Wednesday continued the same pattern we had already seen this week, with sterling moving steadily lower against the euro as further Eurozone finance ministers spoke about their optimism that a deal would be reached with Greece over their debt. This positivity from European Union (EU) sources meant that a better than-expected UK Service Sector data was largely ignored and sterling fell to the lowest level since mid-February against the euro. Against the US dollar it was a different story. A disappointing ADP non-farm payrolls figures from the US saw sterling strengthen against the US dollar.
With the British public going to the polls today, there should be no major economic data released – but we do expect to see some significant movement throughout the day, as sentiment shifts over who is likely to win the election.