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Posted April 30th, 2010 by Charles Purdy

USD/GBP Rate & Comments for 30th April 2010

USD/GBP – 1.537

Sterling gained against the dollar and crept back against the euro as European officials stated that additional aid for Greece would be agreed soon. Sterling is trading at $1.5360/ £1 and 11.1560/£1. The prospect of an agreement on Greek aid helped stabilise market fears over debt default in the euro region. Polls soon after last night’s final prime ministerial debate saw David Cameron emerge as the ‘winner’ of the debate, but concerns remain over a hung parliament as none of the parties have a clear majority. A poll of economists showed a 60% probability of a hung parliament – much higher than a month ago. Also yesterday, a Nationwide house price survey showed prices rise by 1.0%, which was slightly higher than expected. Yet again there is no data out today in the UK, but the pound is still likely to trade on sentiment in the final few days of campaigning. Get in touch now for a live price.

In the USA, unemployment claims for the month grew by 6,000 more than expected however the focus is on today’s market data. Out later we have the US first quarter GDP figures which are expected to show a rise of 4% as confidence has grown and economic data has improved. There is a lot of volatility in the market, so get in touch now for a live exchange rate.

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Posted April 29th, 2010 by Charles Purdy

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Posted April 28th, 2010 by Charles Purdy

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Posted April 27th, 2010 by Charles Purdy

USD/GBP Rate & Comments for 27th April 2010 USD/GBP – 1.538 Sterling matched the highest level of the year against the euro yesterday as Greek debt uncertainty caused the euro to suffer. The pound hit 1.1620/ £1 in early trading yesterday (matching a 5 month high last seen in January) as the latest opinion polls  Continue Reading…

Posted April 26th, 2010 by Charles Purdy

USD/GBP Rate & Comments for 26th April 2010 USD/GBP – 1.546 Sterling had a very volatile week last week and despite the GDP figures coming in at 0.2% for the first quarter (0.2% less than expected), the pound has started the week strongly. Sterling is currently trading at $1.547/ £1 and 1.1560/ £1 – up  Continue Reading…

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