EUR/GBP is displaying a lackluster performance in the early European session.Economists at ING expect the pair to continue trading in a 0.8450-0.8550 range for now.
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“There remains a lot of bearishness surrounding sterling. The argument goes that hiking rates in a softening economy is a sterling negative. And true, sterling has recently taken on the characteristics of a growth currency, being driven more by equities than rate differentials over recent months.”
“We are slightly negative on sterling – looking for EUR/GBP at 0.8600. But we think a lot of the weakness is a reflection of broad dollar strength and we are not looking for a sterling collapse.”“EUR/GBP will probably continue trading in a 0.8450-0.8550 range for the time being – i.e. an environment of greater volatility but within defined ranges.”
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