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EUR to GBP Exchange Rate Surges on Macron’s First Round French Election Win

24 Apr 2017 at 10 AM - Written by Ben Hughes

When markets opened on Monday morning, the Euro surged as investors scrambled to buy it following the results of Sunday’s French vote. The first round of France’s Presidential election ended with pro-EU Emmanuel Macron in first, giving the Euro to British Pound exchange rate a huge boost. EUR/GBP plunged from 0.8474 to 0.8368 last week, losing a cent when it was confirmed that Britain would have a general election on the...

CATEGORIES: Currency Predictions Euro Pound Forecasts

GBP USD Exchange Rate Slides after Sharp UK Sales Contraction

21 Apr 2017 at 1 PM - Written by David Woodsmith

After March’s UK retail sales data proved worse than expected the Pound US Dollar exchange rate came under renewed pressure. Investors were wrong-footed to find that sales had contracted -1.8% on the month, indicating that consumers have started to dramatically cut back on spending. With inflationary pressure set to mount further over the coming months, even as wage growth stagnates, sales are likely to see continued...

CATEGORIES: Dollar Pound Forecasts

GBP to NZD Exchange Rate Falls Back from Highs on Disappointing UK Sales Data

21 Apr 2017 at 12 PM - Written by Tim Boyer

This week has seen significant gains in the Pound to New Zealand Dollar exchange rate, but the pair was unable to hold its weekly highs on Friday as the latest UK retail sales data came in well below expectations. GBP/NZD began the week trending at the level of 1.7896 and on Tuesday the pair gained around three cents in value. The pair hit a 2017 high of 1.8321 on Thursday which was also its best level since August 2016. At the...

CATEGORIES: Currency Predictions Pound New Zealand Dollar Forecasts

GBP JPY Exchange Rate Tumbles as UK Retail Sales Plummet

21 Apr 2017 at 11 AM - Written by James Fuller

The Pound Japanese Yen (GBP JPY) exchange rate tumbled from its best levels this morning following the shocking collapse of UK Retail Sales figures last month. Sterling softened as data released by the ONS showed that sales contracted to -1.8% in March, a major decline from the 1.7% sales growth seen the month before and a far larger decline than the drop to -0.2% that had been forecast by economists. The disappointing data...

CATEGORIES: Japanese Yen Forecasts

GBP INR Exchange Rate Volatility Forecast on UK Retail Sales Data

20 Apr 2017 at 5 PM - Written by Ben Hughes

Markets have continued to bet on the prospect of the Conservatives returning to power with a larger majority in the June general election, keeping the Pound Indian Rupee (GBP INR) exchange rate on a stronger footing. There are hopes that Theresa May would have the freedom to push for a softer Brexit if the influence of Eurosceptic backbenchers is reduced. This speculation has seen the Pound trending higher across the board...

CATEGORIES: Currency Predictions Pound Rupee Forecasts

GBP AUD Exchange Rate Steady as UK General Election Campaigning Begins

20 Apr 2017 at 3 PM - Written by Ben Hughes

The Pound Australian Dollar (GBP AUD) exchange rate continues to hold close to the best levels it struck earlier this week as UK politicians begin the first day of campaigning ahead of the snap election in June. Sterling sentiment has shot up since the early election was first announced on Tuesday, with markets speculating that the Conservatives are likely to claim a landslide victory, granting Prime Minister Theresa May with a...

CATEGORIES: Australian Dollar Forecasts Currency Predictions

GBP to EUR Exchange Rate Slips on Rising Hopes for Macron Win in French Election

20 Apr 2017 at 11 AM - Written by Frank Davies

The Pound to Euro exchange rate fell from its weekly highs on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. While Sterling sentiment remains solid, the Euro has seen an increase in demand causing the pair to slip. GBP/EUR began this week trending at the level of 1.1799. On Tuesday the pair gained over a cent and on Wednesday hit 1.1990 – its best level since after the Brexit vote last year. On Thursday GBP/EUR trended slightly...

CATEGORIES: Daily Currency Updates Euro Pound Forecasts

GBP ZAR Exchange Rate Surges on UK Election Speculation

19 Apr 2017 at 3 PM - Written by Toni Johnson

The GBP ZAR exchange rate has surged over the last 24 hours following the surprise announcement from Prime Minister Theresa May that she is seeking to hold an early general election on the 8th of June. In her announcement the PM reasoned that her decision to call an early election was due to the political split in parliament saying that while ‘the country is coming together, Westminster is not’ and that she hoped the...

CATEGORIES: Pound Rand Forecasts

USD to GBP Exchange Rate Slumps after UK General Election Announced

19 Apr 2017 at 1 PM - Written by Ben Hughes

Tuesday saw major losses in the US Dollar to British Pound exchange rate as investors poured into the Pound following a surprise announcement that a UK general election would be held on the 8th of June. USD/GBP opened this week at the level of 0.7985 and has since plunged to a 2017 low of 0.7778. This was the pair’s lowest level since September 2016. USD/GBP continues to trend in the region of 0.77 on Wednesday. The US...

CATEGORIES: Currency Predictions Pound Dollar Forecasts

Can the GBP AUD Exchange Rate Hold onto its Election Rally?

19 Apr 2017 at 9 AM - Written by John Cameron

Although some of Sterling’s bullishness faded as markets adjusted to Theresa May’s surprise call for a snap general election the GBP AUD exchange rate remained on a stronger footing. Investors are betting that the Conservatives will be able to secure an increased majority in a June election, limiting the parliamentary push-back against the Prime Minister’s Brexit plans. Even so, if opposition parties lose some of...

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