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- Analysts and economists were expecting an improvement in US retail sales and inflation figures for April.
- In the event, the numbers came in worse than they were predicting.
Analysts and economists were expecting improved US retail sales and consumer price index figures for April after a poor set of data at the end of the first quarter.
In the event, though, the numbers were disappointing, leading to losses for the US Dollar. At the margin, the data make an increase in US interest rates next month less likely. It will therefore be important to listen to Federal Reserve speakers over the coming days to check whether the numbers have changed their minds about another rate rise.
If the rhetoric is less hawkish, expect the US Dollar to weaken further.
--- Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor
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