The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Consumer Price Index and many other critical events that will move the market this week!
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.
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