Sterling slips on poor growth data

The Pound’s decent run against the Euro over the last week has now ended, and today we have seen the GBP/EUR rate drop away by a cent. We had seen it as high as €1.3920, however this morning UK GDP figures were released that disappointed, and as you can see from the chart below it has caused a gradual drop in the rate of exchange: 

Pound falls on GDP data 

This morning UK growth data was released, and it was lower than expected at 0.5%, confirming that the performance of the construction and manufacturing sectors are slowing. This has weakened Sterling and pulled exchange rates lower. 

What next for Pound/Euro rates? 

In my view Thursday is the next important day for GBP/EUR, with UK mortgage approvals and German Employment and inflation data. Following this on Friday, we have EU wide unemployment and inflation numbers, along with a UK measure of consumer confidence. 

 It’s still a pretty good time for those needing Euros however. Just a few weeks ago the rate was as low as €1.33, and despite the drop today the mid-market price is still above €1.38. 

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