Pound drops to a 2 week low


Pound drops to a 2 week low

Sterling has fallen as the dollar rebounded, the pound is on track for its biggest daily drop in nearly two weeks, as imminent Brexit talks and doubts the Bank of England will raise interest rates at all this year darkened the outlook for the pound. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney yesterday said that British […]

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Sterling hits a 5 day high

Sterling rose to a five-day high after British retail sales jumped for the second month in a row in May and far outstripped expectations. Sterling is likely to gain this year and by the time Britain leaves the European Union next March will have recouped a chunk of its losses since the June 2016 decision […]

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UK data disappoints across the board

British factory output unexpectedly dropped in April at the fastest pace since 2012, due to weaker demand at home and abroad, raising concern that the economy’s weakness in early 2018 is persisting. The official data published today also showed the biggest trade deficit for goods since September 2016 after big falls in exports of aircraft, […]

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Sterling worst performing

The Pound and Euro are in a contest to see who the worst performer is today, and right now the pound is edging out the euro by just a tad bit. It’s been all about politics that is weighing on the two currencies today, not helped by technical selling against the greenback too. The euro […]

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UK Services Data Disappoints

Sterling gained slightly yesterday after positive manufacturing data however the negative numbers continued this morning after a major survey showed Britain’s services sector struggled to recover in April from a sharp slowdown in March, further squeezing expectations of an interest rate hike next week. The IHS Markit/CIPS services purchasing managers’ index rose to 52.8 in […]

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Carney comments hammer the pound!

BoE Governor Carney, in an interview last night, seemed somewhat less committal in regards to tightening policy in the UK, focusing more on the slow path in the coming years while suggesting that “a hike is likely this year”. The market has been near “fully priced” for a 25bp hike in May and a rising […]

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Sterling confidence grows

The pound came under modest selling pressure yesterday, as the UK service PMI disappointed and the composite PMI fell to the lowest since the EU referendum. Overall, this week’s PMI figures indicate downside risks to activity in coming months and while we see signs that the activity is slowing, it is worth noting that weaker […]

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US Dollar Strenthens

Sterling slightly fell this morning as investors are very cautious before the publication of a first EU draft of a withdrawal treaty. EU negotiator Michel Barnier accused the British government on Tuesday of clinging to “illusion” while time runs out for a Brexit deal to avoid massive disruption when Britain leaves the European Union next […]

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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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