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Vote Day is here. How will you vote??

Sterling advanced to a 2016 high against the dollar on Thursday after the last sweep of opinion polls favoured Britain remaining in the European Union, just as voting got underway. Polls by ComRes, conducted for the Daily Mail newspaper and ITV television, and by YouGov for The Times newspaper in London, showed a last-minute rise […]

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Tomorrow is the biggest day for the UK!

Sterling rose today, moving back towards a 5-1/2-month high against the dollar, as investors cut bets against the pound just a day before Britain votes on whether to remain in the European Union. Tomorrow While opinion polls suggested the vote on Thursday was too close to call, the implied probability of a vote to remain […]

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2 days to go! Bookies back remain

Sterling hit its strongest level against the dollar since early May today, having the previous session posted its biggest one-day climb since 2008, as worries receded that Britain will vote to leave the European Union in two days’ time. Two opinion polls on Monday suggested that the “Remain” camp had recovered some ground ahead of […]

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Sterling soars due to weekend polls

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  • June 20, 2016
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Sterling soared 2 percent against the dollar this morning, putting it on track for its biggest one-day gain for more than seven years, as worries eased that Britain might vote to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum. Campaigning for the vote resumed on Sunday after a three-day hiatus following the killing of […]

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Sterling recovers slightly from recent slump

The cost of hedging against sharp swings in sterling over the next week rose to a record high this morning as the contract rolled over to capture the date for Britain’s vote on whether it wants to stay in the European Union. In the spot market, sterling recovered from 10-week lows against the dollar as […]

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7 Days to go

For the Bank of England, Britain’s vote on its European Union membership next week means everything. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Mark Carney, will announce its decision on interest rates at noon today. Officials will probably keep the key rate at 0.5 percent, having said they will interpret economic data surrounding the […]

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Brexit – Leave camp hold 7 point lead over Remain

Britain’s “Leave” campaign opened up a 7-point lead over “Remain” ahead of a referendum on membership of the European Union an opinion poll showed late last night, while the nation’s biggest-selling newspaper urged readers to vote to quit the bloc. The result of the June 23 referendum will have far-reaching consequences for politics, the economy, […]

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Sterling hits 8 week low – 10 days to Referendum

The pound fell to an eight-week low today while the cost of hedging against big swings in its exchange rate against the euro over the coming month hit a record high, 10 days before Britain votes on whether to stay in the European Union. Betting markets suggest Britons will opt to remain in the EU […]

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UK Construction unexpectedly up – No effect on the rates!

Britain’s construction output bounced back more than expected in April following surprisingly upbeat industrial data earlier this week, suggesting the economy might have started the second quarter on a firmer footing. The Office for National Statistics said construction output, which makes up 6 percent of the economy, rose 2.5 percent in April after a 3.6 […]

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Sterling slips due to new poll

Sterling slipped this morning as investors ditched riskier assets in favour of safe havens such as the yen, worrying that Britain will vote to leave the European Union in a referendum in two weeks’ time. While it has recovered from lows hit earlier this year, up 3 percent on a trade-weighted basis in the past […]

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