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Sterling Firms on Brexit Optimism, Monetary Policy Outlook

The Great Britain pound was the strongest among the major currencies on the Forex market today thanks to comments from a central bank official and hopes for a trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. While the sterling has trimmed its gains by now, it is still trading above the opening level at the time of writing.

Sterling Pound Falls Against the Dollar on Dovish BoE Speeches

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar following dovish speeches from Bank of England policymakers regarding the British economy and monetary policy. The GBP/USD currency pair kept falling despite the release of weak US jobs data as markets interpreted the BoE’s willingness to take extra easing measures negatively.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Retail Sales Data and Risk-Off Sentiment

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar following the release of disappointing UK retail sales data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by the risk-off market sentiment as investors priced-in various global risks.

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