GBP/JPY licks the cut at the 152.70 area after hitting a week-long high before hitting a two-week low of 152.47 ahead of the London opening on Friday. The Cross saw a double attack as it served food to bears amid fears of coronavirus and Brexit-related concerns. 4,444 French fishermen prepare to shut down Channel Tunnels and major ports on Friday to celebrate their disappointment over the UK’s fishing license regulations.

The British government has already urged politicians not to use illegal means, but this is unlikely to stop France’s outrage.
On the positive side, Maroš Šefchovic’s visit to London, an EU exit officer, is a British diplomat if both parties agree on a border protocol with Northern Ireland (NI), which has recently shown positive progress. It is worth noting that the previous day’s refusal of Bank of England (BOE) Governor Andrew Bailey’s inflation concerns reduces the likelihood of a rate hike and also affect GBP / JPY prices.
Or, Japan’s recent announcement and Moody’s rating outlook are adding to more robust inflation data to further drive the yen’s appreciation.

“If a new coronavirus variant is identified, we will revisit border control as needed,” said Hirokazu Matsuno, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, according to Reuters. As for data, Japan’s consumer price index (CPI) rose from 0.1% year-on-year to 0.5% in November, and fresh food CPI fell from 0.4% in market forecasts to 0.3%. 0, 1% faster. In addition, CPI ex Food and Energy were 0.3% of expectations on an annual basis.

Elsewhere, concerns about the Fed’s rate hikes at the wrong time are squeezing market sentiment and supporting the US dollar’s demand for safe haven. However, the Covid19 issue has spread outside Europe’s first horror zone due to concerns about a variant of the official name B.1.1.529, which is related to South Africa and is unaffected by the vaccine. For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UKHSA held a special session on Friday.

Sentiment on 10-year Treasuries yields on US Treasuries fell 8 basis points (bps) to 1.565%, extending Wednesday’s recession from its monthly highs and S & P 500 futures falling 1.0% at the latest.

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