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This week's currency news 103

20 December 2010
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This week looks fairly quiet for data, with the Christmas holiday approaching. We do however have a triple-whammy of important UK data on Wednesday morning, with the Bank of England minutes, GDP and current account all released at the same time.

Given the Pound's volatility in recent weeks, contact Currency Index if you would like to be kept informed of any movement and opportunities to secure your rate.

Monday 20th
1500 - Eurozone consumer confidence

Tuesday 21st
Overnight - UK consumer confidence
0715 - Swiss trade balance
0930 - UK public borrowing
1200 - Canadian CPI inflation
1330 - Canadian retail sales
2145 - New Zealand current account

Wednesday 22nd
0930 - UK current account, GDP & Bank of England minutes
1500 - US home sales
2145 - New Zealand GDP

Thursday 23rd
0930 - UK mortgage approvals
1330 - Canadian GDP & US durable goods orders

Friday 24th
No major data - Christmas Eve

Retail sales up 0.3 in November

16 December 2010
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This morning's retail sales figures showed a 0.3% increase in November, broadly in line with expectations. October's figure was revised up to 0.3% from 0.1%, which improved the year-on-year figure further.

The Pound gained a little strength on the release of the figures, although nothing like enough to counter the losses we have seen this week.

UK consumer confidence is released overnight but there is no other major data due out.

Currency Index in the news

09 December 2010
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Currency Index were interviewed again on BBC One today, as the collapse of Crown Currency Exchange was investigated on the programme "Rip Off Britain". You can see the programme on the BBC iPlayer here.
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