Sterling continues to perform


Sterling continues to perform

The euro fell further against the sterling nearing the 1.15 level for the first time in seven months as the British pound’s rally against the dollar this week spread to other currencies. Sterling strengthened, its highest since June 2017, taking its gains to more than 2 percent against the single currency this month. Its gains […]

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Pound shoots up across the board

Sterling shot to a fresh post-Brexit-vote high of $1.41 today, extending a recent rally that has seen confidence in the British currency recover. The pound climbed as much as 0.6 percent, its highest level since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016. Against the euro, the pound was up 0.3 percent at […]

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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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Sterling hits one week low

Sterling slipped to a one-week low against the euro today, as the single currency soared on talk that the European Central Bank could start to change its message of expansionary monetary policy in the coming months. According to the minutes of its latest meeting, the ECB should revisit its communication stance in early 2018, suggesting […]

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Steady Sterling for 2018

The British pound is set to mostly hold steady against both the dollar and the euro this year, but much will hinge on progress in Britain’s talks with Brussels on its withdrawal from the European Union. Currency strategists weren’t brimming with optimism on how the next stage of talks will go, but most do not […]

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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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British businesses reported a pickup in growth

British businesses reported a pickup in growth in the three months to December, but they expect a slowdown in early 2018 as high inflation takes its toll on households, the Confederation of British Industry said this morning. British inflation hit its highest level in nearly six years in November when it rose to 3.1 percent, […]

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Mark Carney speaks at lunchtime

The FTSE 100 is called to open flat to slightly lower this morning following the overnight performances on Wall Street and in Asia which saw the US Senate pass the proposed tax reforms but the bill is being sent back to the House of Representatives for a further vote before it can be signed off […]

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Quiet day for Sterling

Sterling dropped off this morning after making gains yesterday. With investors cautious about risks surrounding Brexit negotiations for the year ahead despite progress in the talks last week. A survey on Monday showed British factories matched a three-decade high for orders this month prodded the pound higher against the dollar and euro. However, Sterling was […]

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The week ahead

Last week ended negatively for the Pound, even though the UK and EU are now moving to the next phase of negotiations- the fact that this next phase will be more “testing” than the first has caused the Pound to be sold off as investors are still not confident. Another major event last week was […]

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