Dollar Steadies, Sterling Drops


Dollar Steadies, Sterling Drops

The dollar steadied against its peers early this morning after the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting minutes took the wind out of its advance, with the market awaiting comments by central bankers and U.S. data for its next cues. The greenback had rallied earlier in the week after upbeat U.S. economic indicators lifted Treasury yields to […]

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Growth is services sector falls

Growth across British services companies fell to a four-month low in June and companies were their least optimistic in nearly a year, according to a survey that could disappoint Bank of England officials who want to raise interest rates. Although the survey suggested Britain’s economy recovered some momentum in the second quarter and probably expanded […]

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UK Data Disappoints Again

Growth in Britain’s construction industry slowed in June, adding to signs that the economy might be struggling to regain much momentum after a lacklustre start to the year, a survey showed on this morning. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 54.8 from May’s 18-month high of 56.0, slightly below the median forecast […]

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50% chance of a UK rate rise

The pound recorded its best weekly performance against the dollar in almost eight months last week. It climbed almost 2.5 percent to reach as high as $1.3030 after BoE Governor Mark Carney said a rate rise was likely to be needed as the economy came closer to running at full capacity, and that the Bank […]

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Pound Rebounds

Sterling hit a six-week high above $1.30 today, close to its highest levels in nine months, on bets that British interest rates could be hiked in the coming months. The pound has risen around 3.5 percent against the dollar since the start of April — its best quarterly performance in two years and its second […]

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Pound hits $1.30 after positive UK Data

Sterling climbed close to $1.30 today, hitting its highest since before Britain’s parliamentary elections, as investors brought forward their expectations for when the Bank of England would begin to tighten monetary policy. BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that a rise in interest rates was likely to be needed as the economy comes closer […]

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Sterling drops to 7 month lows against Euro

Sterling hit a seven-month low to the euro this morning, losing ground to renewed strength in the single currency after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the days of the bank’s stimulus programme are numbered. Compared to a recovery against the dollar after its 2 percent drop following the British elections, the pound has […]

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Market Update

Britain’s messy election outcome and a weakening of the housing market have caused a sharp of loss of confidence among consumers, leaving the country dependent on exports to avoid a recession, according to a survey published today. An index of consumer confidence produced by polling firm YouGov fell back to just above levels last seen […]

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What will affect Sterling this week?

Last week was pretty underwhelming as the Prime Minister is still yet to form her Government, and it seems Brexit negotiations have started pretty smoothly (Not sure how long it will last though!). Only a week ago, the Conservative Party said that if Theresa May went for a “Soft Brexit” then they will “Oust” her […]

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Will We See A UK Rate Hike Soon?

Sterling gained by almost half a percent against the dollar today, helped by a shift in expectations for interest rates that has some in the market backing the Bank of England to raise borrowing costs within months. Analysts on Thursday flipped to calling for a rise in rates within six months, after the defection over […]

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