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Today's data releases from the UK and the US may help higher yielding assets receive a bid following yesterday's coordinated central bank move and a reduced Chinese reserve requirement.

This morning we'll get UK manufacturing PMI which is forecasted to fall to 47.1 from 47.4. Sterling has been bid the past 3-days versus the USD and the GBP/USD may find initial resistance at yesterday's high of 1.5780, followed by the November 18th high of 1.5890. Support comes in at the November low of 1.5420.

Building on yesterday's positive ADP jobs report and pending home sales the strong US economic data looks to continue into today and tomorrow. ISM manufacturing PMI will likely show the momentum from Q3 is carrying over in to Q4 which could translate into stronger GDP and finally put to bed the idea of a double dip US recession. Stronger data will likely keep the USD on its back foot and the USD/JPY could test yesterday's low of 77.30 with scope for the November 18th low of 76.55.

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