British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) UK retail sales data revealed that sales unexpectedly rose

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) UK retail sales data revealed that sales unexpectedly rose Year-on-year sales jumped from May’s downwardly revised 2.2 per cent to 3.8 per cent, and excluding fuel annual sales rose by 3.6 percent. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) stated: “All four main sectors contributed positively to the amount spend, and all sectors except…

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors are continuing to focus on the S&P/ASX 200’s approaching record high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors are continuing to focus on the S&P/ASX 200’s approaching record high Australian shares closed at a fresh 11-1/2-year high on Thursday as the major banks rebounded from a poor start to the week’s trading. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed 32.5 points, or 0.5 per cent, higher at 6718 and the…