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Inflation rises in the UK

  • Posted by Shyam Gokani in Uncategorised
  • July 19, 2016
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The pound erased yesterday’s rally and was fading back below the $1.32 level, with traders focusing on today’s economic releases. As traders took profits from Monday’s upswing, the pair declined and sterling was trading 0.3% weaker against the greenback, seen around $1.3210, retreating somewhat form the daily lows of $1.3175 seen earlier during the session. […]

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Sterling stays firm

Sterling rose on Monday, boosted by expectations of inflows from an acquisition deal after Japan’s Softbank agreed to buy chip designer ARM in a 24.3-billion-pound deal which should help plug Britain’s yawning current account gap. The pound extended gains after Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said he was unsure if he would back an […]

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Sterling’s biggest week since 2009

  • Posted by Shyam Gokani in Uncategorised
  • July 15, 2016
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Expectations of a period of relative domestic political and economic calm kept sterling on course for its best week since 2009 today, although broader risks from last month’s Brexit vote prevented a break past two-week highs above $1.34. Many analysts have recommended selling any rallies in the pound in anticipation of cuts in Bank of […]

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Bank of England announcement at 12pm

  • Posted by Shyam Gokani in Uncategorised
  • July 14, 2016
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Sterling strengthened amid a more upbeat mood across global markets today, as investors focused on a Bank of England policy meeting that looks set to yield the first cut in British interest rates in seven years. Governor Mark Carney clearly flagged two weeks ago that stimulus was on its way, signalling the economy was in […]

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Sterling on the up – for now!

Sterling was firmer this morning, trading near a two-week high against the euro as Theresa May was set to take over as Britain’s prime minister, easing some of the political uncertainty that has dogged the currency in the past few weeks. Traders will keep an eye on who will be appointed as finance minister with […]

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Sterling steadies after May appointment

Sterling rose along with UK government bond yields today as the early appointing of interior affairs minister Theresa May as prime minister fed into a generally improved global mood among financial investors. The 1.2 percent rise in the pound against the dollar put it on track for its biggest daily rise since Britain’s vote to […]

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Sterling falls further

Sterling fell this morning, edging back towards last week’s 31-year low against the dollar on expectations that the Bank of England will ease monetary policy in response to Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union. The BoE, which meets on Thursday, expects the economy to suffer a material slowdown because of the uncertainty caused […]

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Sterling steadies but more weakness on the cards

Sterling steadied this morning less than two U.S. cents away from a 31-year low, having put in its worst three-weekly performance since the currency’s 1992 crisis, following Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union. Most currency pairs were trading in tight ranges ahead of a U.S. non-farm payrolls report due at 1330 – one […]

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Sterling stays below 1.30 against US Dollar

Sterling steadied on Thursday after two more days of nerves over the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union drove it below $1.30 for the first time in more than three decades. Analysts and traders remain convinced more weakness in the pound is on the cards, with some predicting a fall to the […]

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Sterling takes major hit as markets open today

Sterling hit a fresh 31-year low against the dollar in risk-averse markets on Tuesday, as investors worried about the economic and financial fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The pound, the asset that has borne the brunt of market concerns about the economic impact of the vote, slid 1.3 percent on Tuesday […]

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