Sterling is among the worst performing currency for today, together with commodity currencies. Poor retail sales data from the UK is weighing on the Pound. Additionally, the resurgence in coronavirus infections, now due to the delta variant, in the UK is concerning. Daily new cases jumped above 11k, after average around 2k just a month ago. Though, good news is that daily new deaths is kept below 20.

In Europe, at the time of writing, FTSE is down -1.40%. DAX is down -1.32%. CAC is down -1.03%. Germany 10-year yield is up 0.0503 at -0.191. Earlier in Asia, Nikkei dropped -0.19%. Hong Kong HSI rose 0.85%. China Shanghai SSE dropped -0.01%. Singapore Strait Times rose 0.19%. Japan 10-year JGB yield dropped -0.0057 to 0.060.