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Biggest % gainers: GBP/JPY up 1.12%, GBP/USD, AUD/JPY, CHF/JPY on strong GBP strength and mild JPY weakness.
Biggest % losers: EUR/GBP down 0.51%, USD/CHF, USD/CAD, EUR/CHF on mild USD weakness, mild CHF strength and GBP strength.
GBP still enjoying the comments yesterday ...as some analysts reported that the pound was "undervalued". GBP being easily pushed around on ultra-thin volumes with most major banks of the world closed for business.
GBP Nationwide Home Price Index (HPI) m/m in line at 0.4% as expected but slightly lower than the 0.5% previous reading.
USD Unemployment Claims better than expected at 432k vs. 460k expected and 454k last time.
Most banks are on holiday today: Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, ...even China, etc.
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