Sterling Jumps on EU Official's Brexit Views; Dollar Near 4-Week Low

Thursday, 30 August 2018 09:00 WIB



The British pound held firm in early Asian trade on Thursday, after making its biggest gains in seven months the previous day, following comments from the European Union's chief negotiator offering Britain close ties after Brexit.

The pound surged as fears that Britain could go through a hard Brexit eased after Michel Barnier signalled an accommodative stance towards London in ongoing talks.

Barnier said that the bloc was prepared to offer Britain a partnership, though no “single market a la carte”, which improved risk sentiment.

Sterling rose to a four-week high of $1.3039, extending its gains after surging more than 1.2 percent overnight, the largest daily gain since Jan. 24.

The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies struggled near a four-week low of 94.434 touched on Tuesday, dragged down by the pound's rally.

Source : Reuters


  • The AUD/USD pair remains modestly changed at 0.6765 after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released minutes of its August 07 meeting on early Tuesday. Although the Aussie central bank left its mon...



Seluruh materi atau konten yang tersaji di dalam website ini hanya bersifat informatif saja, dan tidak dimaksudkan sebagai pegangan serta keputusan dalam investasi atau jenis transaksi lainnya. Kami tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala akibat yang timbul dari penyajian konten tersebut. Semua pihak yang mengunjungi website ini harus membaca Terms of Service (Syarat dan Ketentuan Layanan) terlebih dahulu dan dihimbau untuk melakukan analisis secara independen serta memperoleh saran dari para ahli dibidangnya.