Sterling was boosted by data showing that the British economy is exhibiting signs of recovering from its recent slowdown, reviving expectations that the Bank of England might raise interest rates in August. Services PMI rose to 54.0, higher than the expected 52.9.
The RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50%.
“The recent data on the Australian economy has been consistent with the Bank’s central forecast for GDP growth to pick up, to average a bit above 3% in 2018 and 2019. Business conditions are positive and non-mining business investment is increasing. Higher levels of public infrastructure investment are also supporting the economy. Stronger growth in exports is expected. One continuing source of uncertainty is the outlook for household consumption. Household income has been growing slowly, and debt levels are high” declared media section of the RBA.
All eyes will be on the US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI at 02:00 GMT with a forecast of 57.9.
On the daily chart, the price had successfully broken the ascending trend from the high of 2017, along with the resistance level to eventually reach the key resistance 95.15 to bounce back from there. The price shaped a reversal pattern (wedge) which closed with a break beneath it.
With divergence in RSI, the price is expected to have a correction to the key support at 92.6 which is located at the broken trend too.
On the daily chart, as expected, the price made its way into the resistance zone of 1.289-1.298, almost reaching the key resistance at 1.309, with an approach from the descending trend line starting from the high of 2015, and the upper edge of the horn pattern.
The price has already bounced beneath the key resistance and the resistance zone and got back above it again, but it couldn’t go much further to form a pinbar, to take the price firstly to the support level at 1.274.
On the daily chart, the price had a false break beneath the support zone 0.75-0.7535 with a pin bar. That enhances the AB=CD harmonic pattern, with breaking a descending channel. The pair rose with an engulfing candle above the support zone.
Along with divergence in RSI, the price is ready for the next move up to 0.774 which is a level with a combination of the lower trend line from the high of 2018 and the broken uptrend.