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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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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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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Pound has futher room to drop

Britain’s pound dipped below $1.27 for the first time since June 1985 yesterday, with fears of a ‘hard’ Brexit from the European Union also pushing the currency to a five-year trough against a broadly stronger euro. Sterling has been buffeted for a fortnight by worries that Britain will prioritise curbing immigration over promoting trade in […]

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Sterling slips against Dollar

Sterling slipped back towards $1.30 on Tuesday on divergent expectations for monetary policy, with investors increasingly betting U.S. interest rates could rise by year-end while British rates may be cut again. With London markets closed on Monday for a national holiday, Tuesday marked the first full day of trading there since U.S. Federal Reserve Chair […]

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Sterling up this morning

Sterling inched up on today after registering its strongest week in five against the dollar, as a run of robust economic data suggested Britain’s economy was faring better than expected following its vote to leave the European Union. The pound was boosted last week after inflation and retail sales numbers for July beat forecasts, adding […]

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Sterling could drop further this Thursday

The monthly survey of purchasing managers in the construction sector inched down to the lowest reading since June 2009, well into contraction territory. However, the result was better than all forecasts in a poll of economists. The numbers nevertheless provide another sign that Britain’s economy is at risk of recession after June’s vote to leave […]

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Sterling looses ground after Martin Weale comments

Sterling hit a two-week low on Tuesday after a Bank of England policymaker suggested a batch of weak UK data had convinced him monetary policy should be eased immediately, having last week said he needed more evidence of economic weakness first. While stopping short of openly backing a cut in interest rates or quantitative easing […]

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