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Can’t see the wood for the Theresa

Can’t see the wood for the Theresa

GBP
The Pound is weaker today as traders sell Sterling following the tone of Brexit negotiations this week. The focus for the Pound will now be the much-anticipated speech due tomorrow from Theresa May. Following criticism for a lack of clarity, our Prime Minister will announce five tests, or platitudes, for Brexit. As the market and the nation is clamouring for detail, it could hamper Pound support.

USD

The US Dollar continued its surge stronger across the board today after yesterday’s positive tone from the new Federal Reserve Chair Mr Powell, who will continue to testify today and will be closely watched for the next move in the value of the US Dollar.

EUR

The Euro is weaker today as softer inflation data strengthened, and the European Central Bank (ECB) will keep interest rates at an all-time low for the rest of 2018. This is in contrast with other major central banks who are tightening monetary policy.

Data to Watch:

7:00 German Retail Sales MoM & YoY(Jan)
8:00 ECB’s Mersch speech
9.30 UK PMI Construction (Feb)
10:00 UK Mark Carney Speech
10:00 EUR Producer Price Index (YoY) (Jan)
13.30 UK Prime Minister Theresa May speech
18:00 US Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count

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