Focus on ECB meeting today


Focus on ECB meeting today

Sterling inched lower today, with dealers citing growing resistance to any further recovery against the dollar on a day set to be dominated by events in Europe and the United States. The pound has been supported by broad-based US dollar weakness in 2017. On the other side, UK data has also been struggling and on […]

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Biggest daily rise for GBP

Sterling consolidated gains today, a day after posting its biggest daily rise in nearly two months, as investors trimmed some bearish bets before a parliamentary debate over the government’s European Union repeal bill. Sterling remains very headline-sensitive to politics but the protracted weakness in the currency may start to play a bigger role in central […]

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Strong Eurozone data hits Sterling

Sterling fell briefly below $1.28 for the first time since late June today and deepened its recent losses against the euro as gloom over Britain’s economic prospects and the Brexit process encouraged investors to push the pound lower. Sterling, which has fallen more than 3 percent against the dollar since the start of August, was […]

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Sterling remains weak despite positive data

Britain unexpectedly posted its first budget surplus for any July since 2002, boosted by strong income tax payments, according to official today. The surplus in July stood at 184 million pounds, compared with last year’s 308 million pound deficit, the Office for National Statistics said. The figures were boosted by a 10.6 percent year-on-year rise […]

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Sterling continues to struggle this morning

Sterling edged back this morning towards an almost 6-week low against the dollar as growing doubts around the progress of Brexit talks with Europe continued to weigh on the currency. Britain is due to release more information this week to outline its strategy positions in the divorce talks, with ministers striving to head off suggestions that negotiations […]

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Pound falls against Euro yet again

Britain’s pound fell against the euro again today and was poised for a third consecutive week of losses as a global selloff in risky assets prompted investors to cut bets after a week of tepid U.K. data. With growing market expectations that the Bank of England is unlikely to raise interest rates over the coming […]

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UK Retail Sales better than expected

Pound held its ground this morning ahead of a third day of monthly data on the economy that comes amid growing noise around the conduct of Brexit negotiations with Europe. Sterling fell to its weakest against the euro in 10 months on Wednesday and is trading around a five-week minimum against the dollar. It has […]

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UK Inflation Unchanged

British consumer price inflation unexpectedly held steady last month as fuel prices fell amid other signs that the squeeze on households’ spending power may slowly be starting to level off. Official figures today showed the pace at which manufacturers’ raw material costs are rising slowed by the most in over five years as the initial […]

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Sterling near 3 week low

Sterling held near a three-week low against the dollar today as investors grew wary about the outlook of the British economy after a mixed bag of data this week. The July bounce in sterling was on some expectations that the Bank of England will increase interest rates at its last policy meeting, but with fundamentals […]

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UK Data worse than expected this morning

British industrial output unexpectedly picked up in June after oil producers delayed normal seasonal maintenance, but falling car production and a slide in construction bode poorly for future months. Britain’s economy showed only sluggish growth in the first half of 2017 as consumers battled with higher inflation triggered by last year’s vote to leave the […]

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