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Pound Gets Support from Britain’s Employment Data, Gains Limited by Brexit Concerns

The Great Britain pound rose against some currencies and traded about flat versus others today. British employment data provided support to the currency, but traders were reluctant to buy the sterling as the situation with the Brexit was very unclear.

Pound Rallies on Upbeat UK GDP and Positive Brexit Events

The Sterling pound today rallied to new 6-week highs following the release of upbeat monthly UK GDP estimate in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair recovered from Friday’s pullback amid renewed investor optimism that a hard Brexit could be avoided.

Euro Falls on Weak Eurozone Releases, Spikes Higher on ECB Speak

The euro today fell against the US dollar in the early European session following a series of weak releases from France, Germany and the eurozone. The EUR/USD currency pair extended its losses following the release of upbeat US GDP data before spiking higher on hawkish ECB comments then quickly falling back.

Surprising Growth of Britain’s Retail Sales Bolster Sterling

The Great Britain pound gained against other most-traded currencies today after Britain’s retail sales rose unexpectedly last month. The threat of a no-deal Brexit continues to hang over the currency, but the sterling largely ignored it today, paying more attention to the positive data.

Pound Rallies on Upbeat UK Inflation, Drops on Recession Fears

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early London session following the release of the latest UK inflation data, which beat expectations. The GBP/USD currency pair later trimmed its gains as fears of a recession in the UK hit investors following the inversion of the UK yield curve for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.

Pound Crashes to New 2-Year Lows as UK Q2 GDP Disappoints

The Sterling pound today crashed to fresh 2-year lows after the latest UK GDP report indicated that the country’s economy shrunk 0.2% in the second quarter. The GBP/USD currency pair was also weighed down by other weak UK macro releases including the disappointing industrial production data.

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.

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