Bank of England — News Archive


Sterling Pound Tumbles to 11-Month Lows on Negative Sentiment

The Sterling pound today dropped to new 11-month lows following the resurgence of the US dollar amid negative investor sentiment towards the pound. The GBP/USD currency pair was weighed down by the looming fears of a no-deal Brexit as well as the ongoing trade standoff between the US and China.

Chinese Yuan Erases Early Gains on US Trade Friction, PBOC Move

The Chinese yuan enjoyed a great start to the trading week, but the currency quickly pared its gains on concerns over escalating trade tensions with the US. The trade fallout is also impacting the equities market as the widespread selloff are sending stocks, especially small-cap stocks, tumbling.

Euro Stumbles As Business Growth, Retail Sales Stall

The euro weakened to a five-week low against the US dollar at the end of the trading week on the latest eurozone economic data that is indicating lackluster growth. Despite a rallying DAX and FTSE, the currency could not record any gains, adding to its string of losses over the last month.

Canadian Dollar Flat on Strong Economic Data, Strengthening Greenback

The Canadian dollar is trading sideways on Thursday as the currency attempts to find direction from a mixed bag of news. While positive economic data and higher oil prices, the US dollar strengthening and Washington nearing a trade deal with Mexico appear to have offset those gains.

Sterling Pound Crashes on Dovish Carney Speech After BoE Rate Hike

The Sterling pound today crashed to new lows during a speech by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney regarding the bank’s interest rate decision. The GBP/USD currency pair had traded in a consolidative phase following the release of UK construction industry data before the BoE rate decision.

Interest Rate Hike Expectations Fail to Bolster Sterling

The Great Britain pound failed to log gains today despite bets on an interest rate hike from the Bank of England this month.

Great Britain Pound Demonstrates Strength amid Uncertain Fundamentals

The Great Britain pound was rather strong today, which is surprising considering all the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit, Britain’s economic health, and the Bank of England monetary policy.

British Pound Crashes as PM May Faces Rebellion in Parliament

The British pound today rallied slightly higher in the early European session following the release of positive UK jobs data. The pound later witnessed a massive drop following Brexit headlines indicating that some Tory MPs were planning to sabotage PM May’s Brexit negotiating plan.

British Pound Declines Before Trump-May Meeting, Later Rallies Higher

The British pound today headed lower in the early European session following comments by Donald Trump ahead of his meeting with the British Prime Minister. However, the pound staged a recovery from the early American session as the US dollar experienced a modest retracement upon which the pound capitalized.

British Pound Trades Lower as Rebel MPs Oppose Latest Brexit Plan

The British pound today traded lower against the US dollar even as Theresa May‘s government is buffeted by rebellions from members of her Conservative Party who have resigned from their positions. The pound’s decline was further accelerated by the risk-off sentiment among investors triggered by the imposition of more tariffs by the US government on Chinese exports.