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Sterling Soft on Brexit Fears, Government Spending Plans

The Great Britain pound was extremely weak today, falling against all other most-traded currencies with the exception of safer ones, like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc (but not the US dollar, which outperformed the sterling). According to market analysts, the main reasons for the drop were Brexit fears and concerns about government spending plans.

Euro Strengthens As ECB Expands Stimulus Program to $1.5 Trillion

The euro is strengthening against its currency rivals on Thursday after the central bank expanded its pandemic bond-buying initiative by several hundred billion dollars. Policymakers are trying to throw everything at the bearish regional economy to help stop the bleeding and prevent the eurozone from slipping deeper into a recession. Will this be enough to reverse the eurozone market’s downward trend?

Euro Surges on Massive Stimulus Package to Support Economy

The euro is surging midweek after the European Union announced a monumental €750 billion ($826.5 billion) to support the eurozone economy. The region faces the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, which comes as many trade bloc members already faced anemic growth before the pandemic.

Great Britain Pound Gains on Majors, Falls vs. Commodity Currencies

The Great Britain pound gained on its major rivals but fell versus commodity currencies amid risk appetite prevailing during today’s trading session. News from the United Kingdom itself was relatively good as well, with retail sales improving slightly and the central bank refraining from promising negative interest rates.

British Pound Mixed on Sliding Inflation, First-Ever Negative-Yielding Bond

The British pound is trading mixed against its G10 currency competitors midweek as investors comb through the influx of April inflation data. For the first time in the nation’s history, the United Kingdom sold a negative-yielding bond, meaning that the government is being paid to borrow. In the post-Coronavirus economy, this might be the new norm for a myriad of nations around the world.

Euro Among Weakest After Dire Macroeconomic Data

The euro was among the weakest currencies on the Forex market today after the release of a bunch of extremely poor macroeconomic reports and a very pessimistic economic forecast. While the currency has trimmed its losses by now, it is still trading lower against the vast majority of the most-traded currencies. The one exception was the Great Britain pound, which was even weaker than the euro.

Great Britain Pound Soft After Economic Data, PM Statement

The Great Britain pound rallied against the very weak commodity currencies but fell against majors today. The sterling was under pressure from extremely poor domestic macroeconomic data and Brexit worries but had some support from hopes for an end of the quarantine period.

Great Britain Pound Soft After Retail Sales, Tries to Hold Ground

The Great Britain pound was soft today, erasing its earlier gains versus commodity currencies. The reason for the currency’s underwhelming performance was a worse-than-expected retail sales report. But the sterling did not perform particularly poorly despite the rather negative data and even managed to hold gains against a number of currencies, including the euro and the Swiss franc.

Euro Recovers After Mixed Economic Data, Supported by Plans for Easing Lockdown

The euro opened sharply higher today but has erased losses against the majority of its most-traded peers by now. The traders’ cautious mood was weighing on the currency, but hopes about an end to lockdown in the foreseeable future were supporting the euro. Eurozone macroeconomic data released over Monday’s trading session was mixed.

Sterling Extremely Volatile After BoE Emergency Interest Rate Cut, Disappointing GDP

The Great Britain pound was extremely volatile today. The main reason for the currency’s sharp moves was an emergency interest rate cut from the Bank of England. The sterling sank immediately after the announcement, recovered quickly afterward but backed off a bit after a release of a bunch of disappointing macroeconomic reports, including GDP print.

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