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UK currency is at 7-month minimum ahead of Brexit vote
On Wednesday, the UK currency approached a seven month minimum because Prime Minister Theresa May’s government had another crucial vote on Brexit.
The currency pair GBP/USD reached a minimum of 1.3148. This value hasn’t been observed since November 16.
The British Parliament had the EU withdrawal bill passed. That’s the British government’s key piece of Brexit set of laws.
The main UK currency was almost intact versus the common currency. The currency pair EUR/GBP demonstrated an outcome of 0.8789.
Market sentiment was still cautious due to the fact that concerns as for a heated trade clash between China and America continued.
Worries as for trade clashes mounted on Tuesday right after the Chinese government warned that it would fight back after American leader Donald Trump had threatened to have a 10% duty imposed on $200 billion of China’s goods.
The moves backed worries among market participants that the world’s two leading economies could be involved in another fierce trade conflict.
It’s apparent that uncertainty as for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement as well as worries as for duties that the Trump administration has put on EU trading partners also contributed to investors’ anxiety.
The USD index, employed to evaluate the greenback’s strength against several key currencies, jumped by 0.17% trading at 94.81, which is not far from Friday’s eleven-month maximum of 95.13.
The evergreen buck ascended versus the Japanese yen. The currency pair USD/JPY rallied to 110.12, drifting away from Tuesday’s more than one-week minimum of 109.54.
The Japanese currency is what traders often look for in times of geopolitical tensions as well as market turmoil.
The common currency remained lower versus the evergreen buck, the currency pair EUR/USD diving by 0.2% hitting 1.1565 a day after ECB Governor Mario Draghi told that the major bank’s monetary policy is going to remain prudent, persistent as well as patient in the wake of the ECB’s dovish view on interest rates the previous week.
On Friday, the evergreen buck moved down, as bond gains kept holding close to a one week maximum, while the common currency managed to tack on…
On Thursday, Bitcoin generally dived, proceeding with its losing marathon…
Safe havens such as gold and Japanese yen declined as investors sentiment was boosted by eased geopolitical tensions…
On Tuesday, the euro tacked on because market participants waited for reports on inflation and growth in the euro zone, while the Japanese yen went down after Japan’s major bank told it would be more flexible in its huge stimulus program…
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck dived because the common currency bounced off and the UK pound managed to ascend to the day’s maximums reacting to reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to take control of Brexit talks…