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Latest Articles by Toni Johnson at Currency News UK

Latest Articles by Toni Johnson

The most recent currency news items written by author Toni Johnson.

Pound to Australian Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast: UK Employment Lifts Sterling and GBP/AUD Today

17 Aug 2017 at 6 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

Pound to Australian Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast: UK Employment Lifts Sterling and GBP/AUD Today
The Pound to Australian Dollar exchange rate has reversed losses seen earlier today to trade 0.21 per cent higher on Thursday 17th August, quoted at 1.62841 into evening trade. This move comes despite many analysts seeing further Aussie strength in the near-term. Manuel Oliveri of Credit Agricole said "Higher-yielders such as the AUD...

CATEGORIES: Pound Australian Dollar Forecasts

Dovish Fed Comments Lead to USD JPY Exchange Rate Slump

8 Aug 2017 at 1 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

Dovish Fed Comments Lead to USD JPY Exchange Rate Slump
Remarks of two Fed policymakers have weakened the US Dollar today, leading to a drop to 110.4200 against the Japanese Yen. USD JPY Decline Triggered by Downplayed Interest Rate Hike Odds On a relatively quiet week for US economic announcements, the US Dollar has slipped against the Japanese Yen by -0.3%. This weakness has come from a...

CATEGORIES: Japanese Yen Forecasts

GBP EUR Exchange Rate Slides over Concerns for Brexit Negotiations

7 Aug 2017 at 11 AM - Written by Toni Johnson

GBP EUR Exchange Rate Slides over Concerns for Brexit Negotiations
The Pound Euro (GBP EUR) exchange rate tumbled at the start of this week’s session following reports that the UK’s Brexit negotiations ‘have not begun well’. Brexit Negotiations Concerns Weigh on Pound (GBP) Sterling stumbled in early trade this morning following suggestions that ‘differences’ in the UK government were...

CATEGORIES: Pound Euro Forecasts

GBP/USD Rises on ‘Super Thursday’ After Services PMI Beats Forecasts

3 Aug 2017 at 11 AM - Written by Toni Johnson

GBP/USD Rises on ‘Super Thursday’ After Services PMI Beats Forecasts
The British Pound to US Dollar exchange rate has struck a fresh 11-month high today in anticipation of the upcoming Bank of England (BoE) releases. GBP/USD is trading at $1.3251, supported also by a stronger-than-expected uptick in the UK’s latest services PMI. Britain’s dominant sector saw the purchasing manager’s index from...

CATEGORIES: Pound Dollar Forecasts

US Political Pressure Boosts GBP/JPY despite UK Construction Weakness

2 Aug 2017 at 2 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

US Political Pressure Boosts GBP/JPY despite UK Construction Weakness
The Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen exchange rate is notching up strong gains today after dovishness from a Bank of Japan (BOJ) board member, even though UK construction data leaves much to be desired. GBP/JPY is now trending around 146.66. UK Construction PMI Hits 11-Month Low but GBP Strengthens Despite the presence of negative UK...

CATEGORIES: Pound Yen Forecasts

GBP AUD Exchange Rate Soars as RBA Warns of Pressures on the Australian Economy

1 Aug 2017 at 10 AM - Written by Toni Johnson

GBP AUD Exchange Rate Soars as RBA Warns of Pressures on the Australian Economy
The Pound Australian Dollar (GBP AUD) exchange rate jumped last night as RBA voted to hold interest rates at a record low of 1.5%. Australian Dollar’s (AUD) Slumps Following RBA Rate Decision The ‘Aussie’ initially rallied overnight on Monday as an unexpected rise in Australia’s latest Manufacturing PMI and a 7% jump in iron ore...

CATEGORIES: Pound Australian Dollar Forecasts

GBP AUD Exchange Rate Mounts Recovery as Retail Sales Pick up in July

27 Jul 2017 at 12 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

GBP AUD Exchange Rate Mounts Recovery as Retail Sales Pick up in July
The Pound Australian Dollar (GBP AUD) exchange rate has rallied this morning, recouping around half a cent in the losses which the pairing posted overnight on Wednesday. Pound (GBP) Rallies as CBI Reports Jump in Retail Sales The Pound managed to recoup some of its overnight losses against the Australian Dollar this morning following...

CATEGORIES: Pound Australian Dollar Forecasts

GBP/EUR Advances despite Soft GDP Data as Markets Await FOMC Meeting

26 Jul 2017 at 12 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

GBP/EUR Advances despite Soft GDP Data as Markets Await FOMC Meeting
The Pound Sterling to Euro exchange rate has been able to gain around 0.2% to trend in the region of 1.1210 today. This is despite the fact that the latest UK GDP figures have shown that the economy remains on sluggish form, with only a small rise recorded after the sharp first-quarter slowdown. UK GDP Rises to 0.3% in Second Quarter;...

CATEGORIES: Pound Euro Forecasts

USD/JPY Rises as US Consumer Confidence Hits Second-Highest Level Since 2000

25 Jul 2017 at 4 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

USD/JPY Rises as US Consumer Confidence Hits Second-Highest Level Since 2000
A combination of strong US data and caution from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has allowed the US Dollar to Japanese Yen exchange rate to climb 0.3%. USD/JPY is now trending around 111.5300. US Dollar Rises as US Consumer Confidence Shows Strong Rise After weakening throughout the morning, the US Dollar has quickly recovered losses after...

CATEGORIES: American Dollar Forecasts

GBP USD Update: Continued US Uncertainty Drags US Dollar Down

21 Jul 2017 at 3 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

GBP USD Update: Continued US Uncertainty Drags US Dollar Down
The Pound has pushed through negative UK news today, advancing by 0.2% against the US Dollar. GBP News: Sterling Recovers after Trader Panic on Government Borrowing The Pound has been on a rollercoaster ride today, initially trading around 1.2962 against the US Dollar due to concerns about public sector borrowing. In June, the...

CATEGORIES: Pound Dollar Forecasts