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Posted September 2nd, 2010 by Charles Purdy

EUR/GBP Rate & Comments for 2nd September 2010

EUR/GBP – 1.203

Sterling hit a 3 week low against the euro yesterday after UK purchasing manager data came in sharply lower than was expected. The survey asks business purchasing managers whether they have bought more or less this month, and is a key indicator of business activity. It dropped by nearly 3 points on last month to hit the lowest level since November last year. Sterling fell to 1.2007/£1 as a result and struggled against other currencies such as the Australian dollar. Against the US dollar however, sterling broke through a key technical level which saw it hit a high of $1.5444/£1 – above the key 200 day moving average level of $1.5434/£1 which is watched so closely by many traders. However, sterling has shed these gains this morning to drop to $1.5390/£1 as poor data released this morning increased demand for US dollars. The Nationwide house price index showed that house prices have dropped by 0.9% last month sparking concerns over the health of the UK recovery. There is construction sector data released later today which sees further potential for sterling to fall. Call in now for a live price.

In the Euro zone, German retail sales disappointed coming in at -0.3% against an expectation of 0.6% growth. Final European manufacturing purchasing mangers data showed a slight improvement, coming in at 55.1 against an expectation of 55.0. Eurozone PMI data has been boosted recently by a boost in Asian demand for European exports and relief following the recent EU bank ‘stress tests’. The latest figure is released today alongside revised GDP figures and the European Central Bank interest rate decision. This is expected to remain on hold, but get in touch now for a live exchange rate and to ensure any data doesn’t adversely impact your payment.

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Posted August 19th, 2010 by Charles Purdy

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Posted August 13th, 2010 by Charles Purdy

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