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Market Update

Upcoming jobs data out of the United Kingdom could spark a reversal in GBP/USD rates, should the unemployment rate in June exceed the consensus forecast 4.2%. This economic data may hold substantially more weight than usual when considering the ongoing tapering and ultimate cessation of the British government’s £33.8 billion furlough scheme in October. Given […]

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Sterling edged lower erasing earlier gains as the U.S. dollar moved briefly higher, while fears of a second wave of virus infections and a Bank of England policy meeting later this week capped the pound’s advance. The move lower reversed a trend earlier in the session where the pound had been advancing towards a five-month […]

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Sterling rose against a weaker euro but fell versus the dollar after the $1.30 level reached late in the previous session did not hold, with Brexit and the economic fallout from coronavirus weighing on the currency. Global market sentiment was boosted after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, said the bank would […]

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The pound slipped this morning and data pointing to a recovery in British retail sales did little to support it, as investors focused on the lack of progress in trade talks with the European Union. Retail sales recovered to almost pre-lockdown measures in June, with sales volumes exceeding all forecasts in a poll of economists. […]

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The pound eased slightly in early London trade, set for its biggest weekly fall versus the dollar in a month, as uncertainty over Britain’s economy, difficult Brexit talks and a heavy COVID-19 death toll weighed on the currency. The pound is on track to be the worst performing G10 currency this week, after weaker economic […]

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The British pound slipped as risk aversion swept through markets, boosting the safe-haven appeal of the U.S. dollar as upbeat Chinese growth data failed to lift sentiment. Against the dollar, the pound slipped a quarter of a percent to $1.2556, even though data showed the slide in Britain’s jobs market eased in June. We still […]

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Britain’s economy stumbled out of its coronavirus-induced slump in May, casting doubt on the chances of a rapid rebound and suggesting more government help to kickstart recovery may be on its way. Gross domestic product rose 1.8% after lockdown restrictions were eased slightly, the Office for National Statistics said – a smaller rebound than any […]

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Sterling was steady this morning, a day after hitting three-week highs against both the dollar and euro, ahead of expected British moves to prevent a full-blown unemployment crisis. In his new budget speech, due at 1130 GMT, British finance minister Rishi Sunak is expected to include a 2 billion-pound fund to create six-month work placement […]

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The pound fell against the euro and held steady against the U.S. dollar, as traders looked ahead to this month’s Brexit negotiations and more government support measures expected later this week. Traders expect more clarity by the end of July on whether Britain will agree a trade deal with the European Union. Britain left the […]

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Sterling was headed for its first positive week in four against the dollar, holding close to the $1.25 mark as a week of negotiations between Britain and the European Union ended on what investors called an optimistic note, with meetings expected to resume next week. Brexit talks this week between Britain and the EU ended […]

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