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      GBP/USD rejected at 100-DMA in Asia

      FXStreet (Mumbai) - The upward momentum in the GBP/USD pair stalled around 1.5520 levels in Asian session, after which the pair backed-off to trade around 1.55 handle.

      Focus on UK data

      Ahead of the FOMC rate decision, the investors would watch out for the UK monthly retail sales data, which is expected to show whether higher wage growth is pushing households to spend more. The market expects retail sales to have slowed down in August.

      Post UK retail sales, the expectations surrounding the FOMC rate decision are likely to hog the limelight. Heading into the event, the markets could look past the weekly jobless claims and monthly housing figures in the US.

      GBP/USD Technical Levels

      The immediate support is seen at 1.5460 (61.8% of June rally), under which the spot could drop to 1.54 levels. On the other side, resistance is seen at 1.5520 (100-DMA) and 1.5568 (38.2% of July 2014-Apr 2015 plunge).

      Rate hike beginning: Fed in Dec and BoE by Feb – Nomura

      Research Team at Nomura, suggests that according to the survey conducted by them, most people believe that the US Fed will raise rates in December and BoE in The Fed.
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      EUR/USD forecast: all eyes on the FOMC – Commerzbank and OCBC

      EUR/USD keeps trading in the vicinity of 1.1300 the figure at the end of the Asian session on Thursday, ahead of the key FOMC meeting due later in the European evening...
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