GBP The risk sensitive pound finished lower on Wednesday as both US Presidential Election and Bank of England uncertainty dampened investor appetite for sterling. The pound had started the Wednesday trading session on the front foot trading close to multi-month highs against both the euro and dollar as market sentiment was firmly risk-on amidst an […]
GBP Sterling had a mixed day on Tuesday as it was mainly affected by the political events in the US. The currency remains highly volatile as the US election hangs in the balance and ignored the fact that the UK and EU have so far failed to reach an agreement on three sticking points in […]
GBP Sterling had a turbulent day yesterday after positive Brexit headlines and rising covid cases were announced. The president of the EU Commission , Ursula von der Leyen,- said yesterday, talks are making “good progress’ and the two sides are approaching a deal. ‘A level playing field and fisheries are the only two points left […]
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 […]
GBP Sterling fell on Friday against both the US dollar and euro after the UK Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to a four-month low. The PMI fell to a low of 52.9 in October from 56.5 in September. The UK’s economic recovery has stalled since August. The threat of a second wave of coronavirus cases, […]
GBP Sterling rallied to a six week highs against the US Dollar on Wednesday as Brexit talks are set to resume this week. EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier stated that both sides must be willing to compromise and that a deal was within reach. He went onto say “we will seek the necessary compromises on […]
GBP Sterling was unfazed by Boris Johnson’s announcement that the UK should prepare for a no trade deal on Friday. Optimism is building among investors that a trade deal will be reached and Johnson’s latest announcement could be a ploy in order for the EU to give into the demands of the UK according to […]
GBP Sterling fell yesterday after concerns mounted about the obstacles that are keeping the European Union and Britain from reaching a timely trade deal. Boris Johnson had previously proposed that the October 15th deadline be the conclusion for talks and we await for a confirmation on the scope of a new extension. Fisheries, competition and […]
GBP Sterling took a step back on Tuesday, dipping against a broadly stronger dollar and also falling back against the Euro as currency markets kept an eye on ongoing Brexit negotiations for fresh drivers over the next few weeks. Recent reports have claimed that the European Union want further concessions from Britain before entering the […]
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, […]
GBP Sterling traded close to month highs against both the euro and dollar on Friday. Market sentiment shifted to risk on due to rising hopes that a Brexit trade deal and US stimulus package can be agreed. Despite the move higher, sterling has found difficulty in breaking through its current trading range and the headline […]
GBP Sterling fell against both US Dollar and Euro on Thursday as Brexit talks stall between the U.K. and the EU. Both parties are far apart on the key issue of state aid and the U.K. was dealt with another blow as the EU launch a legal case against the U.K. The EU gave the […]
Sterling moved to it’s lowest level in two weeks against the USD on Friday as political uncertainty remained high ahead of next month’s general election. Speaking at the launch of the Scottish National Party election campaign, leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon put sterling on the back foot as she suggested that she would form an alliance with Labour to block a conservative government on the 12th December.
Sterling remained stable on Wednesday as investors continue to wait to see what the Bank Of England might have to say regarding the impact of Brexit on the British Economy. Uncertainty around Britain’s departure from the EU has left a strong mark on business confidence. Weak economic data makes it increasingly likely that Bank of England’s next move will be to cut interest rates rather than increase them. Money markets do not expect the central bank to cut rates in the near term until more clarity emerges on the political front.
Sterling drifted higher against the euro on Tuesday, but stayed within recent trading ranges after survey data showed that Britain’s services sector stagnated last month due to concerns about Brexit.
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