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Sterling weaker as economy begins to reopen | 12/04/2021

The pound is still in a weaker position this morning after losing ground against both the euro and the dollar last week. Despite this, sterling has made some small gains this morning and is stronger than its average for the past year. As lockdown measures are eased further today, many analysts wonder if this could […]

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Pound weaker as EU economies start to recover | 9/04/2021

As the week ends, the pound has continued its downwards trajectory against most key currencies and could see its sharpest weekly decline against the euro since September 2020. Vaccine concerns and disruption to supply have weighed heavily on sterling this week. Minutes from the European Central Bank’s latest monetary meeting stated that the eurozone economy […]

Posted by Charles Purdy

Pound weak as EU economies start to recover | 9/04/2021

As the week ends, the pound has continued its downwards trajectory against most key currencies and could see its sharpest weekly decline against the Euro since September 2020. Vaccine concerns and disruption to supply have weighed heavily on sterling this week. Minutes from the European Central Bank’s latest monetary meeting stated that the eurozone economy […]

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Vaccine uncertainty weighs on sterling | 8/04/2021

Sterling is still in a weaker position against the pound and the dollar this morning due to uncertainty over vaccine supplies and the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine. News yesterday revealed that the under 30s will be offered an alternative vaccine, however, the government insists that this will not disrupt its goal to administer first […]

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Sterling slumps after strong start to the week | 7/04/2021

After strengthening yesterday morning, the pound slipped against the euro and the dollar as traders returned to their desks after the Easter weekend. However, with the economy still on course to reopen as planned and vaccines continuing to be administered, sterling could continue to be well-supported. Europe continues to battle with the ‘third wave’ of […]

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Sterling hits new high as lockdown end continues | 6/04/2021

Sterling hit a new 13-month high overnight against EUR as the UK’s slow easing of lockdown will continue as planned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that some limited overseas travel could start in mid-May, while shops and outdoor hospitality will open next Monday. American share prices hit record highs yesterday as the US economy […]

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Pound still trading around 13-month highs against euro | 1/04/2021

The pound is still strong against the euro this morning after breaking through the elusive 1.17 barrier earlier in the week. The UK’s vaccine programme continues to support sterling, however, vaccine supplies to the UK are soon to come under pressure due a delay of doses from India. The ‘third wave’ of COVID-19 infections and potential […]

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Pound still strong against euro after better-than-expected GDP | 31/03/2021

The pound is still strong against the euro this morning after reaching a 13-month high yesterday. UK GDP data was released earlier, showing that the economy performed better than expected in the last quarter of 2020. Sentiment data released for the Eurozone yesterday shows that expectations for economic recovery improved in March. Despite this, the […]

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Dollar and GBP strengthen as third wave bites | 30/03/2021

In the business news, the giant container ship blocking the Suez canal was finally freed after a week, allowing a traffic jam of some 400 other ships to start moving. There is also a large floatation in the UK today, with the food delivery company Deliveroo floating on the stock market, one of the largest […]

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Vaccine rollout continues to support pound | 29/03/2021

The pound is strong against the euro this morning and slightly weaker against the dollar, as global market sentiment has slipped at the start of a new week. Despite this, the UK’s successful vaccine programme continues to support sterling. Outdoor meeting and sports will resume in England today as the next step in the government’s […]

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