Economy in recession – but the pound stays strong

The pound is still strong against both the euro and the dollar this morning after GDP data was released. As expected, the data shows that the UK economy has fallen into recession, shrinking 20.4% in the second quarter of this year and 21.7% year-on-year. However,...


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USD: Dollar awaits inflation data

Despite benefitting from its safe-haven status earlier in the day, the dollar was weaker against the euro and pound yesterday. This was mostly due to data releases from the UK and EU, which suggest that other countries are dealing with the coronavirus crisis more...


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EUR: Economic sentiment figures support euro

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany jumped by another 12.2 points from the previous month to 71.5 in August, the highest since January 2004 and well above market expectations of 58. For the Euro Area, economic sentiment increased by 4.4 points from the...


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GBP: GDP data shows June bounce-back

There has been a series of data releases for the UK this morning, including UK GDP data. The data showed that the economy shrank by 20.4% in the second quarter of this year and 21.7% year-on-year, which was slightly less than the 22.4% predicted. The economy has,...


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Pound still strong after GDP data

The pound is still strong against the euro and the dollar this morning after GDP data was released. The data came in roughly as expected, showing that the economy has fallen into recession for the first time in 11 years. It did, however, also show that the economy...


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