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Pound Wobbles

25 May 2017
Paul Newfield
Yesterday sterling dropped half a cent against both the Euro and USD during the day’s trading, in part due to a complete lack of any positive domestic data releases but it was largely down to a mixture of continued ill-sentiment and continued sell-off of the Pound, off the back of the Tory party’s “dementia tax”, with polls suggesting the Conservative lead has been cut significantly and Mario Draghi’s speech, which he gave early yesterday afternoon.

Public Borrowing rises

24 May 2017
Robin Haynes
The Pound faltered a little further against the Euro yesterday after public sector borrowing figures were released showing a worsening in borrowing to £9.65bn in April.

More Election Uncertainty

23 May 2017
Nakhil Mahra
Yesterday was a quiet day on data front from all major zones resulting in Euro consolidating its gains from last week. As the trading day progressed euro gained almost half a cent on both the USD and GBP further building on its gains.

Will the Pound struggle continue

22 May 2017
Ashley Finill
Last week saw a struggle for the Pound as it lost over 2 cents on the Euro. Sterling had been on a fairly good run since the snap election was announced, but the rally has been halted and now reversed.

A week of struggle for the Pound

19 May 2017
Tom Arnold
As we arrive at the end of the week, we look back for the first time in some months on a week of real struggle for the Pound. There were two big data releases of note this week, which were UK inflation numbers on Tuesday and unemployment figures on Wednesday.

Pound struggle continues

18 May 2017
Grace Rae
Yesterday Sterling continued to struggle against its major pairings. A mixed result data-wise for the UK, posting better than forecasted March UK Unemployment figures, showing a drop from 4.7% to 4.6%.

Poor end of the week for Sterling

15 May 2017
Grace Rae
On Friday we saw GBP-EUR rates continue to coast along in a downward movement as the trading day progressed. The currency pair has been trading in a tight range these last few weeks and currently experiencing the lower end of the spectrum. This is likely down to the comments made by the Bank of England following the vote by the MPC members which came in as expected to keep interest rates unchanged during this month’s monetary policy meeting.

Interest Rates Held

12 May 2017
Nakhil Mahra
Yesterday the focus was very much on the Bank of England and the decision of whether or not the interest rates will rise at all. With the result – a unanimous vote to keep interest rates as they are and avoid a rate hike as widely expected.
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