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The pound held near lows last seen in 2020 against a strong dollar, as risk assets like the British currency remained under pressure on concerns over the impact of the lockdowns in China on the global economy. Sterling edged lower, after falling on Monday below $1.27 against the dollar for the first time since September […]

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The British pound tumbled this morning, following data that showed slumping retail sales and record-low confidence as high inflation has cut into consumer spending. Retail sales volumes slid 1.4% from February, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. Economists polled predicted a drop of 0.2%. Sales were revised to a 0.5% drop in February, higher […]

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To start the morning off Q4 GDP YoY for the UK came in at 6.6% vs expectations of 6.5% boosting the pound against both the euro and dollar. Newfound optimism on the Russia-Ukraine ceasefire and peace talks quickly came to a halt after Russia indicated no material progress had been made. U.S equities shaved off […]

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Standstill. That’s one way to explain the currency market over the past day. UK PMI data came out positive except that of manufacturing PMI. Today retail sales came in at -0.3% vs forecasts at 0.6%, as we know retail sales speaks volumes about the health of an economy, so a contraction only aligns with the […]

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Yesterday evening saw the first of 2 Central Bank policy meetings with The Fed Reserve moving forward with a rate rise of 25 bps, the first rate hike taken by The Fed since 2018. With inflation currently sitting near 8%, a 40 year high, and inflationary pressures effecting prices and potential supply of commodities such […]

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Sterling slipped to a 16-month low today against the safe-haven U.S. dollar and is heading for its third consecutive weekly decline as stronger-than-expected UK economic growth did little to support the pound. The Office for National Statistics said Britain’s economy grew 0.8% in January, the strongest monthly expansion since June and more than forecast by […]

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Sterling has continued to rise this morning against The EUR, reaching 1.2082 which is the highest in 12 months, with investors and traders focusing on market bets shifting towards a likelihood of The Bank of England raising rates again in March. Money markets are currently pricing in 108 bps of UK rate hikes this year […]

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Sterling crashed against a surging dollar in its worst day since March 2020 as investors rushed into safe-haven assets after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Missiles rained down. Ukraine reported columns of troops pouring across its borders from Russia and Belarus and landing on the coast from the Black and Azov seas. Safe-haven currencies such as […]

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The Pound has opened this mornings session slightly lower against The USD after disappointing earnings results for Meta, previously known as Facebook and has therefore seen a sell-off in tech and social media stocks, with people buying into the USD. We do expect GBP to recover moving later into the afternoon as The Bank of […]

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