Great Britain — News Archive

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.

Pound Under Pressure as UK Recovery Wanes

Poor economic data was weighing on the Great Britain pound recently, and today’s trading session was not different. Housing and trade data came out worse than was expected, suggesting the Britain’s recovery is losing steam. The Bank of England remained passive at today’s policy meeting.

Pound Stays Strong, Endangering UK Economy

The Great Britain pound fell at the first half of today’s trading session as another set of poor economic indicators was released. Yet the currency managed to bounce in the second half, trimming its losses against the euro and gaining on the US dollar and the Japanese yen.

Unexpectedly Poor Data Makes GBP Soft, Currency Shows Resilience

The Great Britain pound turned down today as economic indicators came out much worse than was expected, prompting the British Chamber of Commerce to talk about necessity for the Monetary Policy Committee to delay interest rate increases. The currency recovered against some of its peers, including the US dollar and the euro, but remained soft versus the Japanese yen.

Short-Term Forecast for UK Pound Ahead of BoE Meeting

The Great Britain pound has been a remarkable performer on the Forex market recently but lost its upward momentum during the end of the last week. Will the currency be able to resume its thrust to the upside or the period of strength has come to an end?

Sterling Under Pressure from Services PMI, Maintain Bullishness

The Great Britain pound fell against the US dollar today after the gauge of the services sector fell more than was expected. The sterling is still trading near the highest level since 2008 and was able to maintain its gains versus the Japanese yen.

GBP/USD Reaches Highest Since 2008 on Construction PMI

The Great Britain pound advanced today with help of an unexpectedly positive construction report. The sterling retreated to the opening level against the US dollar as of now but only after reaching the highest level since October 2008 against the US currency.

BoE Mortgage Limits Do Not Threaten UK Economy, GBP Gains

The Great Britain pound gained today as experts speculated that the measures, introduced by the central bank to reduce the number of riskier mortgages, will not derail economic recovery of the United Kingdom.

GBP Flat, Retains Downside Bias on High Street Sales

The Great Britain pound was little changed today. The currency is likely to retain its downside bias after the central bank’s chief shocked the market, suggesting that monetary tightening is not going to happen soon, and UK economic data was not supportive for the sterling.

Pound Drops, Driven by Dovish Comments from Carney

The Great Britain pound dropped today against the majority of most-traded currencies as UK policy makers tempered bets on interest rate hikes in near future by their dovish comments. Market participants, who have thought that central bank will tighten monetary policy soon, were unprepared for this.

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