Latest Poll Shows Tory Lead Narrowing


Latest Poll Shows Tory Lead Narrowing

Sterling fell as much as 0.3% in early London trading after a YouGov poll showed the Conservative party’s lead over Labour narrowing to 11 points. The poll was the third in a row to show the Conservative lead dwindling before Britain’s election on Dec. 12. The pound may also have been weakened by reports of […]

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Rates Steady After TV Debate

Sterling was slightly weaker against the dollar and largely flat versus the euro this morning, showing little immediate reaction to a debate between the leaders of Britain’s two main political parties ahead of next month’s election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises, saying only he could take Britain out of the […]

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Sterling Stays Steady

Sterling kept within its recent trading range this morning, but this week could prove its second best so far this month as expectations that the Conservative Party may win a majority in the Dec. 12 national election fuel investors’ optimism. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a 10-point lead over the main opposition Labour […]

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According To Polls – Tories Lead By 14 Pts

The pound was slightly weaker against the U.S. dollar on this morning and stable against the euro, as weak economic data, which should hurt sterling, is more than offset by supportive political developments in Britain. Average weekly earnings rose at a weaker pace in the three months to September in the UK, but the pound […]

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Pound Boosted By Election News

Sterling was a big mover yesterday, jumping to a six-month high against the euro after the UK’s Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said the party would not field candidates in next month’s election against PM Boris Johnson’s Conservative Part in seats where the latter already had a majority. That gave Johnson a better chance of […]

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Market Update

The pound rose 0.2% against a weakened dollar this morning after a flurry of UK data, including GDP figures. UK September Gross Domestic Product (GDP), manufacturing production, industrial output and goods trade balance data were all released this morning at 9:30am. All three came in weaker than the expectations, we saw I slight dip and […]

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Market Update

Sterling fell to a two-week low after two Bank of England officials unexpectedly voted to cut interest rates this month and others said they would consider a cut if global and Brexit headwinds did not lift. The BoE said that its nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep its key rate at 0.75%, in […]

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Pound Could Drop by 2% on Election Results

Sterling would receive a post-election bounce of around 3% if British voters give the ruling Conservative Party a majority in parliament on Dec. 12 but will fall 2% if the opposition Labour Party wins a majority, a new poll found. The pound has gyrated wildly since Britain decided in a June 2016 referendum to leave […]

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Election Polls Key For Sterling

The pound was pretty static this morning as investors calculated the risks which the upcoming general election poses to Britain’s ability to sign a trade deal with the European Union before Jan. 31, its new deadline to leave the EU. Traders also waited to see what the Bank of England (BoE) might have to say […]

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Brexit Showdown In Parliament Today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal Brexit votes in the British parliament today that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in just nine days’ time. As the clock ticks down to the latest Oct. 31 deadline for the United Kingdom’s departure, […]

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