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Great Britain Pound Mixed as UK Enters New Lockdown

The Great Britain pound was mixed today after the United Kingdom has entered a new lockdown due to a surge of new coronavirus cases caused by the new strain of the COVID-19. The sterling fell against commodity currencies, gained on the US dollar, and was about flat versus other most-traded currencies.

Pound Firm Despite Fresh Bump in UK/EU Trade Negotiations

The Great Britain pound was firm today, rising against most of its major rivals, despite a fresh bump on the road to a post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Pound Rallies to 3-Year Highs Against Dollar on Brexit Deal Optimism

The Sterling pound today rallied to 3-year highs against the US dollar boosted by investor optimism about a potential Brexit deal boosted by Simon Coveney’s comments. The weak dollar also fueled the GBP/USD currency pair’s rally following yesterday’s US ADP employment change report, which missed analysts expectations.

Sterling Mixed on Hopes for Brexit Deal, Rising Manufacturing PMI

The Great Britain pound was mixed today, rising against some rivals but falling versus others, despite positive fundamentals. Hopes for the Brexit deal and a better-than-expected manufacturing report were providing support to the currency of the United Kingdom.

Pound Rallies to 12-Week Highs on AstraZeneca Vaccine, UK PMIs

The sterling pound today surged to 12-week highs against the dollar boosted by news of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine given that its a British/Swedish company. The GBP/USD currency pair later trimmed its gains after the dollar surged to new multi-month highs on upbeat US Flash PMIs released by Markit Economics.

Sterling Weak as Britain Prepares for Lockdown

The Great Britain pound was soft today, though it managed to gain on the Swiss franc. The major source of the sterling’s weakness was the news that the country will enter a second lockdown this week.

Great Britain Pound Firm Despite Falling Construction Index, Outlook for Monetary Easing

The Great Britain pound rose today despite the gloomy outlook and an unexpected drop in the construction index. While the sterling has lost its gains versus commodity currencies by now, it continued to trade above the opening level against other most-traded peers.

Sterling Pound Crashes Against the Dollar as Risk Appetite Dissipates

The Sterling pound today crashed against the US dollar as investor sentiment turned decisively bearish favouring the safe-haven greenback, which rallied. The GBP/USD currency pair today fell despite the release of upbeat UK retail sales data earlier in the session as investors fled riskier assets, including equities.

Sterling Gets Help from Strong Rebound in Services, Rally of Stocks

The Great Britain pound demonstrated a decent performance during Wednesday’s trading session, even though it was not among the strongest currencies on the Forex market. The sterling got support from the strong rebound of the UK service industry as well as a rally of British stocks.

Sterling Range-Bound Despite Upbeat UK Retail Sales and PMI Data

The Sterling pound today traded sideways against the US dollar despite the release of multiple positive macro prints from the UK docket in the London session. The GBP/USD currency pair traded in a tight range as investors worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit and the high chance of the second wave of coronavirus infections.

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