GBP The pound had a mixed week, gaining 0.3% against the euro but weakening 0.9% against the dollar. The FX markets have been extremely volatile over the last week due to several factors influencing the markets. Sterling went through what looked like a corrective phase versus the euro dropping to a 20-day high mid-week before…

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GBP The pound managed to recapture some of the losses it sustained the week before last as it gained by 0.3% and 0.6% against the euro and dollar, respectively. Though the US bond market failed to settle as we saw another blow out on Friday, sterling managed to make overall weekly gains despite a difficult…

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GBP The pound started the week strongly as news broke on an effective COVID-19 vaccination being produced by Pfizer and that the UK Government had pr-ordered 40 million doses. This is by far the highest order compared to population size meaning that the UK economy is now on course to recover faster than its western…

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GBP The pound had an average week as it played second fiddle to the main event across the pond. Sterling only made gains against the Dollar (1.8%) and Yen (0.45%) but lost ground to the Euro (0.4%). There were more Brexit headlines this week though they did not bring anymore news as Michel Barnier reiterated…

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GBP Last week the pound fell 1.8% against the dollar but gained 0.5% against the euro. The reason for the fall against the dollar was down to dollar strength compared to sterling weakness. The pound gained a boost on Thursday as Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey commented on the use of negative interest rates…

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GBP Last week the Pound fell by almost 4% against the euro due to the release of the Internal Market Bill which in the governments’ own words would breach international law. Boris Johnson said the bill is intended only as “a legal safety net designed to protect our country against extreme or irrational interpretations”. But…

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GBP The pound had a turbulent second half of last week, on Wednesday it nearly equaled the year high against the dollar before dropping a percent and a half. Cable then repeated this pattern over the course of Thursday afternoon and into Friday. Against the euro we saw a similar volatility of 1.4% towards the…

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GBP & EUR GBP fell on average 3% against all major currency pairs over the last one week, drawing a fresh 5-month low on GBP/EUR and GBP/USD. Last week we saw both the UK & EU play hard ball with their mandate of an ideal trade deal, which saw GBP come off towards the back…

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  Sterling Sterling rallied higher on Thursday after the Bank of England switched their interest rate votes to 6-3. GBP/USD hit year-to-date lows on Thursday but bounced on the BoE decision. Brexit related uncertainty had also provided a weight, but this dissipated as Prime Minister Theresa May avoided a rebellion midweek. On the event calendar…

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