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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...
Pound Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rate Plummets by -0.9% as No-Deal Brexit Fears Return
Published: 16 Jul at 5 PM 2019
The Pound Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) exchange rate dropped by -0.9%, leaving the pairing fluctuating around CA$1.618.
Sterling plummeted against many of its competitors today as no-deal Brexit fears soared following Tory leadership hopefuls Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt have hardened in their position on the Northern Irish backstop.
Both potential prime ministers commented that the backstop idea was effectively ‘dead’, and would not be included in negotiations with the European Union.
Neale Richmond, the...
Pound Mexican Peso (GBP/MXN) Exchange Rate Soars as Mexican Finance Minister Resigns
Published: 10 Jul at 5 PM 2019
The Pound Mexican Peso (GBP/MXN) rose by 0.8% today and is currently trading around Mex$ 24.0719 on the interbank market.
The Mexican Peso (MXN) plummeted following the resignation of the Mexican Finance Minister Carlos Urzua.
Mr Urzua resigned with little positive to say about Mexican economic policy.
‘I am convinced that all economic policy should be realized based on evidence. However, during my tenure these convictions were not echoed.’
Edward Glossop, a Latin America Economist at Capital Economics, said...
Euro to Australian Dollar Exchange Rate Hits Best since January on Solid Eurozone Data and RBA Rate Cut Bets
Published: 15 May at 1 PM 2019
The Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) exchange rate’s rally has lasted for almost a full month now, and the pair is looking on track to sustain another strong set of gains this week unless tomorrow’s highly anticipated Australian job market report beats market expectations.
Following last week’s climb from 1.5975 to 1.6050, EUR/AUD has seen even stronger gains this week already due to another Australian Dollar selloff. At the time of writing on Wednesday, EUR/AUD was trending close to its weekly high of 1.6199, which was also...
British Pound to US Dollar Exchange Rate Losses Limited despite Impressive US Non-Farm Payroll Report
Published: 3 May at 3 PM 2019
Even though the Federal Reserve has taken a more hawkish than expected tone on the US economic outlook and some key US data has beaten expectations, the British Pound to US Dollar exchange rate’s losses on Friday were limited. Weakness in market risk-sentiment kept investors hesitant to buy the US Dollar too much.
After opening this week at the level of 1.2912, GBP/USD advanced on Brexit speculation and saw solid gains. In the middle of the week, GBP/USD even touched on a half-month-high of 1.3097 before sliding towards the end of...
Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate Fails to Capitalise on US-China Trade Truce News
Published: 3 Dec at 5 PM 2018
Despite the weekend’s global trade developments making investors much more willing to take risks, the Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate was not able to capitalise on the safe haven US Dollar’s fresh weakness. This was partially due to underwhelming Eurozone ecostats, weighing on market demand for the shared currency.
Concerns for slowing Eurozone growth have prevented EUR/USD from holding advance attempts over the past week. Last week saw EUR/USD slip just slightly, from 1.1337 to 1.1317, as Eurozone data prevented the Euro...
Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate Gains Limited by Underwhelming Eurozone Inflation Stats
Published: 30 Nov at 1 PM 2018
Despite gaining solidly on speculation that the US and China could reach some kind of trade agreement at an upcoming G20 summit, the Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate’s gains were limited by some underwhelming Eurozone stats and some late-week demand for safe havens.
After opening the week at the level of 1.1338, EUR/USD spent the first half of the week tumbling on weak Eurozone data before jumping arounds a cent on Thursday. EUR/USD touched on a weekly high of 1.1398 on Friday morning, but has since slipped slightly from its...
British Pound to Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate Surges Higher as Brexit Declaration Agreed
Published: 22 Nov at 1 PM 2018
The Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) exchange rate made solid gains on Thursday morning after the UK and EU agreed an expanded political declaration on their future relationship.
This development prompted markets to lower the odds of a no-deal Brexit, giving the Pound a strong boost across the board.
Although reaction to the details of the declaration proved mixed, with many MPs still appearing minded to vote against the proposed Brexit deal, this was not enough to weigh down GBP exchange rates.
Even the threat of...
British Pound to Euro Exchange Rate Unable to Hold 6-Month-Best on Brexit Uncertainties
Published: 14 Nov at 11 AM 2018
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Despite some broad uncertainties about whether a UK-EU Brexit deal could make it past UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s own government cabinet, let alone all of UK Parliament, the British Pound to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate continues to trend relatively closely to its best...