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Will the British Pound Stop Its Downward Slide?

Ricky Cove
Will the British Pound Stop Its Downward Slide?

The British pound (FXB) depreciated by 1.66% against the US Dollar (UUP) for the week ending April 27. The pound (GBB) closed last week at 1.3780, compared to a close of 1.4004 for the week ending April 20. This is the second consecutive weekly loss for the British pound, as traders continued to react to the dovish statement from the Bank of England two weeks ago and last week’s softer GDP data accelerated the pound’s decline.