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The pound to euro exchange had slowly been moving back towards the 1.15’s following a couple of weeks around the 1.17’s. Then Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made a speech which helped fuel confidence for the pound and just shows how we should never take rates too much for granted. Exchange rates for the pound and euro are predicted to move back towards the 1.15 and 1.16’s next month due to the German election which should give rise to Euro strength.
The euro has found favour lately as the eurozone returns to growth and confidence returns. This confidence it must be said is mainly present in Germany and France, it is not necessarily filtering through to the rest of the eurozone just yet. But investors have confidence that on the current trajectory this will be achieved and eventually Greece and Spain will start to recover.
Sterling looks set to remain well supported but under pressure. I expect the trading ranges on GBPEUR to be 1.14-1.18. Of course the actual levels we see will depend on how the market digests certain pieces of information and the impact of certain unknown factors such as the Syrian crisis.
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