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Sterling jumped above $1.42 on Wednesday, coming within touching distance of $1.43, while also reaching a year’s high against the euro as analysts retained their bullish views on the currency. The pound is the best-performing G10 currency this year, up nearly 4% against the dollar and 3.2% against the euro as investors bet Britain’s rapid […]

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Sterling hit a 10-month high against the euro as investors bet Britain’s COVID-19 vaccinations would help its coronavirus-battered economy reopen quickly and recover from its biggest hit in 300 years. The pound rose 0.2% against the euro to as high as 86.84 pence, its highest since April 2020. A day earlier, it had climbed to […]

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The Bank of England has opted to not cut interest rates into negative territory and has done so with a unanimous vote of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The initial decision and subsequent guidance from the Bank has prompted a rally in the British Pound against the Euro, Dollar and other major currencies. The Pound-to-Euro […]

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All eyes are on the Bank of England today, as GBP weakens slightly with the upcoming decision on Interest Rates expected at Midday. GBP has dropped off slightly showing some nervousness towards the possibility of negative interest rates being mentioned in the near term to counter-act the fragility of The UK economy. Factors leading to […]

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The British pound rose back towards its recent three-year high, boosted by a combination of heightened global risk appetite and optimism about the UK’s vaccine rollout. Riskier currencies gained against the dollar, which edged lower as global market sentiment was lifted by an equity rally in the Asian session. The pound strengthened even more than […]

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GBP has fallen this morning against major currencies off the back of comments from Boris Johnson yesterday that seem to suggest the current lockdown in The United Kingdom will be extended until at least the 8th of March. This decision has been driven by the fact that the PM believes if the drop in cases […]

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Sterling fell to its lowest in a week against the dollar and traded near one-week lows against the euro as more subdued risk sentiment across broader asset markets weighed on the currency. Broader equity markets as measured by MSCI’s All Country World Index and Wall Street futures were lower, giving the dollar a lift, while […]

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GBP climbed against the Euro & US Dollar yesterday reaching 1.1324 and 1.3745 respectively, reaching a new 8 month high. The Pound remains well supported with a combination of rising global markets and a strong vaccine rollout. Moving on from yesterday’s gains; GBP has seen a retracement in line with a broader turn lower for […]

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Sterling exchange rates ended lower against the Euro and Dollar on Friday after a few days of strength against most G10 currencies. The reason for the initial strength last week was the Bank of England indicating that the chances of negative interest rates were now lower than anticipated in 2020- which is positive for Sterling. […]

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Britain began its third COVID-19 lockdown with citizens under orders to stay at home and the government calling for one last major national effort to contain the virus before mass vaccinations turn the tide. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown late on Monday saying the highly contagious new coronavirus variant first identified in Britain […]

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