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The pound rose against the dollar and euro after the Bank of England held rates steady and announced no further stimulus, as expected, and suggested Britain’s economy could bounce back by 15% in 2021. The Bank of England said it was ready to take fresh action to counter the coronavirus hammering which could cause the […]

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The pound recovered some losses against the dollar in early trading and rose against the euro, as investors grappled with the pound’s downside risks before the Bank of England’s meeting on Thursday. The UK has overtaken Italy to report Europe’s highest official death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, data on […]

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Sterling gained as demand eased for U.S. dollars, allowing the pound to recover some of its 1.5% loss this month. The pound ended April up 1.4% against the dollar on the month, benefiting from seasonal factors such as the start of the UK tax year as well as corporate dividend repatriation flows. Risk appetite improved […]

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Sterling slipped against the dollar as stalled Brexit talks and further signs of damage to Britain’s economy from the coronavirus pandemic took some shine off the currency’s gains in April. Sterling registered a 1.4% gain against the dollar in April, rallying hard last week. But with speculators turning negative on the pound for the first […]

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The pound inched slightly higher this morning as investors turned their attention to U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank meetings this week at which officials are expected to provide further stimulus to their economies to fight the coronavirus. Sterling has been very closely correlated with riskier assets such as stocks and when investors’ risk […]

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The pound rose against both the dollar and the euro this morning, but futures data showed the market turned net bearish on the pound for the first time since December last year. The pound was boosted by improving global risk appetite and hopes that lockdown measures may start to be eased as the number of […]

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The pound slipped this morning, falling back from its monthly highs against the dollar and euro, after a dire global economic forecast from the International Monetary Fund diminished risk appetite broadly, boosting the dollar. The global economy is expected to shrink by 3.0% during 2020 in a coronavirus-driven collapse of activity that will mark the […]

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Sterling rose to one-month highs versus the dollar and euro today, as hopes lockdowns may be slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic strengthened currencies seen as riskier bets. The pound has benefited from improved risk sentiment this month as some economies consider reopening and their coronavirus cases slow, even as experts warn Britain may […]

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The pound moved closer towards a one-week high, buoyed by a weak dollar despite data showing that Britain’s economy stagnated in the three months to February before the coronavirus crisis escalated. Gross domestic product rose by 0.1% in the December-February period, the Office for National Statistics said, weaker than a median forecast for growth of […]

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs the country’s battle against the outbreak. The markets focus remains on the health of our PM. Otherwise, the Treasury Select Committee will be taking evidence […]

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