GBP Continues To Perform Well


GBP Continues To Perform Well

Sterling traded at its highest in a week today after some more upbeat British housing data helped soothe nerves over economic growth and the government eased past parliamentary roadblocks to its plan to trigger talks on leaving the EU next month. The pound has been rocked by a handful of weaker signals on the economy […]

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Pound Gains Against Euro & Dollar

The British pound steadied around $1.25 this morning after a series of swings a day earlier driven by competing signals on the outlook for growth, interest rates and Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Kristin Forbes, an external member of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee, said in remarks published on Tuesday that the Bank should […]

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PM’s Brexit Bill Faces Challenges In Parliament

Sterling hit a one-week low against the dollar as Prime Minister Theresa May faced challenges over her legislative plan for taking Britain out of the European Union. A three-day debate on a law giving May the right to trigger Brexit began on Monday and will be followed by a series of votes on whether to […]

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Sterling Fall Continues To Hurt UK Companies

Sterling’s sharp fall against the U.S. dollar and Euro since June’s Brexit vote has so far hurt almost as many exporters as it has aided, the British Chambers of Commerce said this morning. A cheaper currency normally helps exporters in the medium term, but the BCC said that currency weakness was proving a double-edged sword […]

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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/Dollar Traded Above 1.27

Sterling rose to trade above $1.27 for the first time in seven weeks against the dollar, as investors awaited a Bank of England quarterly report that is expected to upgrade its growth and inflation forecasts. The central bank will probably try to avoid adding to speculation about a first interest rate hike in nearly a […]

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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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