Lockdown

06/01/2021

Brexit optimism overshadowed by new lockdown measures

GBP The Pound was pretty flat yesterday, holding at levels well below the two and a half year high against the Dollar we saw in the aftermath of the Brexit talks coming to a successful end, as a new lockdown deflated optimism from a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union. The new measures, which […]

05/01/2021

Sterling edges lower as new lockdown is announced

GBP Sterling ended the first trading day of the year lower against its peers after the UK signalled a new lockdown to combat the second wave of fast rising coronavirus cases. The pound had initially started the day high, as relief carried over from the last-minute Brexit trade deal that had been announced just before […]

13/11/2020

Poor GBP data hurts Sterling

GBP Sterling weakened on Thursday after news that Britain’s economy grew by a slower-than-expected 1.1% between August and September, a pace that leaves the UK lagging behind other rich nations attempting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The reading that was below market expectations weighed on the pounds recent rally and will provide a reality […]

03/11/2020

The pound falls as investors fear new restrictions

GBP The weekend’s announcement of a new national lockdown in England sent the pound lower on Monday with investors factoring in the likely damage of new restrictions to the economy. Analysts now expect the economy to contract significantly because of the second lockdown, but still less than the record hit of 20% in Spring. The […]

29/10/2020

Brexit impasse and rising Covid-19 cases hurts Sterling

GBP Sterling fell against both the euro and dollar during Wednesday trading as the worsening global COVID-19 situation and current Brexit impasse took its toll on the risk sensitive pound. According to the latest government figures, the UK reported another 24,701 cases of Covid-19 yesterday with a further 310 deaths. This rapidly deteriorating situation has […]

13/10/2020

UK response to rising Covid-19 cases

GBP Sterling edged higher yesterday as Boris Johnson announced a highly anticipated three tier alert system across the UK. In doing so, he also rejected a second national lockdown saying ‘it would not be the correct course of action’. The new system would see country divided by tiers, and those with the highest infection rates, […]


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