Prices in UK hold steady

28 July, 2011


Today’s UK inflation data shows prices were static in July, compared to analysts’ expectations of a slight drop of 0.3% for July’s inflation.

Year-on-year, prices rose 1.8%, again above expectations of 1.5%.

The Pound has spiked up a little on the news, although Germany’s upbeat ZEW economic sentiment data has halted any huge gains against the Euro.

Thursday’s retail sales figures are the next key UK data, so anyone worried about the Pound falling further in the coming weeks, may see this as a 2-day window to look at securing commercial exchange rates.