Sterling continued its strong recent run against the AUD hitting a new year high at 1.5605. I feel this run may well continue however AUD buyers should be wary of the the UK GDP figures due for release next Wednesday. The figures will officially confirm whether the UK is in recession or not and the result appears to be very much on a knife edge. Some analysts are suggesting negative growth could be seen and the UK would then be back in recession for the end of Q1 2012. I personally think we may just scrape through with a positive figure, but I do think it will be close. For anyone with a short term transfer to arrange it certainly could be one to avoid.
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