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Latest 10 news items tagged Japan

Sterling (GBP) Slides on Disappointing GDP Published: 10 Jun at 5 PM 2019
<h2> Pound (GBP) Slumps as UK Manufacturing Output Falls to 17-Year Low</h2> The Pound (GBP) slumped on Monday after data revealed the UK economy shrank by -0.4% in April, and in the three months to April, GDP rose by 0.3%. Added to this data showed that the UK’s car manufacturing sector fell by 24% thanks to Brexit car factory shutdowns, which dragged overall manufacturing output down to a 17-year low. Meanwhile, think tank, NIESR warned that the UK economy could shrink by -0.2% in the second quarter of 2019 which...
British Pound Gains versus Most Majors as Hopes Rise for Optimism in Brexit Negotiations Published: 7 Sep at 2 PM 2018
Pound Sterling (GBP) Acceleration in Brexit negotiations could be just what the Pound needs to mount a more solid recovery, as the British currency recovered some of its recent losses versus most majors thanks to the past week’s Brexit developments. EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier took an optimistic tone about the UK and EU’s future relationship on Friday, saying the EU was open to alternative backstop plans for the issue of the Irish border and indicating the EU would still rather avoid a ‘no-deal Brexit scenario too. This...
Daily Pound Sterling Exchange Rate Update: GBP Struggles after UK GDP Growth Downgrade Published: 22 Feb at 4 PM 2018
Pound Sterling (GBP) Although the Pound has appreciated slightly against the US Dollar on 22nd February, elsewhere it has dropped by -0.3% against the Euro and by over 0.4% against the Australian Dollar and New Zealand Dollar. This generally poor performance comes after news that UK GDP growth readings have been revised down in Q4 2018, in addition to business investment being reported lower. The Office for National Statistics downgraded its GDP growth rate figures on the quarter and the year, while quarter-on-quarter Q4...
Daily Currency Update: Pound Slides as Bank of England (BoE) Downgrades Forecasts Published: 3 Aug at 4 PM 2017
Pound Sterling (GBP) The afternoon’s Sterling movements have been negative in virtually all cases. The Pound has fallen by over -0.8% against the Euro and US Dollar, as well as dropping by more than -1% against the New Zealand Dollar and Japanese Yen. This spread of poor exchange rates has been triggered by a gloomy set of statements from the Bank of England (BoE). After leaving interest rates at 0.25%, BoE officials stated that the 2017 and 2018 growth forecasts had been downgraded. Along with predictions of higher inflation...
European Central Bank (ECB) Hints at QE Discussions in Autumn Published: 20 Jul at 4 PM 2017
Pound Sterling (GBP) The Pound tumbled on Thursday as investors reacted to June’s UK retail sales results. UK retail sales actually beat expectations in both major prints. Month-on-month retail sales improved from -1.1% to 0.6% while yearly retail sales rose from 0.9% to 2.9%. However, analysts noted that the figures overall rounded off a flat performance for retail in the first half of 2017, amid a poor first quarter and a decent second quarter. The June retail sales boost was also more to do with hot weather than consumer...
Pound Sterling (GBP) Continues to be Sold on Post-Brexit Trade Fears Published: 4 Oct at 4 PM 2016
Pound Sterling (GBP) The Pound continued to be sold off against a majority of its major rivals throughout Tuesday’s session, as investors continued to adjust lower on the currency in reaction to Brexit comments made by UK officials. Indications that the UK government would not pursue access to the European Union’s single market after the Brexit weighed particularly heavily on Sterling throughout the day, causing it to hit its worst post-Referendum levels against many key currencies. Sterling struggled to hold its ground throughout...
GBP/USD Exchange Rate Makes Small Gains As Fed Postpones Rate Hike Published: 22 Sep at 10 AM 2016
Sterling The Pound (GBP) continued to fall against most of the majors yesterday amid continuing ‘Brexit’ fears. Sterling came under pressure amid concerns that UK growth could be hit by a perceived ‘hard Brexit’, as the government appears to be indicating that it will pursue tighter immigration controls over access to the single market. Further pressure has been placed on Sterling as a survey released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggested that the outlook among small and medium sized business is decidedly...
Pound (GBP) Rallies on Monday as Theresa May Named Next UK PM Published: 12 Jul at 2 PM 2016
Pound Sterling (GBP) The Pound surged upwards on Tuesday, extending on its Monday rally following news that Britain’s next Prime Minister would be in office far quicker than expected. The UK’s Conservative leadership contest had been whittled down to two finalists, Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May, last Thursday. These two were expected to campaign head to head until September, when the winner would be elected via a vote among all Conservative party members. However, the contest came to an abrupt halt on Monday after Leadsom...
?Brexit? Speculation Still Rife; AUD, NZD, CAD Strong on Risk-Appetite Published: 4 Jul at 1 PM 2016
Pound Sterling The Pound is gradually weakening after the latest construction sector PMI showed a significant decline in industry activity in the run-up to the UK’s ‘Brexit’ vote. While a weakening had been expected, economists weren’t expecting the sector to contract; the PMI dropped down to 46. This suggests that the UK’s construction industry will be battling referendum fallout from a more extreme position of weakness than first thought. The result has also raised fears that tomorrow’s services PMI could register a...
Exchange Rate News Today: GBP Softens, EUR Gains and USD Holding Steady Published: 23 Dec at 4 PM 2014
In general, the currency market has seen minimal activity as traders settle down for the Christmas period. However, the few active traders have reacted to certain events and, therefore, it is safe to assume that fractional movement would be greater proportionally. Pound Sterling (GBP) Exchange Rate Edges Lower on Cyber Anxieties Despite a complete absence of domestic data to provoke changes, the Pound softened against many of its major peers in response to a report from the Bank of England outlining UK banks’ vulnerability to...

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