Retail sales in the UK worse than expected, JPY falls after statement of BoJ-Board Member
The figures on retail sales in the UK can not meet the forecasts. The Japanese yen has suffered losses after BoJ statements.
GBP declines after data of retail sales
The UK economy can not connect to the good figures from last month. In August showed YoY still a growth of 3.0% and the prediction showed this month by an increase of 3.3%. The actual growth of 2.1% could not meet the expectations. Monthly figures represent still worse. Here a lesser increase in the amount of 0.4% to 1.1% in August was expected, but actually, sales fell by -0.9%. Similarly, do the figures for the core sales, which have -1.0% month on month and year on year by only 2.3%, against the expected 3.1% increase.
The bullish trend of GBP in recent weeks, was first interrupted today and it had accept losses against nearly all major counterparts. The pair EUR/GBP rising 0.71% to currently 0.8433. The GBP against the USD losing 0.42% at 1.6072 currently.
Only against the JPY, an increase was recorded. The pair GBP / JPY rises to 0.53% currently at 158.96.
BoJ-Official does not rule out increasing the BoJ monetary easing
The BoJ board member Takahide Kiuchi said in a speech in Hokkaido, he could not deny that the BOJ would take further action if this would be required by circumstances. After a trade deficit with Japan was already published in the amount of 960 billion yen in advance, the yen has lost, in the subsequent, a part of his regained confidence in the markets again.
At the present time, the JPY has enjoyed strong losses in part to all of its most-traded counterparts. The pair USD/JPY rising 0.99% to date at 98.89 and the EUR/JPY shows a current increase of 1.22% at 134.05. Against the AUD, the JPY falls 0.84% currently at 94.07.
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