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GBP Forecast – will we see a rate hike in August?

Bank of England

As forecast by my colleague Alastair rates have pushed back through the 1.14 level today following the latest Bank of England interest rate meeting. As expected, the central bank held its key base rate on hold at 0.5% but it…

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Sterling exchange rates strengthen following positive retail sales. Will it last?

Pound exchange rates have received a welcome boost this morning with strong retail sales figures, as predicted by my colleague Alastair yesterday. The week started poorly with weaker than forecast manufacturing data on Monday along with concerns surrounding Brexit pushing…

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Sterling moving higher ahead of Brexit vote

Today MPs are taking part in a debate ahead of a Brexit vote tomorrow. Specifically, they are voting on amendments by the house of Lords that want to make changes to the Brexit withdrawal bill. It was looking like perhaps the…

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Pound/Euro rises by 0.5% after strong UK Services data

Pound/Euro rates have recovered by half a point this morning. The gains have reversed the fall into the €1.13’s that we saw yesterday. Yesterday’s drop came after some poor manufacturing numbers. However this morning, rates have picked back up again into the mid €1.14’s. This…

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Sterling has strong end to the week

We have seen a decent end to the week for the Sterling. GBP/EUR has pushed back into the €1.14’s, and GBP/USD is back in the $1.33’s. Despite todays gains however, when you look back at the charts for the week,…

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