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Forex: GBP/USD: Pound tests 1.7000 after upbeating UK data

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FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - UK services sector's activity has expanded in July for second consecutive month, while industrial production posted the largest monthly improvement since October 2007; The Pound rose to test 1.7000 resistance.GBP/USD has risen from levels around 1.6950 before uk manufacturing and services data, to test 1.7000 psychological resistance, reaching an intra-day high at 1.7008, although, so far, the Pound has failed to hold above 1.7000.UK services PMI has risen to 53.2 level in July, from 51.6 in June, the second consecutive month at expansion levels, and the highest level in 17 months.UK manufacturing activity was also brighter than expected. Manufacturing Output rose 0.4% month on month, the largest increase since January 08, and Industrial output increased 0.5% on the month, the largest increase since October 07. Year on year Manufacturing output fell 11.7%, while Industrial production fell 11.1%
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