Major factors to affect the trading of the pair GBP/USD for the week ending September 7th, 2012 are as follows:
On Monday, September 3rd, markets remained closed in United in observance of Labor Day while United Kingdom reported its data on purchasing managers’ index and Lloyds Business barometer.
On Tuesday, United States came up with data on purchasing managers’ index and construction spending. Institute of Supply and Management and also released its manufacturing data and figure on prices paid. United Kingdom published its figure on purchasing managers’ index for services & construction sector along with data on house prices.
On Wednesday, data on vehicle sales, MBA mortgage applications, unit labor costs and non-farm productivity will be published in United States while United Kingdom will report its data on PMI for services and official reserves.
On Thursday, in United States, official data on job cuts, consumer outlook index, employment change, initial jobless claims, continuing claims and manufacturing data by Institute of Management and Supply will be published. Moreover, the Energy Information Administration will release its weekly inventories report on crude oil, gasoline, distillates and natural gas. In UK, the Bank of England is expected to announce its interest rate decision and asset purchase target.
On Friday, in United States, data on change in manufacturing payrolls, full time employment change, unemployment rate, average hourly earnings, change household employment, underemployment rate, change in private payrolls and change in average hourly earnings is to be released. In United Kingdom data on industrial production, manufacturing production and producer price index will be reported.