GBP/EUR at 3 month high


GBP/EUR at 3 month high

Sterling hit a 3-1/2-month high against the euro on today as investors focused on a Nov. 2 Bank of England policy decision they expect will produce the first interest rate hike in over a decade. Manufacturing purchasing managers survey (PMI) was released at 0930 GMT which came in at 56.3 beating expectations of 55.8 Figures […]

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Brexit negotiations are main sterling driver

Sterling exchange rates have been stuck in limbo due to comments made by EU officials following recent Brexit negotiations- fortunately, Donald Tusk (EU Council President) announced that recent comments made by Michel Barnier about Brexit talks hitting a “Deadlock” were over exaggerated and progression has been made between the UK & EU- Though this progress […]

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Sterling looses ground as Euro gains

The euro climbed to a two-week high today on relief that Catalonia had stopped short of formally declaring independence from the rest of Spain. Sterling was flat on Wednesday after two sessions of gains as doubts emerged on whether entrenched expectations of higher UK interest rates were reasonable given a backdrop of uncertain Brexit negotiations. […]

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Britain’s trade deficit hits a all time high

British factories had their strongest two months of 2017 in July and August, suggesting the Bank of England remains on track to raise interest rates soon, but the deficit in trade in goods hit an all-time high. The data showed Britain’s economy remained in a low-growth gear in the third quarter after suffering its slowest […]

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Sterling suffered major blows last week

Britain’s pound fell to four-week lows last week, amid growing uncertainty over Prime Minister Theresa May’s control of the leadership and strong U.S labour market data that boosted the dollar. Sterling was on track for its worst week in a year against the dollar and on a trade-weighted basis, after a more than 2 percent […]

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Sterling down across the board this morning

Sterling slipped to a near three-week low against the dollar today as investors focused on underlying weakness in the British economy and the governing Conservatives gathered for what could be a fraught party conference. Data on Friday showed gross domestic product growth slowed to 1.5 percent year on year in the second quarter while the […]

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Sterling down against the Euro today

Sterling was down against the Euro today after the Euro-area economic confidence surged more than economists forecast in September, giving European Central Bank policy makers more positive news to consider as they decide on the future of their bond-buying program. The index of industry and consumer sentiment increased to 113 in September from 111.9 the […]

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Euro Weaker after German Elections

This morning’s exchange rates are listed at the bottom of this article. The prices are for indication only. Please contact us for live rates. The euro snapped a two-day rising streak and edged lower today after the German election results prompted some investors to lock profits into one of the most profitable currency trades of […]

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Retail Sales Boost Pound

Sterling jumped by almost a cent against the dollar on Wednesday after data showed British retail sales surged unexpectedly in August, increasing pressure on the Bank of England to lift interest rates from their record lows. The numbers showed a sharp pick-up in monthly sales growth to 1.0 percent, the fastest since April and far […]

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Sterling drops off after Carney’s comments

Sterling steadied above $1.35 today, recovering some ground following a nearly 1 percent slide after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said interest rates rises in coming months would be limited and gradual. The pound rose as much as 3.3 percent last week, jumping more than four cents to $1.3618 on the back of hawkish […]

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