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Pound Sterling Latest: EU Make "Constructive Move" to Further Talks but UK still…

20 October, 2020 |

The door to further gains in the British Pound were opened by developments at the start of the week that saw the EU and UK effectively commit to an intensification of Brexit trade negotiations, erasing fears that the UK would walk away from talks.


Pound Sterling sees a Brexit Deal Ahead, Goes Higher against Euro. Dollar at Start of the …

19 October, 2020 |

The British Pound starts the new week trading higher against the Euro, Dollar and other currencies in a sign that the foreign exchange market is not buying into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's threat to walk away from talks.


Pound Sterling Volatile after Johnson says Australia-style Trade Deal Likely, but Downside…

16 October, 2020 |

The British Pound experienced turbulence ahead of the weekend after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded to an ongoing impasse with the EU in efforts to secure a free trade deal.


Pound Sterling: Macron's Fighting Talk on Fishing Spurs a Retreat against the Euro and Dol…

15 October, 2020 |

British Pound volatility extended into a key meeting of EU leaders on Thursday where ongoing Brexit trade negotiations would be discussed, with the +1.0% gains recorded against the Euro and Dollar at one stage on Wednesday giving way to losses.


Pound-to-Dollar Week Ahead Forecast: "Maintain a Negative Bias" says Commerzbank…

18 October, 2020 |

The Pound-to-Dollar rate could be set to underperform as an elevated ‘no deal’ Brexit threat encourages investor caution, but absent a clear end of efforts to reach a trade agreement, Sterling may take its lead more from appetite for the Dollar and risk assets than it does the Brexit drama.


Dollar's Safety Sought Amidst Fresh Jobs Market Warning and Fears of Lengthy Stimulus Dela…

15 October, 2020 |

The U.S. Dollar is in demand amidst market disappointment that U.S. politicians are unlikely to reach a stimulus deal before the November election and fresh signs that trends in the country's jobs market are heading in the wrong direction.


Pound-Dollar Rate Hopes for a Brexit Deal as Charts Warn of Return to May Lows

14 October, 2020 |

The Pound-to-Dollar exchange rate was in recovery mode Wednesday on elevated hopes that Brexit trade talks will continue beyond a self-imposed UK deadline, but recent losses have left it rudderless and taking in water on the charts, which are now warning of a fall back to May lows.


Odds of a pre-Election U.S. Stimulus Bill is Low says Natwest & Barclays

12 October, 2020 |

Analysts at Natwest Markets and Barclays have told clients the likelihood of a market-boosting U.S. stimulus bill being presented ahead of the November vote are low.