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US Dollar Ends Week Strong, Commodity Currencies Outperform

The US dollar ended the week relatively strong against most other major currencies thanks to the hawkish minutes of the Federal Reserve. Yet commodity currencies, including the Australian and New Zealand dollars but excluding the Canadian dollar, outperformed the greenback.

Pound Trades Sideways on Failed Brexit Talks and Weak UK Retail Sales

The British pound today traded sideways against the US dollar following the failed Brexit talks during yesterday’s meetings between EU leaders and British PM Theresa May. The pound was further weighed down by the release of the latest UK retail sales data in the early European session, which missed expectations by a significant margin.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Inflation Data Amid Brexit Summit

The British pound today fell significantly against the dollar following the release of the latest UK inflation data, which missed expectations. The pound was also weighed down by the ongoing European Union Brexit summit, which is not expected to result in a deal.

Sterling Pound Rallies on Positive Brexit News and UK Jobs Data

The Sterling pound today rallied higher after the release of positive UK jobs data especially the unexpected increase in wages in the three months to August. The GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was initially triggered by comments from Germany’s Europe minister who stated that the likelihood of a Brexit deal was high.

Pound Opens Sharply Lower on Negative Brexit News

The Great Britain pound opened sharply lower today on negative Brexit news. Currently, the sterling is trying to crawl back to the Friday’s close.

British Pound Rallies on Brexit Progress Despite Weak UK Macro Data

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar from the early European session as it emerged that the European Union and the UK were about to reach a Brexit deal. The GBP/USD currency pair was further boosted by the fact that the US warned China against devaluing its currency, which did not favor the greenback.

Pound Drops on Brexit Fears & Negative Data, Bounces Later

The Great Britain pound behaved similarly to the Australian dollar and several other currencies, falling intraday but rising later. Negative macroeconomic data was likely responsible for the initial drop, though the Brexit fears also likely played a role.

Pound Retreats as Brexit Optimism Wanes

The Great Britain pound declined today as optimism about a trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union started to wane.

Great Britain Pound Gains on Positive Brexit News

The Great Britain pound gained today on news that Ireland backed the Brexit plans of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May that would allow to avoid a border on the island. The currency was unable to outperform the very strong Japanese yen, though.

Great Britain Pound Up After Brexit News

The Great Britain pound gained on its most-traded rivals today on the reports that the United Kingdom is willing to compromise to reach a trade deal with the European Union. The currency has trimmed its gains by now but was trading above the opening level against most peers, though retreated to the opening level versus the US dollar.

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