Pound Edges Up Against Euro


Pound Edges Up Against Euro

Sterling edged up this morning, extending its winning streak against the euro for a sixth straight day after enjoying a boost from last week’s better-than-expected manufacturing and trade data. The pound was up over 0.3 percent against the dollar and steady against the euro which has been hit by nerves around a pickup in political […]

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UK Data Better Than Expectations

British manufacturing grew more strongly than expected in December, showing the economy remained resilient to the end of the year despite June’s Brexit vote shock, although 2017 looks like it will be more difficult. Official data released this morning also showed the country’s smaller construction sector grew more quickly in December than many economists had […]

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Pound Gains Against Euro & Dollar

The British pound steadied around $1.25 this morning after a series of swings a day earlier driven by competing signals on the outlook for growth, interest rates and Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Kristin Forbes, an external member of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee, said in remarks published on Tuesday that the Bank should […]

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Sterling/Dollar Traded Above 1.27

Sterling rose to trade above $1.27 for the first time in seven weeks against the dollar, as investors awaited a Bank of England quarterly report that is expected to upgrade its growth and inflation forecasts. The central bank will probably try to avoid adding to speculation about a first interest rate hike in nearly a […]

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May Must Get Parliament Approval For Brexit Negotiations

The Supreme Court ruled this morning that Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament’s approval before she begins Britain’s formal exit from the European Union. The UK’s highest judicial body dismissed the government’s argument that May could simply use executive powers known as “royal prerogative” to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and […]

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Thursday is key for the Euro

The euro held steady near a 3-week high today while bets on market volatility stayed close to their highest since June’s Brexit vote ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting due to give new guidance on its quantitative easing programme. Other major currency pairs were all trading in a tight range after a rollercoaster […]

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Pound gains across the board this morning

Sterling held firm this morning, having recorded its best month of gains against the dollar since March and its best month against the euro since 2009. This morning the Purchasing Managers Index dipped to a four-month low of 53.4 from 54.2 in October, remaining above the 50-mark dividing expansion from contraction. Economists had forecast a […]

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Economy slows but not as much as expectations

Britain’s economic growth slowed only slightly in the three months after the Brexit vote, official data showed this morning defying warnings of a heavy hit and further diminishing the likelihood of the Bank of England cutting rates next week. The economy grew by 0.5 percent in the July-September period, less rapid than the unusually strong […]

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Sterling on the up

Sterling slipped back a little after its strongest one-day gains in over three months on a trade-weighted basis, having been boosted after a UK government lawyer said parliament would have to ratify any deal to take Britain out of the EU. Having fallen to a record low last week on worries that Britain would undergo […]

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UK Construction figures better than expected

Sterling and Britain’s blue chip stock index rose to a day’s high this morning after a survey showed the downturn in the construction sector was easing, boosting expectations that the economy is holding up well after the Brexit vote. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 49.2 from 45.9 in July, still […]

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