Daily Market Brief – 6 November 2015

BOE Hammering! Sterling loses two cents to Euro and Dollar

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November 6th: Highlights

  • Bank of England deals blow to Sterling
  • Pound loses two cents versus euro and dollar
  • UK industrial production drops
  • Bad week for China and Canada

Sterling Comment

We saw an action packed day in the currency markets, with the second ‘Super Thursday’ for the Bank of England. The Pound started at two and a half month highs against the Euro. However, news that UK inflation is probably not going to rise much past 1% until the end of next year gave the impression of no interest rate rise anytime soon. This caused Sterling to lose a whooping two cents against both the single currency. GBP/EUR is currently trading around 1.3942, which is still close to multi year highs.

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GBP/USD has fallen to 1.5159 levels, dropping 1.2% following the dovish tone struck by Mark Carney yesterday. In breaking news just released, industrial production dropped by a bigger than expected 0.2% in September, month on month, however UK manufacturers chalked up a 0.8% increase in output, up from 0.6% that was forecasted. If you have any end of week transfers, log on and compare live quotes today.

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Global Highlights

EUR/USD exchange rates were little changed, moving around 1.08700. Yesterday, the US Dept of Labor delivered a report showing the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits increased to over 275,000 from last week’s figure of 260,000.

It’s been a tricky week for China, losing ground to most of its peers. The country continues to deal with the effect of low commodity prices and the fallout of the market crash.

The Aussie Dollar performed steady against the Dollar at 0.7142, while the Kiwi Dollar gained 0.39% against Cable to 0.6618

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