FXStreet (Mumbai) - The GBP/JPY pair dropped to a session low of 184.50 ahead of the data in the UK, which could show retail consumption spiked in September. Trades below hourly 100-MA The cross now sits well below its hourly 100-MA located at 184.79. The weakness in the Asian stocks strengthened the bid tone on the Yen and weighed over the GBP/JPY cross. The focus now would be on the UK retail sales figure for September; seen rising seen rising 0.4% m/m (prev 0.1%) and 4.7% (prev 3.5%). Meanwhile, the sentiment in the major European equities could influence the cross as well. GBP/JPY Technical Levels At 184.64, the immediate resistance is seen at 184.79 (hourly 100-MA), above which the pair could rise to 185.10 (hourly 50-MA). Above 185.10, the 200-DMA at 185.40 could offer a strong resistance. On the other side, support is seen at 184.32 (50% of 180.358-188.282) and 184.16 (10-DMA), under which the pair could drop to 183.38 (61.8% of 180.358-188.282). For more information, read our latest forex news.