The Great Britain Pound (GBP) scales up against the Japanese Yen (JPY) on Friday, increasing the price of GBPJPY to more than 135.00 following some major economic releases. The technical bias may turn bearish since the pair’s price marked a higher low in the recent upside move.
GBP/JPY Technical Analysis
Currently, the pair is being traded around 135.46. A key horizontal resistance can be witnessed around 136.99, ahead of 143.47, the 61.8% Fib level resistance and then comes 152.36 trendline resistance as demonstrated in the given below chart.
On the downside, a support can be seen around 133.51, the trendline support ahead of 132.20, the 38.2% Fib level and then comes 130.08, the key horizontal support as demonstrated in the given above chart. The technical bias shall remain bearish as long as 136.99, the key horizontal resistance level remains intact.
Great Britain Pound Growth’s Rate
The UK economy picked up speed in the three months to July, boosted by warm weather and the World Cup.
The Office for National Statistics reported on Monday that GDP expanded by 0.3 percent in Jan, better than the 0.2 percent expected by City of London analysts and up from the 0.1 percent growth rate in Dec.
Over the three months, the growth rate picked up from 0.4 percent to 0.6 percent, the highest since the summer of 2017. Generally speaking, an increasing trend indicates a bullish market for Great Britain Pound (GBP) and vice versa.
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