Posted by Laura Parsons on March 14th, 2019.
This week’s Brexit votes have dominated headlines and driven GBP movement, with the Pound experiencing significant fluctuations.
Notably, GBP/USD surged over three cents (hitting a 9-month high) and GBP/EUR struck a fresh 21-month high after climbing nearly 2 cents.
What’s been happening?
These developments throw up a variety of possible outcomes, ranging from a General Election to no Brexit at all, but fundamentally it makes the prospect of a Hard Brexit less likely.
However, it’s worth noting that just because MPs voted against a no-deal Brexit, it doesn’t make it law and it’s still very possible that the UK could crash out of the EU on the 29th March or on a future date.
With another vote ahead and the future of Brexit still unclear, further Sterling volatility is likely.
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