Price action in G10 FX markets this week has been driven predominantly by pricing in bond markets and the actions of central banks. This dynamic is set to continue next week as the battle against rising inflation migrates from the Bank of Canada and the ECB to the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Federal Reserve, and the Bank of England. The RBA is up first and markets broadly expect the central bank to drop its yield curve control policy after the April 2024 bond, the last bond subject to YCC, rose above the 0.1% threshold on Friday and met no resistance from the central bank. The Federal Reserve is then set to taper its QE programme at a minimum on Wednesday night, before the much coveted Bank of England meeting on Thursday. Speculation is rife over whether the BoE will join the Norges Bank and Reserve Bank of New Zealand in hiking interest rates, but despite current market pricing we think the BoE will wait for more data and delay the 15bps hike until December.
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Simon Harvey, Senior FX Market Analyst
Ima Sammani, FX Market Analyst