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Currency Analyst since 2010

Dec. 17: MARKET OVERVIEW

What to expect from the Fed (announcement at 19:00 GMT)?

GBP/USD: weakened to 1.5715. Britain will release unemployment claims data and the Bank of England’s meeting minutes at 09:30 GMT.

USD/JPY: rose back to 117.00 after weakening to 115.60 yesterday. US dollar strengthened before the Fed announces the results of its meeting today.

AUD/USD has finally broken below the 0.8200 and reached 0.8150 in the Asian trade. There was no particular news for that, market focus on the negative factors has intensified.

NZD/USD under pressure around 0.7730. RBNZ said the kiwi rate remains “unjustifiable, unsustainable”.

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