EUR/GBP Weekly Fundamental Analysis – January 11-15, 2016 -Forecast

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Weekly Analysis and Recommendations


The EUR/GBP soared 43 points on Friday to trade at 0.7524 as the euro recovered earlier losses and the pound traded at its lowest level in years. Sterling also reached its weakest in almost three months against the euro.


Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said a “dangerous cocktail” of global threats face the British economy this year and warned against complacency.


Those perils were highlighted this week by turmoil in China, which hit global markets and led billionaire George Soros to warn the current environment has similarities to the financial crisis in 2008.


Manufacturing and services data that missed economists’ estimates this week signaled the UK’s domestic economy was faltering, and this may result in the Bank of England keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged for longer.


Markets are not fully pricing in a quarter-point increase to the Bank of England’s 0.5% main rate until after February 2017, while ING Bank and Goldman Sachs have this week both pushed calls for a Bank of England rate increase to the last quarter of 2016 from previous estimates of the second quarter.


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Upcoming Government Bond Auctions


Date Time Country 


Jan 12 11:00 Austria Holds bond auction


Jan 12 11:00 Netherlands Euro 1-1.5bn 2.5% 2033 DSL


Jan 12 11:30 UK 0.125% 2046 Inflation-linked Gilt


Jan 12 n/a UK Announces details of Gilt auction on Jan 20


Jan 12 19:00 US Holds 3-year note auction


Jan 13 11:05 Norway Holds bond auction


Jan 13 11:10 Italy Holds BTP


Jan 13 11:30 Germany Euro 5bn Feb 2026 Bund


Jan 13 19:00 US Holds 10-year note auction


Jan 14 10:30 Spain Auctions Bonos/Obligaciones


Jan 14 19:00 US Holds 30-year bond auction


Jan 14 N/A US Announces details of 10-yr TIPS auction on Jan 21


Jan 18 11:00 Belgium Holds OLO auction

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