May Heads To Europe For Crunch Talks


May Heads To Europe For Crunch Talks

The pound continued volatility for a second consecutive day as British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Berlin and Paris to argue for a Brexit delay though gains were tiny before an emergency European Union summit on Wednesday. Sterling rose 0.1 percent to $1.3074 in quiet trading and is still more than 2 percent below […]

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May Has Her Say

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, announced last night that the EU will only back a short extension of the 29 March Brexit deadline if Theresa May’s withdrawal deal passes in parliament next week, which many believe makes a no-deal exit from the bloc more likely. Theresa May held a short speech at […]

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Tory/DUP deal by next Thursday

Sterling traded slightly below $1.27 today, investors treading water after a split at the Bank of England over monetary policy added further uncertainty to the outlook for Britain’s economy as it leaves the European Union. Barely a week after three members of the central bank’s eight-strong rate-setting committee voted to hike record low interest rates, […]

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Fed Raise Rates, Sterling Lower

Sterling dipped around 0.2 percent against the dollar in morning trade in London this morning, suffering along with other major currencies from a boost to the greenback from Wednesday’s U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision and commentary. The pound was barely higher against the euro, however, and dealers said the currency was still subject to nerves […]

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UK GDP grows at slowest pace in a year

Britain’s economy slowed more than previously thought in the first three months of 2017 as rising inflation boosted by last year’s Brexit vote took a toll on household spending, official figures showed on Thursday. Just two weeks before Britons go to the polls in an early election called by Prime Minister Theresa May, the Office […]

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Pound breaks 1.30 against USD again

Sterling was set for a 1 percent weekly gain versus the dollar today although some investors were calling a top on the British currency, which climbed above $1.30 this week but is seen vulnerable to Brexit negotiations. The pound surged to an eight-month high of $1.3048 after strong retail sales figures on Thursday, losing momentum […]

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UK Retail Sales Soar in April

British shoppers set aside their concerns about fast-rising inflation following last year’s Brexit vote and unexpectedly stepped up spending at the fastest rate in years, helped by fine weather, official data showed this morning. The figures suggest that – at least temporarily – consumers’ mood has become more upbeat in the run-up to a national […]

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UK Data this week could weaken Sterling further

Sterling rose towards $1.30 again today, with figures showing that speculators have cut bearish bets on the currency by the most in more than a year and the third most on record. The overwhelmingly negative view on the pound dominating foreign exchange markets since the Brexit referendum in June last year has abated since British […]

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Sterling falls against Euro – French Election

Sterling fell sharply against the euro today as investors favoured Europe’s currency over Britain’s in a wave of relief sweeping financial markets following results of the first round of France’s presidential election. The pound rallied nearly 2 percent last week, hitting four-month highs against the euro, after British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a […]

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20/04/2017 – This Morning’s Exchange Rates

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  • April 20, 2017
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Please find the indication rates at the bottom of this article. For live quotes please contact us. The pound inched higher against a basket of major currencies today, after a solid performance against the euro before the first round of French presidential elections and from an improvement due to the snap election announcement. Sterling rose […]

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