GBP EUR ahead of Bank of England Meeting Today

The Bank of England meet today and will decide on whether or not to raise interest rates. Although the central bank is expected to hold rates the markets will be interested in the minutes which will include how members vote and also the commentary coming from Governor Mark Carney. The economic data over the last months has been softer which has given the Monetary Policy Committee a good reason to hang fire. The ongoing uncertainty with Brexit is also being cited as being a...
Pound to Euro forecast following UK retail figures

Sterling Exchange Rates before UK Retail Sales Data

The pound remains under pressure despite the British government winning a series of votes in the House of Commons this week after a series of amendments had been put forward in the House of Lords. Things could be become interesting for the pound next week though as the Prime Minister had to make a last minute concession to some of her rebel conservatives who seek to keep Britain with as close ties as possible to the European Union. It would appear that what was...
GBP/EUR exchange rates remain in a tight range, Sterling just about winning the week so far

The Pound remains fragile

GBP/EUR - Sterling remains weak and it is the same old story. Brexit uncertainty. Top of the agenda is the Irish border deal, which is proving to be a point of contention. There seems to be little progress and talks could be elongated. There has been attempts to put a back stop plan in place, but even this is proving troublesome. Ideally the UK government would like to have a back stop deal ready for the EU summit due to commence on 28th June. I...

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 Best time in 4 months to sell Euros for Pounds

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...
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...
Spanish elections and the impact on the pound vs the euro

GBP/EUR Forecast – Sterling Finds Some Support After Last Week’s Heavy Losses (Matthew Vassallo)

The Pound has found a level of support against the Euro this week, following a poor run over the past couple of weeks. GBP/EUR rates are now trading back above 1.14, which will be welcomed by any clients looking to execute a GBP/EUR currency exchange over the coming days. It’s been well documented that the Pound has been under pressure of late. Investors quickly sold off their GBP currency position, when it became clear that the Bank of England (BoE) would not be raising interest rates...
Could GBP/EUR breach 1.13 this week?

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 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...