Great Britain — News Archive

Sterling Attempts to Gain Ground After BoE

The Great Britain pound experienced weakness today but halted its decline and attempted to gain ground after the Bank of England decided to keep its monetary policy unchanged.

Pound Sinks, Finds No Help from Construction PMI

The Great Britain pound sank to the lowest level since March against the US dollar today. The currency was also weak against other majors, even the Japanese yen, against which the sterling has rallied earlier.

UK Retail Sales Make Life Harder for Sterling Bulls

The Great Britain pound fell a bit today after retail sales missed forecasts, reinvigorating concerns about Britain’s economic growth. The losses were limited though, and the sterling managed to gain ground as the monetary policy outlook supported the currency.

BoE Minutes Contribute to Pound’s Strength

Monetary policy minutes of the latest Bank of England meeting revealed that two policy makers were in favor of raising interest rates. This caused the Great Britain pound to gain against its major counterparts.

Carney’s Comments Help Pound Gain Ground

The Great Britain pound rose today after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said over the weekend that the central bank may start raising interest rates before actual wage growth kicks in.

Positive Economic Data Does Not Support Sterling

Macroeconomic data from Great Britain was positive today, but this did not help the pound. The currency was flat against some of its major counterparts, including the euro and the Japanese yen, and dropped versus the US dollar.

UK Retail Sales Disappoint FX Market, GBP Retains Weakness

The Great Britain pound retained its weakness against the US dollar today, following yesterday’s losses and touching the lowest level in a month. Against the Japanese yen, the sterling continued to trade sideways.

Britain’s Sterling Shows Resilience Despite Negative Data

The Great Britain pound showed resilience despite negative domestic data. The currency held steady today after a small drop against the US dollar and the euro yesterday. The sterling even managed to rise against the Japanese yen.

EUR/GBP Little Changed After Reaching Lowest Since 2012

The Great Britain pound was little changed today after reaching the highest level since August 2012 against the euro yesterday. The sterling was flat against the US dollar and retreated a bit versus the Japanese yen.

Fading Growth Momentum Makes Britain’s Currency Less Appealing

The Great Britain pound slid against most of its major peers today as Forex market participants are becoming increasingly concerned that growth momentum of the UK economy is waning, making the sterling less attractive as an investment vehicle.

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