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Sterling

Sterling steady in calm before storm, Brexit talks in focus

Sterling steady in calm before storm, Brexit talks in focus

  • Britain and the EU will hold emergency talks at 1200 GMT, in addition to ongoing negotiations this week.
  • Goldman Sachs expects "the perceived probability of a breakdown in negotiations to escalate over the coming weeks.
Published 10 Sep, 2020 06:03pm
Sterling set for biggest weekly fall versus dollar since mid-June
Markets

Sterling set for biggest weekly fall versus dollar since mid-June

  • The dollar is set for its biggest weekly rise since June, boosted by a wave of risk aversion in markets after Wall Street pulled back from recent tech-led gains.
  • The euro and the pound are both down about half a percent versus the dollar this week - the pound's biggest weekly fall since mid June.
Published 04 Sep, 2020 05:46pm
Sterling bucks recent trends, falling against euro and dollar
Markets

Sterling bucks recent trends, falling against euro and dollar

  • Having risen versus the weaker dollar throughout July and August, the pound fell as the dollar strengthened in the first days of September.
  • Sterling extended these losses against the dollar on Thursday, down around 0.5% on the day at $1.3284.
Published 03 Sep, 2020 09:12pm
Sterling above $1.33 first time in 2020, hits 8-month high as dollar falls
Markets

Sterling above $1.33 first time in 2020, hits 8-month high as dollar falls

  • Powell steered expectations of lower interest rates for longer as the central bank gets ready to accept an inflation above target after so many years of it undershooting 2%.
  • British business confidence has ticked up but remains far below usual levels as the economy struggles to cope with social distancing and employers are preparing to cut jobs.
Published 28 Aug, 2020 07:43pm
Sterling rises to three-week highs on news of Brexit talks dinner
Markets

Sterling rises to three-week highs on news of Brexit talks dinner

  • I think there is a little bit of optimism today for the dinner that is taking place tonight at 10 Downing Street.
  • "The market is looking at what is going to give a boost in the next six months... but I think it's mostly flow driven and volumes that are not really heavy."
Published 07 Jul, 2020 08:21pm