Sterling up as latest poll shows comfortable win for May


Sterling up as latest poll shows comfortable win for May

The euro was little changed against the dollar today before a European Central Bank policy announcement and the pound rose to two-week highs as voting began in Britain’s election, with final polls pointing to a win for Prime Minister Teresa May’s party. The ECB is not expected to make any changes to monetary policy, but […]

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All Eyes On Thursday

In Britain, the latest opinion poll, by Survation for ITV television, showed Prime Minister Theresa May’s lead over the opposition Labour Party holding at just 1 percentage point ahead of the election. The dollar hit a six-week low against the safe-haven yen on Tuesday as caution mounted ahead of Britain’s election, a European Central Bank […]

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UK Construction & Manufacturing Boost UK Economy

British construction activity grew at its fastest rate since the end of 2015 last month, as a pick-up in housebuilding helped builders shake off a lack lustre start to the year, a survey showed this morning. The Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) jumped to 56.0 from 53.1, its highest since December 2015 and above […]

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Pound declines – Latest YouGov poll shows no majority election win

The British pound dropped today after a new poll found that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party risks falling short of an overall majority in the June 8 national election. New constituency-by-constituency modeling by YouGov showed the Conservative Party might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds while the opposition Labour Party could […]

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Sterling falls as latest poll shows PM lead is cut further

Sterling fell on Friday after a poll showed a narrowing lead for British Prime Minister Theresa May over her opposition ahead of elections next month, while weakness in oil prices dragged on commodity-linked currencies. In a sign that the June 8 election could be more closely contested than previously thought, a YouGov poll published on […]

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Sterling Stayed Subdued

Sterling stayed subdued, hovering below seven month-highs against the dollar as investors awaited further developments in Britain’s suspended election campaign after a suicide bombing rocked the English city of Manchester. Britain’s main political parties agreed to suspend campaigning ahead of the June 8 election until further notice following Monday night’s explosion in Manchester that killed […]

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Sterling Slips After Manchester Terror Attack

The pound slipped on Tuesday following a suicide bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, the most deadly attack in the UK in a decade. Police raised the death toll to 22 and said children were among those killed. A total of 59 people were left injured in the blast. Sterling slipped […]

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PM’s lead falls back after latest poll

Britain’s pound fell back below $1.30 today after a pair of polls over the weekend showing Prime Minister Theresa May’s opinion poll lead falling back into single figures ahead of next month’s election. Sterling has risen in the past month, in part on the assumption that a May landslide would strengthen her hand over hardline […]

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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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