The English Pound (GBP) continued to dominate moves across the main board of currencies, extending its dominance over the Australian Dollar (AUD) in a big way this week. The biggest weekly move in a year by the cross sees it trading at 0.5015 (1.9950) this morning compared to the weekly open price of 0.5130 (1.9490). Great for sellers of GBP- not so flash if you are buying. A bumper UK jobs earning number followed by an improving inflation read – 6.8% y/y in July down from June’s 7.9% won’t be enough for the Bank of England who will almost certainly bump their cash rate 50 points next month to 5.75%. There isn’t much standing in the way of the cross testing the April 2020 level of 0.4950 (2.0200) over the following days.
The current interbank midrate is: AUDGBP 0.5031 GBPAUD 1.9876
The interbank range this week has been: AUDGBP 0.5007- 0.5130 GBPAUD 1.9487- 1.9966