British Pound Gains as Carney Talks Up Interest Rate Hike Timeline

By DailyFx | Updated August 17, 2014 AAA

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  • British Pound Stronger as BOE Governor Carney Talks Up Rate Hike Bets
  • Yen May Decline as Aussie and NZ Dollars Rise on Firming Risk Appetite
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The British Pound outperformed to start the trading week, rising as much as 0.3 percent on average against its leading counterparts. The move followed supportive comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made in an interview with the Sunday Times published over the weekend. Carney said the economy is “much more than halfway” to full economic recovery and argued interest rates may have to rise before wages, seemingly contradicting rhetoric released in the quarterly Inflation Report just last week.

The economic calendar is quiet in European and US trading hours, hinting risk sentiment trends may dominate as the driver of currency market price action in the near term. S&P 500 and FTSE 100 futures are pointing firmly higher in late Asian trade, hinting at a “risk-on” mood. This bodes well for the sentiment-linked Australian and New Zealand Dollars. Meanwhile, the safe-haven Japanese Yen may face selling pressure.

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Asia Session

GMT

CCY

EVENT

ACT

EXP

PREV

22:30

NZD

Performance Services Index (JUL)

58.4

-

55.2

23:01

GBP

Rightmove House Prices (MoM) (AUG)

-2.9%

-

-0.8%

23:01

GBP

Rightmove House Prices (YoY) (AUG)

5.3%

-

6.5%

1:30

AUD

New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) (JUL)

-1.3%

-

2.2%

1:30

AUD

New Motor Vehicle Sales (YoY) (JUL)

-0.4%

-

-2.0%

1:45

CNY

MNI Business Indicator (AUG)

59.0

-

58.2

2:00

CNY

Foreign Direct Investment (YoY) (JUL)

-17.0%

0.8%

0.2%

European Session

GMT

CCY

EVENT

EXP

PREV

IMPACT

9:00

EUR

Eurozone Trade Balance s.a. (€) (JUN)

15.0B

15.3B

Low

9:00

EUR

Eurozone Trade Balance (€) (JUN)

15.1B

15.4B

Low

Critical Levels

CCY

Supp 3

Supp 2

Supp 1

Pivot Point

Res 1

Res 2

Res 3

EURUSD

1.3285

1.3338

1.3369

1.3391

1.3422

1.3444

1.3497

GBPUSD

1.6641

1.6666

1.6680

1.6691

1.6705

1.6716

1.6741

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