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After the drama of US President Trump’s visit, including an attack on Theresa May’s Brexit plan, sterling had a tricky week. The prime minister amended a parliamentary bill to appease ultra-...

The pound started the week well, possibly due to optimism following the crunch Cabinet meeting about Brexit at Chequers at the end of last week, where an agreement was announced. The peace was...

The pound finished last week relatively strong, thanks to stronger than expected economic data. The second revision to first quarter gross domestic product in Britain put growth at 0.2% instead of...

The slightly more hawkish approach of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee last week gave the pound a slight boost. This optimism wasn’t carried into the beginning of this week, with...

Ecostats throughout the week and Tuesday’s debate in the House of Commons over amendments to the EU withdrawal bill have all had effects on the pound, this week. UK production data was...

Manufacturing PMI came in at 54.4, half a point higher on the month and nearly a point above forecast. Sterling strengthened by an average of 0.6% after the announcement and adding three quarters...

The end of last week brought two important and apparently contradictory UK ecostats which meant the pound had a mixed reaction. First up was April's retail sales, which were supposed to have...

It was a busy week for the pound. Public sector borrowing in Britain was less than forecast for April while the CBI's Industrial Trends Survey showed an unexpected slowing in factory orders. The...

The pound was this week boosted by the potential certainty arising from the imminent government White Paper on Brexit. In addition, the previous month’s employment data gave some hope. Total...

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