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GBP Main Focus This Week:
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- Quick view: In the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced he will resign his post on June 7 after continuing to fail to get support for his Brexit agreement.
Quick View: Dovish
- 9 members of the Bank of England voted to maintain interest rates in the UK at 0.75%.
- The next BOE meeting is on 20 June 2019.
- The Bank of England’s economic data focuses on Gross Domestic Product, Consumer Price Index, and Unemployment.
- The Bank of England says that interest rate hikes will be gradual and limited due to continued concern about Brexit.
Main Economics Data of BOE
- Gross domestic product in the United Kingdom expanded at 1.8% in the first quarter of 2019, up from 1.4% in the previous period.
- The UK unemployment rate fell to 3.8% in the first quarter of 2019, the lowest level since October to December 1974 and slightly below the market expectation of 3.9%.
- The annual inflation rate of the United Kingdom rose to 2.1% in April 2019 from 1.9% in the previous month but below market expectations of 2.2%.
Expected Bias: GBP Bearish
- The UK jobless data shows that the quarterly pay growth for the end of March is lower than expected.
- The inflation rate in the UK comes under market expectations.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May, who announced his resignation in June after failing to break the deadlock on his support for his Brexit plan over the years.