Euro & Dollar both gain today


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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Sterling down across the board this morning

Sterling slipped to a near three-week low against the dollar today as investors focused on underlying weakness in the British economy and the governing Conservatives gathered for what could be a fraught party conference. Data on Friday showed gross domestic product growth slowed to 1.5 percent year on year in the second quarter while the […]

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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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Sterling drops off after Carney’s comments

Sterling steadied above $1.35 today, recovering some ground following a nearly 1 percent slide after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said interest rates rises in coming months would be limited and gradual. The pound rose as much as 3.3 percent last week, jumping more than four cents to $1.3618 on the back of hawkish […]

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Sterling hits 15 month high vs US Dollar

Sterling hit a 15-month high against the dollar today before retreating a notch as investors wound back some of last week’s bets on a Bank of England rate rise ahead of a speech by the central bank’s governor Mark Carney. The pound rocketed past $1.36 to its strongest since the Brexit vote on Friday after […]

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Focus on BOE meeting & US Inflation data

The spotlight today is on the BoE. In August, the MPC kept interest rates unchanged at 0.25% but two members of the committee – McCafferty and Saunders – voted for an immediate hike in interest rates. Developments in the economic outlook since that meeting have been limited and while political uncertainty has risen, on balance, […]

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Sterling drops after yesterdays gains

Britain’s unemployment rate unexpectedly fell further to its lowest since 1975 during the three months to July, but wage growth proved even more subdued than expected, official figures showed this morning. The data are likely to deepen division at the Bank of England over whether the time for an interest rate rise is nearing and […]

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