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Dollar Exchange Rate News

Latest 10 news items tagged Dollar Exchange Rate from our financial blog...

Pound to US Dollar (GBP/USD) Sinks as Fed Announces 'Unlimited QE' Program Published: 23 Mar at 5 PM 2020
The Pound to US Dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate fell by over -1% after the US Federal Reserve launched an ‘unlimited’ quantitative easing program to boost the US economy. The pairing is currently fluctuating around $1.146. Chris Rupkey, the Chief Financial Economist at MUFG Union Bank, commented: “Fed policy is shifting into a higher gear to try to help support the economy which looks like it is in freefall at the moment.” “The central bank is shifting from being not just the lender of last resort, but now it is the buyer...
Pound US Dollar (GBP/USD) Plummets to Lowest Level Since 1985 Published: 18 Mar at 5 PM 2020
The Pound US Dollar (GBP/USD) plummeted by over -2% and is currently trading around $1.17, its lowest level since 1985. Traders have flocked to the safe-haven refuge of the US Dollar (USD) today with the ongoing coronavirus crisis threatening to push the global economy into a recession. Thomas Flury, a Currency Strategist at the Swiss Bank UBS, explains: “The main reason for dollar demand is liquidity concerns: In volatile times, companies and investors need dollars to settle transactions.” “As long as these concerns persist,...
US Dollar South African Rand (USD/ZAR) Sinks as Fed Rate Cut Odds Rise Published: 10 Mar at 3 PM 2020
The US Dollar South African Rand (USD/ZAR) exchange rate fell by -0.7% today, with the pairing currently trading around R15.920 as the ‘Greenback’ continues to suffer from falling US bond yields and fears of another US Federal Reserve rate cut. Michael Gapen, the Head of US Economics Research at Barclays, commented that the ‘likelihood of getting a zero [per cent interest rate cut from the Fed] is higher than the risk of a recession’. Mr Gapen also added that there is ‘probably a low risk of a recession, a 1 in 4 maybe at...
British Pound to Japanese Yen Exchange Rate Nears Monthly Best as Risk-Sentiment Returns Published: 19 Feb at 4 PM 2020
Despite the Pound tumbling against most major currencies today, the British Pound to Japanese Yen (GBP/JPY) exchange rate continued to climb. While the pair has struggled to hold its best levels, investors are selling safe haven currencies like the Japanese Yen due to coronavirus developments and this is making it easier for the pair to avoid losses. Following last week’s solid GBP/JPY advance from 141.43 to 143.23, GBP/JPY is continuing to advance this week. GBP/JPY briefly dipped on Monday, but since then has been advancing...
Pound Jumps 1.2% Against New Zealand Dollar as BoE Leaves Rates on Hold Published: 30 Jan at 4 PM 2020
The Pound New Zealand Dollar (GBP/NZD) exchange rate jumped 1.2% this afternoon following the UK central bank meeting, leaving the pairing trading at around NZ$2.0187. On Thursday, the Bank of England (BoE) left interest rates on hold, stating the economy had picked up since the General Election, meaning further stimulus was not currently needed. Markets had been predicting a 50% chance of Governor Mark Carney using his last meeting to cut rates, meaning GBP received an upswing of support and rallied against the...
British Pound to Australian Dollar Exchange Avoids Losses despite Strong Australian Inflation Report Published: 29 Jan at 5 PM 2020
Despite some strong Australian data published today, the Australian Dollar was unable to sustain much of a recovery from this week’s tumbles and the British Pound to Australian Dollar (GBP/AUD) exchange rate continued to trend high. Since opening this week at the level of 1.9154, GBP/AUD has been trending higher due largely to global market concerns over a coronavirus outbreak spreading in China. GBP/AUD touched on a monthly high of 1.9350 yesterday, and while strong Australian data has helped the ‘Aussie’ to rebound slightly...
British Pound to Australian Dollar Exchange Rate Drops Back from 2020 Best on Surprising Australian Job Report Published: 23 Jan at 3 PM 2020
The British Pound to Australian Dollar (GBP/AUD) exchange rate has seen significant gains over the past week, but the pair has finally cooled after yesterday’s volatile movement thanks to some strong Australian data. As Australia’s latest job market report was strong, it helped the Australian Dollar to rebound from its recent lows. Since opening this week at the level of 1.8925, GBP/AUD has spent most of the week climbing. GBP/AUD gained significantly from Monday through Wednesday, briefly touching on a high of 1.9219 yesterday....
Pound Australian Dollar (GBP/AUD) Exchange Rate Flat as MPs Agree to Pre-Christmas Election Published: 30 Oct at 1 PM 2019
The Pound Sterling Australian Dollar (GBP/AUD) exchange rate was left muted today, as MPs began preparations for a pre-Christmas election, leaving the pairing trading around AU$1.8795. Sterling was supported this week on increased hopes the UK will avoid crashing out of the European Union without a deal thanks to a three-month ‘flextension’ granted by EU leaders. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the election will break the current Brexit deadlock that has plagued parliament, preventing the UK from leaving the bloc....
British Pound to US Dollar Exchange Rate May Soar Higher if Federal Reserve Turns Dovish Published: 13 Sep at 5 PM 2019
While the Pound’s late-week gains on Brexit hopes were volatile and likely temporary, the British Pound to US Dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate still sustained impressive gains last week overall. The US Dollar struggled to avoid losses against Sterling due to expectations for the Federal Reserve to cut US interest rates next week. After opening last week at the level of 1.2281, GBP/USD saw a jump in demand on Monday and sustained those gains for the remainder of the week. GBP/USD surged again on Friday. While the pair was unable to...
Pound New Zealand Dollar (GBP/NZD) Falls as BoE Warns of Likely Brexit Recession on No-Deal Published: 1 Aug at 5 PM 2019
The Pound New Zealand Dollar (GBP/NZD) exchange rate eased today, leaving the pairing fluctuating around NZ$1.850. Sterling fell against the New Zealand Dollar following the announcement of the Bank of England’s interest rate decision today, which held at 0.75%. However, Mark Carney, the Governor of the BoE, was downbeat in his forecast, saying that the UK could face a likely recession on a no-deal Brexit – a prospect that now looks highly likely. Mr Carney said: ‘After a no-deal Brexit, sterling would likely fall, risk...