The Australian Dollar (AUD) continued its 5-week dash to 0.5250 (1.9050) against the English Pound (GBP) Wednesday before giving back small gains over the last few hours to 0.5220 (1.9160).It has been all UK data on the docket this week, the GBP taking hits from all corners. UK inflation y/y printed better than forecast at 6.7% vs 7.0% a downside surprise, welcomed by the Bank of England with further rate hikes firmly coming into question. Certainly, last nights BoE “hold” at 5.25% was mostly priced in based on this inflation read. The central bank halting after 14 straight hikes going back to Dec 2021. The Bank was a little dovish, but another rate hike is still possible. BoE members voted 5 in favour of holding, including Governor Bailey, vs 4 to hike. We see stiff resistance at 0.5265 (1.9000) on the chart.
The current interbank midrate is: AUDGBP 0.5213 GBPAUD 1.9182
The interbank range this week has been: AUDGBP 0.5025- 0.5271 GBPAUD 1.9055- 1.9283