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Dollar making hay

31 March 2015
Tom Arnold
A relatively quiet week on the markets kicked off yesterday with the Dollar continuing last week’s resurgence, Sterling struggling and the Euro struggling even more.

Pound drifts lower as election looms

30 March 2015
Robin Haynes
The Pound fell against a basket of major currencies last week, as the UK election campaign got properly underway. Despite better than expected retail sales figures on Thursday giving sterling a mid-week boost, exchange rates for sending money abroad in most currencies closed the week below their position at the beginning.

Can Sterling Bump The Trend

23 March 2015
Simon Eastman
Last week was very much a bad one for the pound as we saw on average around 2 percent drops against its major pairings...

Euro rates turn corner whilst USD hits brakes

20 March 2015
Matthew Boyle
This week has seen a change of fortune amongst the majors with the Euro (EUR) seeming to have turned a corner whilst the Dollar (USD) seems to have hit the brakes amidst talk of delays from Yellen and the FED for the heavily anticipated Interest rate hikes.

Fed statement sees huge market swings

19 March 2015
Rob Bastin
After a quiet start to the week yesterday provided some key data and large swings in exchange rates. The day kicked off with the Bank of England minutes and unemployment figures for the UK and the results were somewhat damaging to the pound. The BoE minutes were unchanged as expected but the unemployment did provide some short comings on analysts’ expectations. Average earnings were forecast to increase further to 2.2% but instead dropped to 1.8% and the Unemployment rate remained at 5.7% when a drop to 5.6% was expected. The reaction to this was that sterling dropped over 1% throughout the day against all major currencies as more bad news was added to current negative sentiment.

Sterling Slide Continues

18 March 2015
Simon Eastman
Following last week’s speech by Mark Carney where he mentioned a strong pound will weigh heavily on a UK recovery, as it will impact low inflation and therefore impact the chances of interest rates rising, the pound has been on a steady decline.
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