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Forex: GBP/USD testing Tuesday’s highs around 1.5140

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The sterling is now quickly appreciating against the greenback after the BoE minutes showed that 6-3 MPC members still favoured to keep the asset purchase programme unchanged at £375 billion. Governor M.King once again voted for further easing to £400 billion. The refi rate remained intact at 0.5%.

Further UK data showed that the UK jobless rate stayed at 7.8% in the three months to January, banging on estimates. Claimant Count change dropped by 1.5K vs. -5K expected

At the moment the pair is advancing 0.27% at 1.5137 facing the next resistance at 1.5160 (high Mar.18) ahead of 1.5177 (high Mar.15) and then 1.5200 (high Mar.5).
On the flip side, a breach of 1.5072 (low Mar.18) would open the door to 1.5011 (MA10d) and finally 1.4965 (low Mar.17).

1.5160 (máx. mar.18) delante de 1.5177 (máx. mar.15) y después 1.5200 (máx. mar.5).
Por el contrario, de caer por debajo de 1.5072 (mín. mar.18) abriría la puerta a 1.5011 (MA10d) y por último 1.4965 (mín. mar.17).

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The number of unemployment people in the UK fell by 1.5K in the three months to February, following a 10K drop registered in the three months to January, National Statistics reported on Wednesday. This result is more positive than the expected 5K decrease. The Claimant Count Rate remained at 4.7%,for the second running month, as projected.
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