December French Currency Update

When the EU and the International Monetary Fund (and Germany) spent €110 billion to dig Greece out of its deep fiscal hole six months ago it looked for a while as though Brussels’ shock-and-awe tactic had done the job.

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November currency update

The pound has been looking sickly since the summer. It has done well enough against the US dollar, which has had its own generous share of trials and tribulations, but against the euro

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Sterling in fourth place, euro under pressure

Sterling spent the last month moving ahead against the US dollar and falling back against the euro. Against the Japanese yen it is all but unchanged. Investors seem to prefer the pound to the dollar

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Uncertainty in Euroland, but Britain’s GDP on the rise

On 27 August the Office for National Statistics published its first revision to the performance of Britain’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of the year. The initial estimate of 1.1% growth had looked pretty good.

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The pound and the euro back on track

During most of the first half of 2010 the cut and thrust of sterling against the euro had a political origin of one sort or another. It was also sterling that did most of the cutting and thrusting:

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Going overseas for a first buy

.According to foreign exchange and international money transfer specialist Moneycorp, prospects are poor for the British real estate market, as 25% of potential first-time buyers

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Confidence in sterling is on the up after the budget

If the advent of a coalition government has brought a sea of change for British politics it has also brought one for the pound.

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Sterling/Euro rate back to level of December 2008

Sterling appreciates against the euro to levels last seen in December 2008. Sterling’s appreciation against the euro continued last week

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Sterling up broadly

As predicted, the pound has strengthened over the last few weeks – it is now more than 10 percent higher than it was at the start of the year. Combined with low interest rates and the slower property market here in France, that means it now is a really good time to buy in France!

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