Big Week Ahead – GBP/USD above 1.31


Big Week Ahead – GBP/USD above 1.31

Britain’s pound traded above $1.31 today, close to a 10-month high, as investors eyed this week’s Bank of England “Super Thursday” for a steer on whether record-low interest rates could soon be lifted for the first time in more than a decade. Sterling has been supported in recent weeks by expectations that the Bank might […]

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Currency Update

Britain’s pound steadied close to its highest levels in 10 months against the dollar today on comments from the finance minister about a transitional leaving deal with the European Union. They soothed market fears that the country is set for a “hard Brexit”. Philip Hammond said that he wanted to avoid a “cliff-edge” where goods […]

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Pound Surges Against US Dollar

Sterling hit a 10-month high against a broadly weaker dollar today, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left policy unchanged and appeared less confident about inflation picking up, which investors took as a sign rates could be kept low for longer. The market focused on the central bank’s noting that both overall and core inflation had […]

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Sterling slightly recovers after 9 month low against the Euro

Sterling edged up against the euro today, recovering from its worst week against the single currency in nine months and its lowest levels this year, as the euro dipped on weak German manufacturing data. The pound lost more than 2.5 percent against the euro last week, hitting an eight-month low on Friday, as the single […]

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Sterling Update

Sterling rose against the dollar today, investors still weighing the likelihood of an interest rate rise from the Bank of England after labour market data this week offset some worries over Britain’s exit from the European Union. The pound has recovered from its losses after Britain’s election in June as a number of BoE policymakers […]

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Market Update

Sterling softened to near 10-day lows against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday as tepid consumption data and business surveys underlined the challenges facing the British economy. British households spent more money on food and other essentials last month but held back on less urgent purchases as they faced rising prices, two sets of industry figures […]

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UK Data Disappoints Again

Growth in Britain’s construction industry slowed in June, adding to signs that the economy might be struggling to regain much momentum after a lacklustre start to the year, a survey showed on this morning. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 54.8 from May’s 18-month high of 56.0, slightly below the median forecast […]

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Pound Rebounds

Sterling hit a six-week high above $1.30 today, close to its highest levels in nine months, on bets that British interest rates could be hiked in the coming months. The pound has risen around 3.5 percent against the dollar since the start of April — its best quarterly performance in two years and its second […]

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Pound hits $1.30 after positive UK Data

Sterling climbed close to $1.30 today, hitting its highest since before Britain’s parliamentary elections, as investors brought forward their expectations for when the Bank of England would begin to tighten monetary policy. BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that a rise in interest rates was likely to be needed as the economy comes closer […]

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Sterling drops to 7 month lows against Euro

Sterling hit a seven-month low to the euro this morning, losing ground to renewed strength in the single currency after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the days of the bank’s stimulus programme are numbered. Compared to a recovery against the dollar after its 2 percent drop following the British elections, the pound has […]

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