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Exchange rate news as interest rates take centre stage
03 August 2015

Following a busy week on the currency markets with the US and UK posting growth figures up from previous levels leading to a “who is going to raise interest rates first race". The UK this week, is for the first time ever reformatting the way they in which they will release the minutes of the meeting. Normally the minutes are released in the 3rd week of the month concerning interest rate decisions but now they will be released the same day as the decision. This is likely to cause high volatility in the market as Mark Carney has hinted at the fact of raising interest at early as the end of this year. If any of the 9 members of the BOE vote for an interest hike it is quite probable we will see sterling gain yet more ground against the major currencies.

There are also releases of market manufacturing data from the UK, US and Eurozone so with plenty of data out this week it could be quite a turbulent week for the currency markets.


09.00     EUR       Market manufacturing PMI

09.30     GBP       Market manufacturing PMI

14.25     USD       Market manufacturing PMI

15.00     USD       ISM manufacturing PMI and prices paid


05.30     AUD       RBA interest rate decision and statement

23.45     NZD       Unemployment rate


09.00     EUR        Market services PMI

10.00     EUR        Retail Sales

13.15     USD       ADP unemployment change

13.30     USD       Trade balance

14.45     USD       Market services PMI


02.30     AUD       Various employment data

12.00     GBP       BoE Interest rate decision, asset purchase facility and quarterly inflation report.

15.00     GBP       NIESR GDP estimate


06.45     CHF        Unemployment rate

07.00     EUR        German imports, exports and trade balance

09.30     GBP       UK trade balance data

13.30     USD       Unemployment rate

13.30     USD       Non-farm payrolls

13.30     CAD       Unemployment data

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