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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.

Sterling Crashes to New 27-Month Lows on Hard Brexit Fears

The Sterling pound today fell to new 27-month lows against the US dollar as markets reacted to a poor UK jobs report and the uncertain British political environment. The GBP/USD currency pair was also adversely affected by comments from the two remaining Conservative Party candidates saying that the Irish backstop was dead.

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.

US Dollar Mixed on PPI, Index Slips Below 97

The US dollar is mixed against most currencies at the end of the trading week, driven by the latest inflation numbers. The greenback is also finding direction on expectations that the central bank will cut interest rates at the end of the month, according to signals during this week’s semi-annual testimony in front of Congress and latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes.

British Pound Extends Gains Following Carney’s Upbeat Speech

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar following Mark Carney‘s speech at a press conference following the release of the UK’s financial stability report for July. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied higher driven by the greenback’s overall weakness as markets continue to price-in future rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve.

Pound Mixed After Slew of Economic Reports

The Great Britain pound was mixed today, falling against some rivals while rising versus others. Such behavior is not surprising, considering that Britain’s macroeconomic data released over the trading session was mixed as well. The sterling was trying to erase losses but currently is not successful.

Great Britain Pound Falls with Retail Sales

The Great Britain pound was weak on Tuesday amid risk aversion on the Forex market. Domestic macroeconomic data was not doing the sterling any favors either.

US Dollar Ends Week Firm on US-China Ceasefire, Nonfarm Payrolls

The US dollar ended the week with gains against the majority of most-traded currencies, though not against the Canadian dollar. The US-China trade ceasefire and positive US employment data were the main contributors to the greenback’s rally.

Sterling Weakest on Forex After String of Bad PMIs

The Great Britain pound was the weakest major currency on the Forex market today. The main reason for that was the string of bad PMI reports, which led to concerns that Britain’s economic growth slowed in the second quarter of 2019.

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