GBP/USD PRICE, NEWS AND ANALYSIS:
GBP/USD continues to find it difficult to break convincingly above 1.38, which is not just providing “round number” resistance but is also where an important trendline checks in.
The latest UK public sector net borrowing (PSNB) figures were better than expected in September but haven’t changed expectations of an imminent UK interest rate increase.
CHINA-US TENSION, TAIWAN, US DOLLAR, S&P 500, FED INTEREST RATE HIKE - TALKING POINTS:
Xi-Biden summit likely only to achieve surface-level diplomatic breakthroughs.
Competing global and regional priorities may prevent meaningful cooperation.
S&P 500 at risk ahead of precarious holiday season, geopolitical uncertainty.