Sterling down slightly against Euro


Sterling down slightly against Euro

The British pound slipped against the dollar today, as investors looked cautiously ahead towards a Bank of England policy meeting next week which could see interest rates rise for the first time in over a decade. The market is priced for a hike after BoE rate-setters next meet on Nov. 2, but continued uncertainty over […]

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Pound hits 2 week low

Britain’s pound skidded to a two-week low this morning amid doubts over the outlook for Bank of England interest rate moves and concerns over Brexit. Sterling has been pushed lower this week by a combination of weak data and comments from BoE policymakers that markets have interpreted as dovish. Although investors are pricing in an […]

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Euro drops on stimulus speculation

The euro slipped this morning after posting its biggest weekly rise in a month as traders took profits, though markets were wary of chasing the currency lower before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week. With some political uncertainty in the form of an approaching deadline over Catalonia’s bid for independence and Austria’s election […]

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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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Euro & Dollar both gain today

The dollar edged higher against a basket of currencies this morning as investors consolidated positions after a recent rise, with minutes from the European Central Bank’s latest meeting likely to be the key event of the day. Despite a raft of dollar positive news in recent days ranging from positive economic data to potential U.S. […]

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UK Services slighty above expectations

The PMI showed growth in services activity unexpectedly sped up a little last month, compensating for weaker readings in the manufacturing and construction industries reported earlier in the week. Taking the three sector surveys together, Britain’s economy probably expanded at a quarterly rate of around 0.3 percent in the July-September period, matching its second-quarter performance, […]

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UK Construction hits a 14 month low

British construction companies reported the sharpest fall in activity since just after June 2016’s Brexit vote, as new work dried up last month on concern over the economic outlook. The IHS Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) sank to 48.1 in September from August’s reading of 51.1, far below all forecasts in a poll of […]

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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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Britain waits on PM’s speech

Sterling traded within a tight range against the dollar today while investors waited for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May in which she is expected to try to rescue stalled Brexit talks. Investors will watch to see if May can offer enough to European Union negotiators to persuade them to move talks forward, […]

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