What will affect Sterling this week?


What will affect Sterling this week?

Last week was pretty underwhelming as the Prime Minister is still yet to form her Government, and it seems Brexit negotiations have started pretty smoothly (Not sure how long it will last though!). Only a week ago, the Conservative Party said that if Theresa May went for a “Soft Brexit” then they will “Oust” her […]

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Tory/DUP deal by next Thursday

Sterling traded slightly below $1.27 today, investors treading water after a split at the Bank of England over monetary policy added further uncertainty to the outlook for Britain’s economy as it leaves the European Union. Barely a week after three members of the central bank’s eight-strong rate-setting committee voted to hike record low interest rates, […]

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Carney – Not the time for a rate rise

Sterling fell by almost a full cent against the dollar today after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said now was not the time to raise interest rates, dashing some investors’ hopes that the central bank had shifted in that direction. Now is not the time to raise interest rates, he said today, warning of […]

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Brexit Negotiations Start

Brexit Secretary David Davis starts negotiations in Brussels today that will set the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union and determine its relationship with the continent for generations to come. Almost a year to the day since Britons shocked themselves and their neighbours by voting on June 23 to cut loose from their […]

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BOE Meeting delivers shock

The possibility of the Bank of England raising interest rates to prop up the pound helped steady the currency on Friday at more than 1.5 percent above its low point for the week. Sterling surged to its highest in a week against the euro yesterday after it emerged that three members of the Bank of […]

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Fed Raise Rates, Sterling Lower

Sterling dipped around 0.2 percent against the dollar in morning trade in London this morning, suffering along with other major currencies from a boost to the greenback from Wednesday’s U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision and commentary. The pound was barely higher against the euro, however, and dealers said the currency was still subject to nerves […]

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UK Earnings drop at fastest pace since 2014

British workers’ earnings after inflation contracted at the fastest pace since 2014 in the three months to April, underscoring the growing Brexit squeeze facing many households, official data showed this morning. The figures showed the challenge facing Prime Minister Theresa May and her new government, with signs that households are feeling the strain of rising […]

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Sterling will stay under pressure

Sterling gave back early gains against the dollar to trade flat today, back under pressure after British general elections that yielded no clear majority for any party and threatened to undermine Brexit talks later this month. Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival […]

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Sterling Crumbles!

Sterling tumbled as much as 2.5 percent on Friday, while the FTSE share index opened higher, after British voters denied any party a majority of seats in parliament, plunging the country into political chaos days before the start of Brexit talks. With no clear winner emerging from Thursday’s election, Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting […]

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Sterling up as latest poll shows comfortable win for May

The euro was little changed against the dollar today before a European Central Bank policy announcement and the pound rose to two-week highs as voting began in Britain’s election, with final polls pointing to a win for Prime Minister Teresa May’s party. The ECB is not expected to make any changes to monetary policy, but […]

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