Significant factors to affect the trading of the pair GBP/USD for the week ending August 31st, 2012 are as follows:
On Monday, in United States, Dallas’s Federal Reserve reported its manufacturing activity. United Kingdom came up with its hometrack housing survey.
On Tuesday, in United States, S&P/Case-Shiller home price index and S&P/Case-Shiller composite 20 index was released. Data on consumer confidence and manufacturing index was also reported in the US.
On Wednesday, in the United States, several indicators are expected which will include data on MBA mortgage applications, core personal consumption expenditure, gross domestic product figure, data on personal consumption and data on pending home sales. US Federal Reserve will publish its Beige book economic survey while US Energy Department will report inventories data for crude oil, gasoline and distillates.
On Thursday, United States will report its data on continuing claims, initial jobless claims, personal consumption expenditure, personal spending and personal income. Kansas City Federal Reserve reported its data on manufacturing activity while Energy Information Administration will report its data on natural gas supplies. In United Kingdom, data on net consumer credit, mortgage approvals, net lending of Dwellings and M4 money supply will be released.
On Friday, In United States, data on factory orders and Chicago’s purchasing managers’ index is to be reported while University of Michigan will publish its report on consumer confidence. US Federal Reserve’s Chairman will also address at Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. In United Kingdom data on house prices and consumer confidence survey will be published while Bank of England’s officials Haldane and Posen will deliver a speech at Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium.