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Currency data this week

30 August 2010
Major currency data released this week around the world is as follows. To discuss the possible implications on exchagne rates for your own transaction, please contact us at Currency Index.

Tuesday 31st
0130 – Australian current account balance
0855 – German unemployment rate
0930 – UK consumer lending and money supply
1000 – Eurozone unemployment rate
1330 – Canadian GDP
1900 – US FOMC minutes

Wednesday 1st
0400 – New Zealand commodity prices
0900 – Eurozone manufacturing
0930 – UK manufacturing

Thursday 2nd
0230 – Australian trade balance
0645 – Swiss GDP
1000 – Eurozone GDP & PPI inflation
1245 – Eurozone interest rate decision
1330 – US jobless claims
1500 – US factory orders & pending home sales

Friday 3rd
1000 – Eurozone retail sales
1330 – US non-farm payrolls & unemployment rate

Retail sales up - Pound gains strength

19 August 2010
Most exchange rates have improved this morning, after UK retail sales figures released at 9.30am showed a much better performance in the sector than analysts had expected.

Retail sales in July were up 1.1%.

The Pound has gained 1c against the US Dollar and nearly 1c against the Euro in morning trading.

Downbeat inflation report

12 August 2010
Yesterday's quarterly Bank of England inflation report predicted a "choppy" recovery ahead for the UK, with interest rates low for some time, and the possibility of more quantitative easing in the future.

Coming after an increase in long-term unemployment was announced, the Pound fell yesterday against most currencies, although curiously the weakening Euro has actually provided an improvement in rates for buying Euros over the last 24 hours.
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