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17/05/2018 – This Morning’s Exchange Rates

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  • May 17, 2018
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The exchange rates are listed at the bottom of this article. Please note they are for indication only. For a live quote please contact us.

Sterling rallied more than half a percent to hit a two-day high after a media report that Britain would tell Brussels it was prepared to stay in the European Union’s customs union after a transitional arrangement.

Britain will tell Brussels it is prepared to stay in the customs union beyond 2021 as ministers remained deadlocked over a future deal with the bloc, the Telegraph newspaper reported.

Britain is due to leave the EU in March next year although it has secured a transitional arrangement to keep its trade ties with the bloc unchanged until the end of 2020 if a permanent deal can also be reached in the coming months.

The euro hovered near five-month lows on Thursday as investors fretted about the demands of Italian populist parties.

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the anti-immigrant League may ask the European Central Bank to forgive 250 billion euros of debt as the parties worked to draft a coalition programme.

GBP/EUR 1.1437
GBP/USD 1.3517
GBP/AED 4.9573
GBP/AUD 1.7945
GBP/CHF 1.3532
GBP/CAD 1.7264
GBP/NZD 1.9628
EUR/USD 1.1804
GBP/ZAR 16.769

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