The FxPro Analyst Team

G20 Meeting in Focus and a Look at the Week Ahead – March 19, 2018


All Day, the G20 is due to meet about a range of global economic issues including regulation of cryptocurrencies, in Buenos Aires. Headlines may affect any market depending on the context.

At 13:40 GMT, US FOMC Member Bostic is due to speak about the future of community development at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, in Miami. Audience questions are expected and USD crosses may be impacted.

At 21:00 GMT, New Zealand Westpac Consumer Survey (Q1) is expected, with a prior number of 107.4. NZD crosses may be affected by this data.


Major data releases for this week:

On Tuesday, at 00:30 GMT, RBA Meeting Minutes will be released. AUD crosses may move in reaction to this data.

At 09:30 GMT, UK Consumer Price Index Data will be released

On Wednesday, at 09:30 GMT, UK Average Earnings data will be published.

At 18:00 GMT, the US Fed Interest Rate Decision will be announced with the Monetary Policy Statement and FOMC Economic Projections. A Press Conference will follow at 18:30 GMT.


At 20:00 GMT, the RBNZ Interest Rate Decision and Rate Statement will be released.

On Thursday, at 01:30 GMT, Australian Employment data will be published.

At 12:00 GMT, the UK BOE Interest Rate Decision will be announced with the Monetary Policy Summary, BOE Minutes and the level of the Asset Purchase Facility. GBP crosses may be moved by this data.

On Friday, at 12:30 GMT, Canadian Retail Sales data will be released along with Consumer Price Index data.