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British consumer confidence ticked up in September to its highest level since the coronavirus lockdown started in March, but it remains well below its pre-pandemic levels, a survey showed this morning. The GfK Consumer Confidence Barometer rose unexpectedly to -25 in September from -27 in August. A poll of economists had pointed to an unchanged […]

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Sterling rose slightly but remained under the $1.25 mark after hitting almost three-week lows as retail sales rebounded in May more strongly than hoped with the country gradually relaxing its coronavirus lockdown. British retail sales jumped 12% last month after a historic 18% slump in April, official data showed. Consumer confidence figures for May were […]

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Sterling edged lower against both the U.S. dollar and the euro as fresh data showed retail sales fell by a record 18% as the coronavirus crisis hammered the economy and while U.S.- China tensions boosted demand for the dollar. British retail sales fell by the most on record in April due to the lockdown. In […]

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Pound Sterling has dropped to a three month low against the Greenback on Thursday as the U.S. currency’s has out performed undoing the recent pound gains that were driven by the appointment of a new British finance minister Rishi Sunak. Since the high of 1.3070 after the appointment of Sunak the pound has now lost […]

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The Pound has retraced against the Euro proving that the rate is uncomfortable above 1.20 against the Euro and 1.30 against the USD. Due to ongoing concerns that the EU and the UK are moving further apart within the trade talks. Many analysts have mentioned that we cannot rule out a no-deal Brexit by the […]

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20/01/20 – This Morning’s Exchange Rates

  • Posted by currencies in Retail Sales
  • January 20, 2020
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Please find the exchange rates listed at the bottom of the article, the rates are for indication purposes only, for a live quote please contact us. Last week Retail Sales figures disappointed coming out weaker at 0.7% against the anticipated 3% rise. Large name retailers across the UK have stressed that December’s sales were the […]

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Last week Retail Sales figures disappointed coming out weaker at 0.7% against the anticipated 3% rise. Large name retailers across the UK have stressed that December’s sales were the worst they had seen in years. Throughout last week Sterling had the worst performance out of all the major currencies. Moving onto the upcoming week it […]

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Sterling Stays Steady

Sterling kept within its recent trading range this morning, but this week could prove its second best so far this month as expectations that the Conservative Party may win a majority in the Dec. 12 national election fuel investors’ optimism. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a 10-point lead over the main opposition Labour […]

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Sterling Continues Small Gains

The pound gained for a second consecutive day today after a stream of resilient economic data this week calmed sentiment on the health of the UK economy and as opposition parties launched plans to block a no-deal Brexit. British retail sales unexpectedly expanded in July and signalled that consumers were taking the prospect of Brexit […]

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The pound edged higher after inflation picked up in July, but the currency held within sight of a two-and-a-half year low as brewing concerns about a no-deal Brexit weighed on investor sentiment. The consumer price index rose 2.1% year-on-year in July from 2% in June, above a Reuters poll forecast of a 1.9% increase. The […]

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