GBPAUD exchange rates have dropped this morning from 1.83 to 1.82 following the release of UK Retail Sales which saw a fall of 0.3% month on month.
This was the weakest level seen since January after mild weather in teh UK had a negative effect on new clothing purchases.
Over the last 12 months the level is 2.7% but the expectation was for a gain of 2.8% so Sterling has weakened during this morning’s session.
Recently the UK’s biggest supermarket Tesco announced a big fall in profits which has highlighted the slow down.
Tomorrow sees the release of UK GDP at 930am and with expectations of 3% I think the figure could be lower than expected and therefore see Sterling fall against the Australian Dollar offering very good selling opportunities if you need to sell AUD into GBP.
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