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Sterling softer against the Euro but stronger against the US Dollar

Pound Sterling Since the Bank of England first linked the UK unemployment rate to interest rate increases the monthly jobs data has been of particular interest. If today’s report confirms that the unemployment rate fell to 7.1 per cent in March the Pound may climb. As it stands Sterling is softer against the Euro but stronger against the US Dollar. US Dollar As the situation in the Ukraine becomes increasingly tense, the safe-haven US Dollar has strengthened against several of its major...

US Dollar extends advance overnight

US Dollar Yesterday the US Dollar was boosted by unexpectedly strong retail sales figures. Overnight the ‘Buck’ extended its advance on almost all of its rivals as investors wait for Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen to speak at a financial conference. Today’s US consumer price index could trigger volatility in the world’s most traded currency. Pound Sterling Ahead of the release of UK inflation figures the Pound was a little softer against the US Dollar and Euro. The British currency could fluctuate...

Sterling advanced over the weekend

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Foreign Exchange report   Pound Sterling The Pound is trading higher against the Euro as tensions in Ukraine escalated over the weekend and as the President of the European Central Bank warned that the continuingly strong Euro will need the ECB to introduce monetary stimulus measures. Sterling was also supported by a report released over the weekend which showed that UK house prices advanced again this month. With a lack of data for the UK due today we can expect the currency...

USD hits 4 and a half year low on the Pound

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Compare fx daily foreign exchange update   US Dollar The US Dollar weakened further against its major peers following last night’s publication of the Federal Reserve’s March meeting minutes.  The currency fell as the minutes highlighted concerns over persistent low inflation and the lack of direction as to when interest rates will rise. After the minutes were published the ‘Greenback’ fell to a fresh four-and-a-half year low against the Pound. Pound Sterling The Pound was trading weaker against its major peers ahead of today’s...

Pound Surge

Forex currency update at Compare Money Transfer Pound Sterling The Pound surged against the Euro and US Dollar this morning after a report showed that UK pay growth accelerated at its fastest pace in almost seven years at the end of the first quarter. The rise came as businesses reported increased demand from overseas. Sterling was also bolstered by better-than expected Industrial and Manufacturing Production data comes which came in strongly. US Dollar The US Dollar fell against the majority of its peers...

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Canada posted its first trade surplus in five months

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Currency update and latest news on the major currencies Canadian Dollar The Canadian Dollar strengthened yesterday after it received support from a better-than-expected trade balance report. Canada posted its first trade surplus in five months.  According to Statistics Canada, the trade surplus came in at C$290 million in February. In the first month of the year the nation posted a trade deficit of C$340 million. The surplus figure was better than the C$ 200 million economists had been expecting. Pound Sterling The Pound...

ECB Vice President: Eurozone will avoid suffering from deflation

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Major currencies news update at send money home   The Euro The Euro edged higher against the Pound and other peers after European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said that the Eurozone will avoid suffering from deflation as the region’s recovery continues. The currency also found support from a report which showed that unemployment in the Eurozone eased slightly in February. According to Eurostat the unemployment rate softened to 11.9% meaning that 18.97 million people across the region are out of...

Rand Currency sees dramatic increase

See our daily foreign exchange currency update written by our currency specialists at send money home South African Rand The Rand is on course to reach a weekly high against the US Dollar as global risk sentiment improved and as investors look ahead to today’s interest rate decision. With the Rand’s recovery odds have increased that the South African Central Bank will choose to leave rates unchanged. Pound Sterling The Pound is trading at its highest level in two-weeks against the Euro due...

The ‘Aussie’ extends last week’s gains

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  Australian Dollar The ‘Aussie’ extended last week’s gains after investors maintained their bets that the Central Bank will increase interest rates within a year as the economy improves. Gains were tempered however due to the release of data which showed that manufacturing softened for a fifth consecutive month in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner. Pound Sterling The Pound made its biggest decline in four-months against the US Dollar over the weekend as investors saw the Bank of England and US Federal Reserve...

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