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Pound falls vs Swiss Franc following UK Construction Data (Tom Holian)

Pound falls vs Swiss Franc following UK Construction Data (Tom Holian)

The Pound has slipped vs the Swiss Franc this morning following the release of British construction data published earlier on this morning. The data was lower than expected and came to its slowest growth since September as uncertainty surrounding future plans regarding what will happen with the Brexit talks. The Pound has however seen some gains vs the CHF over the last few months as the tone of the Brexit appears to be softening at the moment. There are also rumours that the Bank of England may be considering hiking interest rates later on this year with a 50% chance of this happening in May

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Will the Pound continue to fall versus the Swiss Franc? (Joseph Wright)

Will the Pound continue to fall versus the Swiss Franc? (Joseph Wright)

Since August begun the appetite for risk has lessened within global financial markets, and this has unsurprisingly resulted in CHF strength. When compared with the Pound the Swiss Franc has actually gained 3 cents since the month started, with many traders wondering whether the rate can drop back down to it’s lowest levels so far this year in the early 1.20’s. The Pound isn’t being helped by the fears surrounding the poor start to the Brexit negotiations which are likely to be an influencing factor for some time. Now that hopes of an interest rate hike in the UK have dwindled many investors are hoping

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Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Yesterday Ian McCafferty one of the current eight voting members of the Monetary Policy Committee from the Bank of England, gave another hawkish press conference in relation to interest rates. The MPC member explained that the economy has not slowed as much as they first thought it would therefore he believe rates should be hiked to 0.5%. The Bank of England have set a target of 2% for many years and currently inflation levels are 2.9%. The reason why inflation has increased by a substantial amount over the last 12 months is because the pound has been sold off by investors due to the risk

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Will the Pound fall as the Brexit formally begins? (Joseph Wright)

Will the Pound fall as the Brexit formally begins? (Joseph Wright)

At the time of  writing the pound is trading much closer to it’s annual low against the Swiss Franc than it’s annual high, and for reason for this can simply be put down to last years Brexit vote. We are now just weeks from the formal initiation of the Brexit process and interestingly the Pound is trading around it’s year-to-date highs against many currency pairs. Personally I think that markets have now accepted that the UK will be carrying out a ‘Hard Brexit’ after the UK PM, Theresa May made clear the UK government’s plans for the Brexit moving forward. With this in mind references

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Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates provide strong beginning to the week (Joshua Privett)

Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates provide strong beginning to the week (Joshua Privett)

Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates have enjoyed a strong boost to begin the week, after what had been a disheartening end to the week for

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Will 1.20 be tested again on GBP/CHF? (Joseph Wright)

Will 1.20 be tested again on GBP/CHF? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling has fallen as low as 1.1565 against the Swiss Franc within the last 52 weeks according to come sources, with the ‘flash crash’ being the

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The impact of the US Presidential election on the Swiss Franc (Dayle Littlejohn)

The impact of the US Presidential election on the Swiss Franc (Dayle Littlejohn)

Last night was the first televised debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. The general reaction is that Hilary got the upper hand and came out

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Sterling falls against the Swiss Franc as safe haven buyers pile into the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

Sterling falls against the Swiss Franc as safe haven buyers pile into the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

The Pound has continued to struggle against the Swiss Franc following on from last night’s US Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision to keep interest rates on

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GBPCHF rates slide to 5 year low!

GBPCHF rates slide to 5 year low!

Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates have continued their demise as sterling comes under further pressure and the Swissie remains as buoyant as ever. The coming

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Have we seen the true damage caused by Brexit vote? – Pound Forecast (Daniel Charles Johnson

Have we seen the true damage caused by Brexit vote? – Pound Forecast (Daniel Charles Johnson

GBP Forecast The pound is falling in value against the majority of major currencies. After the EU referendum vote we have seen consistent poor UK data.

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