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Barbara Zigah is a freelance journalist living in Ghana, who specializes in Forex-related content; her online work has appeared in the IB Times, NASDAQ, TalkMarkets, Benzinga, and Seeking Alpha.

Barbara was awarded a B.Sc. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland many many ... more

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Sterling Weighed By Brexit Worries
Worries about the Brexit transition and the absence of progress between the EU and the UK government regarding cross-border trade have weighed on the Pound Sterling relative to the Euro.
Dollar Traders Wary Of US-Sino Rift
The US Dollar fell out of favor with FX traders during London trading on Thursday. Market players are cautiously watching for more fallout from the escalating tensions between China and the U.S.
Pound Recovers On Improving Outlook
The UK's Statistics Office reported today that the unemployment rate in the UK held at the same level, 3.9%, for the rolling 3-month period through to April; analysts had been predicting a rise to 4.5%.
Growing Brexit Worries Send Pound Lower
Currency strategists believe that the Pound is likely to remain very sensitive to these external risks with a lower corrective path ahead.
Pound Pressured By Uncertainty
Analysts say that the death toll from the Coronavirus coupled with the possibility that the Bank of England while moving to negative rates has put pressure on Sterling.
Dollar Struggles For Traction After Down Week
The US Dollar continues to struggle on Monday following its recording of a loss for last week.
High Risk Assets Rise In Asian Trade
High risk currencies gained during early trade in Asia on April 10th, with rising hopes that the spread of the Coronavirus may finally be hitting a peak in some areas of the globe.
Pound Higher Despite Data
The British Pound was moving close to a one-week peak during trade on Thursday, despite the latest data which indicates that the British economy was stagnant in the three month period to February, just before the escalation of the Coronavirus.
Dollar Set For Weekly Loss
The US Dollar is poised to record a loss for the week and was on shaky ground in early Friday trade in Asia. That was as a result of the Federal Reserve Bank's announcement of a new lending program intended for small businesses.
Yen Broadly Higher On Rising Demand
The Japanese Yen saw some solid gains, despite the central banks' efforts to coordinate massive liquidity injections into the global money supply.
Sterling Gains As BoE Rate Threat Wanes
The Pound Sterling made headway against its US rival and the Euro during London trade on Thursday as FX traders reevaluate the possibility of an imminent rate cut from the Bank of England.
Dollar Slides Away From 2-Week Low
During London trade on Wednesday, the US Dollar moved away from the recently struck 2-week trough as FX traders' expectations of an imminent Fed rate cut were reduced.
Yen's Safe Haven Status In Jeopardy
The Japanese Yen is on track to record its worst week in more than two years as concerns over the Coronavirus sent FX traders to the US Dollar as a safe haven asset.
Brexit Worries Dent Pound Sentiment
The British Pound remained under sell pressure as new worries about the possibility of an unruly Brexit came to the fore.
Dollar Pressured By Fed Tone
The US Dollar was under pressure during the Asian trading session on Friday and is expected to record a loss for the week against most of its major rivals.
Pound Higher As Focus Shifts To Monetary Policy
The Pound Sterling was higher against the Dollar and Euro today, taking a breather from a losing streak which had lasted six weeks.
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