This week on Tuesday, Chinese GDP data will be released at 02:00, as the largest trading partner to Australia this has the potential to impact the Aussie. The table below shows the difference in AUD you could have achieved when buying £200,000.00 during the high low points of the past month.

Currency Pair% ChangeDifference on £200,000
GBPAUD4.3%$11,431 AUD

How has the Aussie started the week?

Forex today observed a quieter than expected start to the week off the back of last weekend’s airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities. This is perhaps thanks to the attack being branded as a one-off from the West. The result for the Aussie Dollar means that it has followed on from last week’s trajectory.

Tomorrow morning at 1:30 the Royal Bank of Australia will announce the latest minutes. The consensus predicts that the RBA left interest rates on hold at 1.5%.

How has the Australian Dollar started the week?

Chinese Influence on the Aussie

On Tuesday at 2:00 the Q1 Chinese Gross Domestic Product will be released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China. The indicator presents the pace at which the Chinese economy is growing. Figures for year on year are expected to decelerate to 6.7% from 6.8% where as those for quarter on quarter will lower to 1.5% from 1.6%.

Later in the week figures for employment change are expected to show an increase and although the unemployment rate should decrease to 5.4% from 5.6%, predictions are that the Aussie will weaken as the week goes on predominantly for its close relationship to the Chinese economy.

My expectations for the start of the week are for the pound to strengthen and gain further against the Aussie. If economic data and events go favourably for the pound, we could see GBPAUD close in on 1.85.

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