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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Sterling slips off this morning

The British Pound became one of the worst performing majors this morning in the early trading session as more sour news related to the UK crossed the wires. Earlier on Wednesday, the IMF downgraded its prediction for economic growth in this country to 1.6% this year from 1.7%. GfK consumer confidence clocked in at -13 […]

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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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The week ahead

GBPEUR exchange rates hit 1.1490 while GBPUSD exchange rates went above 1.35 on Friday morning following the UK Government managing to sort out the Irish border issues and beginning negotiations for Brexit. These exchange rates lasted around 2 hours until EU officials stated that trade negotiations could not officially begin until Brexit was done (2019) […]

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Sterling rises against the Euro before Brexit summit

Last week was relatively positive for Sterling exchange rates after surpassing 1.34 against the U.S Dollar and 1.13 against the Euro. The main reasons for this were instability in the U.S in reference to the new Tax bill by Trump and positive news from Brexit negotiations. The markets reacted positively to the U.K deciding on […]

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Pound hits a 2 and a half week high

The pound was up this morning hitting a 2 and a half week high against most currencies, due to the Brexit news over the weekend being interpreted as positive, Germany election shambles and the US investigations. Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit […]

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UK Data surprisingly better than expectations

The pound recouped some of yesterday’s losses this morning as the Manufacturing and Industrial data came in slightly stronger than expectations this morning. Surprisingly the industrial data increased at its fastest pace over the last month also the trade balance data came in stronger. However, there was a big downturn with the data from the […]

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UK 3rd Quarter growth beats estimate

Quarterly gross domestic product growth rose to 0.4 percent compared with 0.3 percent growth in the three months to June 2017, the Office for National Statistics said this morning. A poll of economists had pointed to growth of 0.3 percent. The vast services industry was behind the bulk of Britain’s economic expansion in the third […]

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Retail Sales Drop!

British retail sales suffered an unexpectedly sharp slowdown in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013, suggesting consumer demand remains uncertain as the Bank of England nears its first-rate rise in a decade. Retail sales volumes fell 0.8 percent in September, the Office for National Statistics said this morning, reversing a […]

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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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