Exchange rate update

28 July, 2011


A bad week for sterling – despite UK retail sales for July showing a good improvement, public borrowing figures were very poor, and German/European purchasing figures also showed considerable improvement for the European economy.

Euro interbank rates are now in the 1.15s and US Dollar exchange rates have settled in the 1.65s.

Further afield, the Australian Dollar has dropped below $2 to the Pound again, and NZD rates are falling too.

Monday morning’s Nationwide house price index will be important, however there is little else in the pipeline to give sterling any support.