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Why the British Pound Has Continued to Rally

Ricky Cove
Why the British Pound Has Continued to Rally

The British pound (FXB) appreciated by 1.1% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended April 13. The rise of the British pound despite soft economic data was because of hawkish comments from the Bank of England, which is expected to increase interest rates soon. While British equity markets (BWX) were impacted by increased trade war concerns, indexes managed to close in positive territory for a third consecutive week.