Pound Continues Losses


Pound Continues Losses

Sterling has dropped off over after the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold and warned about the risks of a no-deal Brexit, with the British currency initially trading higher thanks to better-than-expected retail sales and a weaker dollar. The BoE said Brexit uncertainty had “intensified considerably” over the last month and that falling […]

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Retail Sales Above Forecast

Sterling gained nearly half a percent against a weakened dollar today, as traders prepared for British retail sales data and the Bank of England’s interest rate decision. Analysts put most of the pound’s buoyancy down to dollar weakness, with the U.S. currency struggling after the Federal Reserve struck a more dovish tone on monetary policy […]

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Brexit Vote Rescheduled For January

The pound edged off 20-month lows yesterday as British Prime Minister Theresa May rescheduled a delayed vote in parliament on her Brexit plan for mid-January. Sterling, trading at $1.26, inched higher as May confirmed the vote – postponed last week in the face of deep opposition – would happen in the week starting on Jan. […]

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Sterling Set For Further Losses

Sterling steadied this morning however it was on track for a third consecutive week of losses as investors keep clear before the British parliament’s vote on Brexit next month. Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday she was focused on persuading lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union in a Dec. 11 vote, […]

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Sterling Volatility Kicks In

The British parliament will vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s possible Brexit, so voters should be given a new referendum, May’s former education minister said this morning. Asked if there was any chance May’s plan could pass parliament, Justine Greening, who supported staying in the European Union, said “no”. “I think it’s the worst of […]

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Dollar Recovers From Mid Term Election Losses

The dollar rose this morning, pulling away from lows hit yesterday, as the market breathed a sigh of relief after the U.S. midterm elections and as investors turned their attention toward the Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates on hold but signal further tightening in December. Analysts said […]

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Sterling Rallies On Positive Brexit News

Sterling rallied after a newspaper report said Britain was nearing a deal for leaving the European Union and that an all-UK customs arrangement would be part of it. With talks at an impasse five months before Britain exits the European Union, investors are growing anxious and sterling is moving sharply on any news of a […]

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Deal Likely

Sterling gained this morning, putting it on course for its second-best week of 2018 on optimism for a Brexit deal and signals from the Bank of England that if the exit from the European Union is smooth more interest rate hikes could be on the way. The pound enjoyed its best day of the year […]

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95% Brexit Done – According To May

Sterling firmed modestly versus the dollar, benefiting from the greenback’s retreat and signs a Brexit deal was almost done, though the prickly Irish border issue and disagreements within the UK ruling party capped gains. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to tell parliament later that 95 percent of the country’s divorce deal has been […]

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Pound Gains As Brexit Deal Gets Closer

Sterling hit a new high versus the euro and added to recent gains against the dollar this morning on optimism that Britain and the European Union can agree a Brexit deal soon. Britain’s ITV News reported late on Tuesday that the two sides had made progress in negotiations over an Irish border backstop, a key […]

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