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Will the GBP get stronger on BOE’s policy?
BOE releases the monetary policy meeting minutes on Thursday at 14:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/GBP, GBP/USD, GBP/JPY, GBP/CHF
The last meeting of the Bank of England left the interest rate at 0.1% and the bond-buying program at 645 billion pounds, and that was a month ago. Since then, on the one hand, the British economy managed to make certain progress towards recovery, but on the other hand, things don’t seem to get less complicated. It may be even the opposite, with the current recession recognized as the worst in decades, and Brexit pressing on the GBP with the inevitability of timelines. Details of the monetary policy meeting may reveal more information which is a necessary fuel for the GBP to get through the hardships it is in now, and that we will see on Thursday.
- If the minutes give an optimistic economic outlook, the GBP will gain value.
- Otherwise, it will fall.
The Bank of England will announce its policy statement on December 16, Thursday, at 14:00 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time). It will affect all the pairs with the British pound.
The US central bank, Federal Reserve, will announce its decision on further monetary policy on December 15 at 21:00 MT.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.