Grafico Cross UK Sterling vs Japanese Yen (FX:GBPJPY)
2 Mesi : Da Nov 2018 a Gen 2019
The pound strengthened against its major counterparts in the European session on Tuesday, as U.K. jobs data showed that earnings topped expectations in the three months to October, which was the fastest pace of growth since December 2008.
Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that average earnings including bonuses rose 3.3 percent year-on-year in the three months to October after a 3 percent increase in the three months to July. Economists had expected the rate to remain unchanged.
Excluding bonuses, average earnings grew 3.3 percent year-on-year following a 3.2 percent rise in the previous period. The rate was forecast to remain unchanged.
The ILO jobless rate was steady at 4.1 percent in the three months to October, in line with economists' expectations.
Investors cheered progress in trade talks after reports suggested that Chinese Vice Premier Liu, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have discussed trade issues despite a diplomatic row over the arrest of a senior Chinese businesswoman.
The currency held steady against its major counterparts in the Asian session, barring the greenback.
The pound edged up to 1.2472 against the franc, after falling to 1.2422 at 5:00 pm ET. The pound is seen finding resistance around the 1.26 level.
The pound appreciated to 1.2638 against the greenback, following a decline to 1.2550 at 5:00 pm ET. The next possible resistance for the pound is seen around the 1.28 region.
Reversing from an early low of 142.03 against the yen, the pound rose to 142.93 following the data. If the pound rises further, 145.00 is possibly seen as its next resistance level.
Data from the Bank of Japan showed that Japan M2 money stock rose 2.3 percent on year in November, standing at 1,010.5 trillion yen.
That was shy of expectations for an increase of 2.6 percent and down from 2.7 percent in October.
Having fallen to 0.9049 against the euro at 2:30 am ET, the pound reversed direction and bounced off to 0.9006. The pound is likely to find resistance around the 0.88 level.
Data from the Centre for European Economic Research showed that German investor confidence rose strongly in December, defying expectations for a modest weakening, but caution prevailed as financial analysts' assessment of the current economic situation again deteriorated sharply due to sluggish economic growth and uncertainties linked to global trade and Brexit.
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose 6.6 points to reach minus 17.5 points in December.
Looking ahead, U.S. producer price index for November is set for release in the New York session.