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British pound on session high, US dollar struggles for positions

7d3524682eaec1175b2e29950eb83d6dOn Wednesday US dollar showed retreat against its major peers, while British pound recorded a session high against the greenback.

GBP/USD hit 1.5130 during late European session, after which consolidated at 1.5110-1.5115. Support was expected at current session low, 1.5007, while resistance was to be met at May 27th high, 1.5155.

One major reason for US dollar weakness were the regained positions of Japanese yen, due to investors demand for safe haven, as Japanese shares were amid highly volatile trade yesterday. US dollar, subsequently, started losing positions against other major currencies.

Meanwhile, The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reduced its growth forecast for global economy to 3.1% this year, from 3.4% six months ago. The OECD encouraged European Central Bank (ECB) to embark on a more aggressive easing program in order to help economic growth in the single currency zone.

Earlier today a report from UK showed that The Confederation of British Industry Distributive Trades indicator registered a sharp drop to -11 during May, deteriorating in comparison with the previous reading in April, -1.

EUR/GBP pair added 0.17%, reaching 0.8516, after unemployed people rose in number and consumer inflation accelerated in Germany.

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