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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.

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.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Manufacturing Data and Strong US Dollar

The British pound today fell against the US dollar following the release of weak UK manufacturing data by Markit Economics failing to capitalize on Friday’s bullish attempt. The GBP/USD currency pair was under pressure from the revitalized greenback following the pause in trade hostilities announced by the US and China over the weekend.

Pound Falls on Political Uncertainty and Weak UK Data, Later Rallies

The British pound today fell to its daily lows in the mid-London session as investors reacted to the release of the weak UK public sector finances data. The GBP/USD currency pair was also weighed down by the political uncertainty in the UK as investors deal with the prospect of a hard Brexit.

Sterling Rallies on USD Weakness, Falls on Dovish BoE Decision

The British pound today fell from its daily highs in the mid-London session following the dovish outlook painted by the Bank of England following its rate decision. The GBP/USD currency pair had rallied to its daily highs earlier in the session by riding on the wave of broad US dollar weakness following yesterday’s dovish FOMC statement.

Pound Rallies After UK Inflation Meets Consensus Estimates

The British pound today rallied higher in the early London session following the release of the latest UK inflation data, which was in line with consensus estimates. The GBP/USD currency pair extended yesterday’s gains and rallied into the American session to print new weekly highs driven by positive investor sentiment.

Pound Rallies on Upbeat Jobs Data Amid Leadership Concerns

The British pound today rallied higher following the release of upbeat UK jobs data in the early London session despite the political uncertainty in the country. The GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was limited by investor fears that a pro-Brexit leader could succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister and push for a hard Brexit.

Sterling Falls on Weak UK Data As Tory Leadership Contest Heats Up

The Sterling pound today fell almost to one-week lows after the release of a raft of disappointing macro data from the UK docket such as the April GDP print. The GBP/USD currency pair remains under pressure as the Conservative Party‘s search for a successor to the outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May officially kicks off.

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