Sterling had a poor week, continuing to weaken against its major trading partners following the Bank of England’s interest rate cut last week and ongoing Brexit-related uncertainty. Weaker than expected data from the UK did little to help matters with Manufacturing production figures released on Tuesday at -0.3%, significantly short of the expected 0%; moreover, the Goods Trade Balance came out a long way short of its expected figure.
Yesterday, French final Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures –a measure of inflation – reached the expected figure of -0.4%, which saw sterling push lower still against the euro before returning recovering slightly towards the end of the day.
Friday sees no key data releases for the UK economy; but, experience tells us that sterling is still open to movement due to events elsewhere.
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