GPB lagging behind competitors


Comments by the Bank of England’s governor King last week citing a “fragile” recovery at best in 2010 did not help the Pound – as France, Germany and Japan have all now technically come out of recession and the UK is therefore lagging behind its main competitors.

As a result, the Pound has continued to fall against many major currencies, making sending money overseas more expensive. Euro rates are nearly 4c down in the last 10 days, while the US Dollar rate is nearly 7c down in the same period.

There is not a huge amount of significant data this week, although the UK's inflation and retail sales numbers will be interesting. Whatever your currency requirements, contact a currency company to discuss them and make sure you are equipped with the latest news.

Monday 17th

Rightmove House Price Index (already released)

Tuesday 18th

0230 – Australian interest rate meeting minutes

0930 – UK CPI & RPI inflation figures

1330 – US PPI inflation and house building data

Wednesday 19th

1200 – Canadian CPI inflation

Thursday 20th

0930 – UK retail sales

1330 – US jobless claims

Friday 21st

1500 – US home sales

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