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Forex Flash: FOMC expected to show now change - BTMU

Derek Halpenny, European Head of Global Market research at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ comments that the FOMC minutes will be released tonight for the meeting on 29th-30th January.

He feels that not enough has changed to expect any notable difference in FOMC views although there may be some comment over balance sheet expansion size and the need for close scrutiny in order to manage risks. He feels that the minutes are unlikely to be a mover for the markets.

Forex Flash: Investors starting to shift to Stocks - Societe Generale

Kit Juckes, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Societe Generale notes that it may be a testing day for Cable longs while the market tests the Yen range and waits for the Italian elections.
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UK: Claimant Count Change decreases more than expected in January

The number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 12.5K in the three months to January, following a 12.1K drop registered in the three months to December, National Statistics reported on Wednesday. This result is more positive than the expected 5K increase. The Claimant Count Rate was at 4.7%, following a 4.7% reading.
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