Sterling jumps after UK services PMI data

28 July, 2011


Earlier today Sterling jumped against the Euro and US Dollar after a higher than expected service sector PMI data report, hitting a seven week high against the dollar. Bank of Scotland’s Treasury currency analyst Wahid had this to say “The UK PMI has snapped up quite sharply higher and we’re seeing sterling rally on the back of that”.

The Euro rose early on Thursday after the ECB cut interest rates by less than expected, down 25 basis points rather than 50 basis points. But before the Euro could push on the ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet signalled there may be another cut in interest rates next month, as well as a decision on non-standard measures.

Unemployment looks likely to rise over the next few months according to Alistair Darling. Unemployment hit a 12 year high last month, hitting 2 million unemployed.

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