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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.

Euro Gains on German Factory Orders, US Dollar’s Woes

The euro fell against safer currencies, like the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen, but gained on other most-traded rivals, including the US dollar, the Great Britain pound, and commodity currencies. Surprisingly, that did not include the New Zealand dollar, which turned out to be one of the strongest currencies during Friday’s trading session.

Euro Soft amid Raging Coronavirus Fear

The euro declined today against other most-traded currencies as markets remained in the grip of coronavirus epidemic fear, which made traders less willing to risk and prefer safer currencies to riskier ones. Germany released a report on its economic growth during today’s session but markets largely ignored it.

Euro Flat-to-Higher Despite Slump of German Manufacturing Orders

The euro was flat today and even gained on some of its rivals despite the slump of German manufacturing orders. The likely reason for the decent performance was the positive market sentiment.

Great Britain Pound Recovers After Falling on Brexit Fears

The Great Britain pound recovered a bit today following yesterday’s slump caused by returning Brexit fears. The rebound was nowhere near enough to eliminate the Monday’s losses, though. Macroeconomic data showed a small improvement in Britain’s economy.

Sterling Remains Strongest After CBI Manufacturing Report

The Great Britain pound continued to be the strongest currency on the Forex market thanks to domestic macroeconomic data. Today, a manufacturing report from the Confederation of British Industry was the reason for the sterling’s amazing performance.

Great Britain Pound Strongest After Employment Report

The Great Britain pound was the strongest major currency on the Forex market today. The reason for the sterling’s stellar performance was the employment report, which showed record employment among Britons.

Great Britain Pound Soft After BoE Governor Hints at Interest Rate Cut

The Great Britain pound dropped today, though by now it has managed to trim losses against some of its rivals. The main reason for the decline were comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney that suggested a possible interest rate cut. Continuing Brexit uncertainty was also hurting the currency.

Sterling Skyrockets After Conservatives Win in UK Election

The Great Britain pound soared today after the landslide victory of the Conservative party in the UK election. With Conservatives securing a majority in the House of Commons, chances for disorderly Brexit fell dramatically, though hard Brexit remains a possibility. Currently, the sterling has trimmed its gains but is still trading far above the opening level.

Great Britain Pound Sinks on Extremely Poor PMIs

The Great Britain pound was the worst-performing major currency today, falling against all other most-traded rivals. The currency was heading to the biggest weekly loss in almost three weeks. The reason for the poor performance were extremely poor PMI figures, which made economists speculate that Britain’s economy will face a contraction in the fourth quarter of this year.

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