding the news, having dived by nearly 0.7% yesterday. Eventually, this currency pair hit 1.3083, heading north by about 0.1%.
A senior currency experts at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Joseph Capurso noted that in case British lawmakers decided to depart from the European bloc without a deal, Britain’s currency could decline 4%-8%.
This week British lawmakers are braced for voting once again in order to decide on a no-deal exit deal, or whether to extend the March 29 departure deadline.
Some financial analysts are assured that the UK legislative body will most probably hurl out a no-deal Brexit plan, so the March 29 exit date will be likely extended.
Besides this, the currency pair AUD/USD extended its losses right after both the National Bank of Australia’s business conditions as well as business confidence index for last month missed forecasts.
Estimating the purchasing potential of the evergreen buck against its several key peers the USD index rallied by up to 0.1% ending up with 96.968.
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck went down because tame American inflation data affirmed hopes that the major US bank will keep refraining from lifting interest rates.
The currency pair USD/CNY jumped by 0.1% hitting 6.7094. The Yuan reference rate was set at 6.7114 by China’s key bank versus yesterday’s fix of 6.7128.
The currency pair USD/JPY declined by 0.1% demonstrating an outcome of 111.27.
April seasonal patterns weren’t supposed to work, but somehow they did. Even a strong fundamental issue such as the global recession amid the coronavirus couldn’t overwhelm it. That’s why May seasonal patterns may work as well.
The first days of May suggest the month will be risk-off for the GBP/USD. Here is why.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…