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As usual, most of the pound’s focus was on Brexit but this week there was a greater sense of optimism than there had been in a long time. There is a sense that Downing Street moving...

GBP: Q2 GDP growth in the UK came in at 0.4% as expected, but the accompanying numbers caused some problems for the pound. Business investment, which should have increased by 0.5%, fell by 0.7% in...

After a tough week last week, the pound did manage to strengthen by the Friday, hinting at the resilience it would show this week. Britain's opposition Labour party was preparing to give its...

The pound did not have the best start to the week after the previous Friday’s newspapers were full of Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s suggestions that house prices would fall by 34% in the...

The pound has found perhaps an unlikely ally in EU negotiator Michel Barnier. His optimism about the possibility of reaching a deal and positive outlook on plans coming from the UK helped to give...

Despite some major stats on the UK economic picture being released this week, it was once again Brexit that caused the most movement in the pound. The UK’s economic growth held steady at 0.4% and...

It was a slow start to the short week after the bank holiday. After some discontent over the Brexit guidance released by the government and rumblings of a leadership challenge by Boris Johnson for...

The release of the British government’s first 25 of its 80-plus papers addressing the management of a no-deal Brexit was the biggest mover and shaker this week. Whilst investors still see little...

The big news for the pound this week was the announcement of the Bank of England (BoE) to finally raise interest rates to 0.75%. Prior to the announcement on Thursday, there was little movement in...

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