Sterling Makes Biggest Gains This Morning


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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Pound gains across the board this morning

Sterling held firm this morning, having recorded its best month of gains against the dollar since March and its best month against the euro since 2009. This morning the Purchasing Managers Index dipped to a four-month low of 53.4 from 54.2 in October, remaining above the 50-mark dividing expansion from contraction. Economists had forecast a […]

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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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Pound boosts after positive Retail Sales this morning

British retail sales surged in October, as colder weather boosted clothing sales and supermarkets cashed in from Halloween, lifting annual sales growth to its highest in more than 14 years. This morning; official data reinforce the robust picture of health given by British consumers since June’s vote to leave the European Union, even if the […]

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UK Economic data strong – Pound stays weak due to Brexit

Sterling hit a two-week high against a dollar weakened by worries about the U.S. presidential election next Wednesday, as investors waited for construction sector data for the latest clues on the health of the British economy. The battered pound has recovered almost 1 percent this week, boosted by the news that Bank of England Governor […]

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Carney extends BOE stay to 2019

Sterling hit an almost two-week high yesterday, with expectations of more upbeat news on the economy helping it build on gains after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said late on Monday he would be staying on until 2019. Criticism from some senior ruling Conservatives and right-leaning newspapers had prompted speculation over the past week […]

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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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