The ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts will be released at 14:30 MT on January 16
Is Brexit holding the rates?
The Bank of England is announcing the interest rate decision at 14:00 on November 7.Since 2017, the borrowing rate in the UK has been on a gradual but limited rise, currently being at 0.75%. On September meeting, the Bank of England held the rate at the same level in August but expressed the intention to gradually lift it if Brexit is done painlessly on time and the global economy shows no glitch in steady growth. Both failed so far, with uncertainties around the extended Brexit deadline and a slowdown in the international economic environment damaging the UK economy. As a result, most of the analysts see a rate rise by the BOE unlikely.
If the BOE is hawkish, the GBP will rise.
If the BOE is dovish, the GBP will fall.
Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish its monetary policy statement and announce the main refinancing rate on January 23 at 14:45 MT time.
The Bank of Canada (BOC) will release its rate statement alongside the monetary policy report during its meeting on January 22 at 17:00 MT time.