Sterling Slips For Second Day


Sterling Slips For Second Day

Sterling fell another 0.4 percent this morning after a fall in a closely-watched services sector indicator reawakened concerns over the impact of last year’s Brexit vote on a previously resilient economy. The drop in the monthly index of service sector purchasing managers was its first since October and followed small drops in the construction and […]

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Sterling Continues To Gain Against A Weak Dollar

Sterling pounced on a wounded dollar today, as it recovered from disappointing consumer credit data to cap its best January since 2011. It was also set to be the pound’s first positive start to the year since 2012, but it was not without difficulties as it continued to struggle against the euro and the Swiss […]

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May Visits Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May called on President Donald Trump on Thursday to renew the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States and lead in a new, changed world. In the United States for what will be Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader since he took office last week, May signaled a shift in […]

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UK GDP Better Than Forecast

Sterling hit a six-week high against the dollar and hit a three-week high against the euro this morning, This was after data showed Britain’s economy kept its robust momentum in the final three months of 2016, again wrong-footing expectations that the vote for Brexit would rapidly take a toll on growth. It is, however, still […]

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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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Sterling Makes Biggest Gains This Morning

Sterling was the biggest gainer among developed-market currencies this morning, hitting a five-week high, as investors bet the Supreme Court would on Tuesday rule the British government needs parliamentary approval to trigger formal Brexit talks. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty – the formal […]

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PM’s Speech Boosts Sterling

After taking the top spot in the G10 currency space on Tuesday, the pound is the worst performer so far today. After the rapturous reception to Theresa May’s speech, today sterling traders may be taking a finer look at the detail, and concerns may start to arise about Theresa May’s tough line on Europe, saying […]

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Sterling Expected To Drop Further Next Week

Sterling slipped yesterday after a spokeswoman said British Prime Minister Theresa May will give a speech next week on her plans for leaving the European Union, which sparked fears that she would suggest Britain will undergo a “hard Brexit”. Investors interpreted this to mean Britain would lose access to the lucrative European single market in […]

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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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Budget drives sterling higher

Sterling surged to a 10-week high against the euro and resisted the dramatic falls against the dollar suffered by other major currencies after a UK budget read as doing more than had been expected to bolster growth in years to come. At the heart of the sterling rally was a rocketing of long-dated gilt yields […]

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