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Sterling Rallies on Merkel’s Optimism Regarding Irish Backstop

The British pound today exploded higher after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed optimism that the Irish backstop issue could be resolved by October 31st. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new monthly highs above the crucial 2.2250 level as traders bought the Sterling in anticipation that her remarks would help prevent a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Pound Falls Ahead of Johnson’s Meeting With Angela Merkel

The British pound today fell to new daily lows reversing all of yesterday’s gains as traders remained cautious ahead of Boris Johnson‘s visit to Germany. Most analysts are expecting the British Prime Minister to return empty-handed from his talks with the German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Pound Falls on Calls for General Election, Yellowhammer Leak

The Brtish pound today fell against the US dollar despite putting up a strong fight as the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn ramped up calls for a general election to unseat the Conservative Party. The GBP/USD currency pair fell at the start of today’s session, then recouped all its losses as it carried over last week’s strength, but fell to new lows in the London session.

Surprising Growth of Britain’s Retail Sales Bolster Sterling

The Great Britain pound gained against other most-traded currencies today after Britain’s retail sales rose unexpectedly last month. The threat of a no-deal Brexit continues to hang over the currency, but the sterling largely ignored it today, paying more attention to the positive data.

Sterling Suffers from Rising Chances of No-Deal Brexit

The Great Britain pound slumped against all other most-traded currencies today amid concerns that chances for a no-deal Brexit increase. And a hard Brexit can deal a serious blow to Britain’s economy. The currency was trading at the lowest level in about two years.

Pound Hits Multi-Year Lows on Brexit Clash Between the UK and EU

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as UK and European Union leaders exchanged words regarding the reopening of Brexit talks. The GBP/USD currency pair was on a losing trend from most of today’s session as markets reacted to the heightened possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Pound Recovers As Boris Johnson Becomes PM, Capped by Bearish Data

The British pound is rallying on Tuesday after it was confirmed that former London Mayor Boris Johnson would become Britain’s new prime minister. In addition to a higher pound, European markets appeared to cheer on the pro-Brexit politician as leading indexes recorded 1% gains. But that did not prevent disappointing data from capping the currency’s ascent.

Pound Ends Week Weakest amid Brexit Fears, Domestic Data Fails to Boost Currency

The Great Britain pound ended the week as the weakest currency on the Forex market. While the sterling got some help from domestic macroeconomic data, Brexit fears continued to hurt the currency. The US dollar and the euro were also soft. Commodity currencies were clear winners during the past trading week.

Sterling Gets Boost from Brexit News, Strong Retail Sales

The Great Britain pound was one of the strongest currencies today, gaining on most of its major rivals, though failing to gain on the extremely strong Australian dollar and almost erasing gains versus the New Zealand dollar. The factors supporting the currency were a reduced chance of a no-deal Brexit and a surprisingly good retail sales report.

Pound Reverses 3-Day Rally Amid Upbeat US Manufacturing Report

The British pound today fell against the US dollar reversing all of Friday’s gains amid a lack of any major releases from the UK docket. The GBP/USD currency pair fell due to the absence of catalysts to prop up the Sterling with the pair’s performance being driven largely by investor sentiment.

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