Euro strengthens as ECB board member drops hint

We've seen the Euro strengthen during today's trading session, as a member of the European Central Bank has dropped a hint regarding next week's June ECB meeting. The ECB's Peter Praet has given us a strong hint during a speech in Berlin that next weeks meeting could see the ECB signal the end of their assett-purchasing programme. Some economists are expecting to see September as the cut off point which is actually an shorter time frame than initially expected. Personally, I'm expecting to see the...
Pound to Euro forecast Will Sterling make further gains against the Euro next week?

Pound to Euro rate hits a 1-month high as Euro weakens due to Italian...

The Euro fell another half a percent against the Pound yesterday, after news broke over the weekend that the expected Italian coalition government is no longer looking likely to form. There were expectations that the five star movement and League would form the coalition over the weekend, but the Italian President Sergio Mattarella cancelled talks after the coalition put forward Eurosceptic, Paolo Savona for finance minister. The markets were already weary of the unfolding's in Italy due to the populist and Eurosceptic leanings, along with...

Euro weakens as Italian Government fails to form – How may this impact Euro...

The on-going political crisis in Europe has now deepened as news hit the wires over the weekend that the Five star movement and League parties had failed to come to an agreement and form a Government for Italy, heightening political instability in Italy and leading to Euro weakness. This may now pave the way for fresh elections in Italy and will more than likely lead to another long period of uncertainty not only for Italian politics but also for the Eurozone as a whole. There are...

What to expect for Pound vs Euro next week

Sterling Euro exchange rates have remained in a very tight range during the course of this week and although we have seen a lot of movement against a number of different currencies the GBPEUR pair has hardly moved over the last few days. During the middle of the week UK inflation data showed a fall to 2.4% and this means there is less evidence to support an interest rate hike in the near future and this has caused the Pound to struggle against the single...
Sterling on shaky ground

GBP/EUR rates dependent on UK economic data and EU politics this week

So far the week has been fairly flat for GBP/EUR exchange rates once, but there is plenty of economic data due out over the next few days that should create some volatility. Tomorrow we have the release of U.K inflation figures  along with a flurry of data from the Eurozone as the morning progresses. Inflation in the U.K is expected to have dropped off a little, from 2.5% to 2.3% and this may result in a drop in the value of Sterling against the Euro if...
Pound to Euro rate: Italian debt a threat to the Euro

Italian Politics and a positive end to the week for the Pound

It appears as though Italian politics are causing the Euro a problem as the Pound has shown signs of improvement and even EURUSD exchange rates are close to their lowest levels in months. Both the Italian parties the 5 Star Movement and Lega have both proposed plans to leave the EU in the future and this is clearly a cause for concern. They have also suggested that they will look to increase pensions for older Italians as well as considering a plan to create an amnesty...
Pound Sterling exchange rate falls to 1.12s against the Euro on latest Brexit developments could GBPEUR rates fall further?

GBP EUR Strength – Will Rates Hit 1.15?

The pound has rallied against the Euro taking rates for GBP EUR to a high of 1.1451 today. The pound has actually seen a poor day against all of the major currencies the exception being the Euro. The pound has been supported against the Euro after positive employment and average earnings data performed well. Unemployment remains at 4.2% which sits at a 42 year low whilst average earnings overtook inflation, something the Bank of England has been very keen to see happen. After the bank...
Pound to Euro outlook Sterling hits one month low versus euro as Brexit negotiations come to a halt

Has GBP/EUR already hit its 2018 high, and what factors could drive its value...

The Pound to Euro exchange rate is currently trading around the 1.14 mark, after seeing a slight boost yesterday off the back of some positive data. After beginning yesterday's trading session closer to the 1.13 mark the Pound was boosted when the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced that UK unemployment sits at the record low of 4.2%, and that wage growth in the UK has outpaced the rate of inflation for the first time in a year. Despite this positive data the Pound to Euro...
Pound to Euro Forecast - Leadership Contest Drives GBP/EUR Rate Lower

GBPEUR remains range bound in the 1.13s

This morning the UK released their latest average earnings numbers and Europe released their latest GDP numbers and both economic data releases met the expectation. Due to there being no surprises GBPEUR exchange rates have remains fairly flat throughout the day. If anything the pound has made some minor gains against the euro and you could argue the fall in European production is the reasoning for this. GBPEUR exchange rates have been gradually falling over the last 2 weeks since Governor of the Bank of...

Important day for GBP/EUR exchange rates – U.K Unemployment and European growth figures the...

Today will be important for GBP/EUR exchange rates as we have the release of some key data for both the U.K and Europe which will no doubt have an impact on GBP/EUR exchange rates. First and foremost we haver U.K unemployment and average earnings figures which will be focussed on by investors, speculators and the Bank of England as economic data at present is extremely important for where we may head next with interest rates. A drop off in economic data for the U.K has recently...