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28 October 2010
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Retail sales fall as Euro rate continues down

21 October 2010
This morning's UK retail sales showed a 0.2% decline in September (worse than expected), which has done nothing to help the ailing pound.

The rate for buying Euros is now at its worst since April, and there is no major data due out for the rest of the week to give cause for optimism.

US dollar rates, however, are still holding up due to weakness in the US economy.

UK Data Update

13 October 2010
The data out from the UK this week so far has been mixed at best, unfortunately leading to a fall in the value of sterling against most currencies.

Trade Balance: worse than expected (-£8.2bn)
House prices: worse than expected (up 8.3% in last 12 months but now falling)
Unemployment rate: better than expected (7.7%)
Jobless claimants: worse than expected (up 5,300)

It is worth noting that Bank of England MPC member Andrew Sentance is giving a speech at 6.40pm today, and his views on interest rates and quantitative easing are likely to be taken as signals as to the Bank of England's intentions for the next few months, with implications for the Pound.