Downbeat UK Retail Sales


Downbeat UK Retail Sales

The recent pound gains against the U.S. dollar were trimmed this morning, after the release of downbeat UK retail sales dampened optimism over the strength of the economy, although overall weakness in the greenback kept the pair near one-and-a-half year highs. The pound weakened after data this morning showed that UK retail sales declined much […]

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Dollar weakens while Euro gains

Sterling held near a three-month high of $1.36 today, as traders paused ahead of a survey of Britain’s construction sector. the pound was trading flat amid broad general dollar weakness after recording its best annual performance against the dollar last year since 2009, with an almost 10 percent rise. A purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for […]

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Pound hits a 2 and a half week high

The pound was up this morning hitting a 2 and a half week high against most currencies, due to the Brexit news over the weekend being interpreted as positive, Germany election shambles and the US investigations. Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit […]

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UK Data surprisingly better than expectations

The pound recouped some of yesterday’s losses this morning as the Manufacturing and Industrial data came in slightly stronger than expectations this morning. Surprisingly the industrial data increased at its fastest pace over the last month also the trade balance data came in stronger. However, there was a big downturn with the data from the […]

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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 continues to drag Sterling down

Sterling climbed to a 9-day high today as strong growth data boosted expectations the Bank of England would raise interest rates next week. Wednesday’s gross domestic product growth for the quarter beat expectations, bolstering the chances of a rate hike after the next BoE meeting on Nov. 2 and fuelling discussions over whether that would […]

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Dollar hits 2 week high

The dollar was trading near two-week highs against a basket of the other major currencies on Tuesday as speculation over who will be the next the chairman of the Federal Reserve continued. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was little changed at 93.75. President […]

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UK Inflation hits a 5 year high

UK inflation rises to its highest level in 5 and a half years last month, according to official data released at 9:30am this morning that could make the Bank of England more likely to raise interest rates next month. Consumer prices last month were 3.0 percent higher than a year ago, the Office for National […]

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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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