The US dollar vs pound interbank exchange rate has risen by over +1 cent, or +1.44%, in the last 6 days, to a height of 0.7701. In part, this is because US President Donald Trump has raised tensions in the USA's trade war with China.
The euro has gained in value versus sterling from 0.8505 on Monday 6th May, up to 0.8584 at the time of writing today. In part, this is because the Conservatives and Labour's cross-party Brexit talks have broken down.
The pound has reached 1.1798 against the euro recently, its strongest since May 12th 2017, or close to 24 months. In part, this is because the Conservative and Labour Parties look increasingly likely to agree a Brexit deal.
Sterling has reached 1.8650 versus the Aussie dollar today, its strongest since March 24th, or close to 6 weeks. In part, this is because Australia's building permits fell in March.
The pound to New Zealand dollars interbank exchange rate has hit its highest in over 6 months today, or since October 24th last year, at 1.9710. In part, this is because New Zealand's job market data for Q1 2019 has disappointed the financial markets.
The sterling v euro interbank exchange rate has hit 1.1635, its highest in over 3 weeks, or since April 8th. In part, this is because the Conservatives and Labour's Brexit talks are going well, say new reports.
Sterling stands at 1.8385 versus the Australian dollar at present, its highest in close to a week, or since April 25th. In part, this is because manufacturing output in China, Australia's closest trade partner, has slowed.
The US dollar to euro interbank exchange rate has hit 0.8990 recently. This is the US dollar's highest level against the euro in close to 2 years.
The euro rates today for the euro to pound interbank exchange rate stand at 0.8679, its highest since March 21st, or 1 month. In part, this is because the Eurozone's economic data have improved so far this week.
The Australian dollar to pound interbank exchange rate has hit its highest in 2 months today, or since February 19th, at 0.5513. In part, this is because Australia's biggest trade partner, China, grew above forecasts in early 2019, while in the UK, Brexit talks are at stalemate.