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EUR/USD. October 09, 2020 – Euro has returned to the highs of 1.1800
On Friday, the EUR/USD pair continued its confident ascent and reached the 1.1800 level. Interest in risky assets returned to the markets after Donald Trump announced that Nancy Pelosi, the President of the House of Representatives of the Congress, was ready to conclude an agreement on an aid package that would support the airline industry. The aid also involves a one-time financial payment to the American unemployed in the amount of $1200.
However, the rally in the European currency may be restrained by alarming news from Europe, where the second wave of coronavirus is gaining momentum. For example, in Germany, the number of infected has increased sharply, which may again lead to the introduction of tough restrictions. In this case, the «bears» will be able to seize the initiative in the euro/dollar pair.
The economic calendar is practically empty today. Traders continue to win back yesterday's data on the US labor market, which were worse than expected. In particular, the number of applications for unemployment benefits rose to 840 thousand, while analysts expected an increase to 820 thousand.
GBP/USD. October 09, 2020 – Pound is moving in different directions at the end of the week
At the end of the week, the GBP/USD pair is trading in different directions in the area of 1.2950. Today, macroeconomic data from the UK was published, which somewhat disappointed investors, but did not have a visible impact on the dynamics of the pair.
In particular, GDP growth for the month decreased from 6.6% to 2.1%. Industrial output fell to 0.3%, while manufacturing output fell to 0.7%.
The current moderate strengthening of the sterling can be explained by the general weakness of the US dollar in the Forex market. Earlier the US released data on applications for unemployment benefits, which were worse than forecasts. Also, pressure on the dollar was exerted by yesterday's statements by representatives of world Central Banks that the US economic recovery is developing worse than expected, which clearly shows the Fed's shortcomings.