On Tuesday, the British pound sagged to fresh one-month minimums against the major American currency, after the issue of gloomy British manufacturing data contributed to worries regarding the actual strength of the British economy.
The currency pair GBP/USD grasped 1.2968 during European morning trade, the pair’s lowest reading since July 11. However, the given pair subsequently consolidated at 1.2978, dropping 0.47%.
Cable was about to find support at 1.2848, the minimum of July 11 as well as resistance at 1.3178, the peak of August 5.
The British Office for National Statistics told manufacturing production slumped by 0.3% in June, somewhat worse than expectations for a 0.2% dip and following a sag of 0.6% a month earlier, that was revised down from an initial 0.5% slump.
On an annualized basis, in June manufacturing production edged up 0.9%, worse than forecasts for a 1.3% leap.
The report also revealed that in June, industrial production went up by 0.1%, in line with forecasts. In June, year-on-year, industrial production soared by 1.6%, matching forecasts.
Aussie drops after weak NAB polls
The Australian dollar sagged during Asia trade after downbeat business surveys from National Australia Bank as well as consumer and producer prices data from China, suggesting mild pressure on prices although unlikely enough to spur any monetary policy action.
The currency pair AUD/USD was worth 0.7639, demonstrating a 0.16% tumble, while USD/JPY traded at 102.51, rising 0.06%.
In Australia, NAB business confidence was at plus-4 for July, compared to a previous outcome of plus-6, along with the NAB business poll that reached plus-8, versus a previous reading of plus-12.
China posted CPI for July with a 0.2% revenue in July, a faster tempo than the 0.1% revenue observed month-on-month as well as an annual level of 1.7%, just a bit below a 1.8% pace observed year-on-year. Meanwhile, PPI figures from China disclosed a dip of 1.7%, less than the drop of 2.0% year-on-year expected. The data came after weaker than expected imports the previous month in China posted on Monday and hit sentiment on demand prospects.