PMI Figures to be released today.
The foreign exchange (FX) markets experienced significant movements on 21st July 2023 as market participants reacted to key data releases and geopolitical developments. Here’s a recap of the events that shaped the market for the currencies GBP, EUR, and USD:
GBP (British Pound): The British Pound (GBP) encountered mixed trading conditions on 21st July. Markets closely monitored the release of UK retail sales data for June, which came in stronger than expected, indicating robust consumer spending. The positive retail sales figures contributed to the GBP’s performance and influenced the Bank of England’s (BoE) monetary policy decisions. Additionally, any geopolitical developments surrounding Brexit negotiations influenced the GBP’s movements.
EUR (Euro): The Euro (EUR) displayed strength on 21st July, supported by positive economic data releases. Eurozone PMI data is released later today. Markets are eagerly awaiting the release of these figures, which will provide insights into the region’s economic activity and recovery. The PMI data is likely to have a large impact on the performance of the EUR once it is published. Additionally, speeches from European Central Bank (ECB) officials were monitored for hints regarding the central bank’s monetary policy trajectory.
USD (United States Dollar): The United States Dollar (USD) faced headwinds on 21st July after the release of mixed economic data. The US initial jobless claims figures came in slightly higher than expected, indicating a somewhat weaker labor market. However, the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index showed a notable increase, pointing to stronger manufacturing activity in the region. These data releases weighed on the USD’s performance as markets assessed the implications for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions.
Key Data Releases:
- UK Retail Sales: The release of UK retail sales data for June came in stronger than expected, reflecting robust consumer spending in the country. Markets closely monitored this figure for insights into the strength of the UK economy and its potential impacts on the GBP’s performance and the Bank of England’s (BoE) monetary policy decisions.
- Eurozone PMI Figures: The release of the Eurozone’s PMI data provides insights into the region’s economic activity and recovery. Strong PMI figures signal expansion in both the manufacturing and services sectors, which could support the EUR’s performance.
- US Initial Jobless Claims and Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index: The US initial jobless claims figures came in slightly higher than expected, while the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index showed increased manufacturing activity in the region. These data releases influenced the USD’s performance as markets assessed the implications for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions.
|EUR HCOB Manufacturing PMI(Jul)
|EUR HCOB Services PMI(Jul)
|GBPS&P Global/CIPS Manufacturing PMI(Jul)
|GBP S&P Global/CIPS Services PMI(Jul)
|USD S&P Global Manufacturing PMI(Jul)
|USD S&P Global Services PMI(Jul)