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EUR/GBP falls to more than two-month lows near 0.8450

  • EUR/GBP extends its recent downward trajectory and falls to more than two-month lows.
  • Optimistic signals from the BoE and easing fears of a new Brexit-related dispute benefit sterling.
  • A weaker USD benefits the common currency and could offer some support to EUR/GBP.

EUR/GBP has extended its steady intraday decline and has fallen to more than two-month lows around the 0.8450 region during the first half of Thursday’s European session.



In spite of the modest intraday rally, the pair has struggled to capitalize on the move. Further selling below the psychological level of 0.8500 suggests that the decline may yet continue. Sterling’s relative performance coincides with positive developments in the Brexit deal for Northern Ireland.

EU negotiators on Wednesday presented a plan to reduce customs checks. Red tape on British goods destined for Northern Ireland to prevent a new dispute post-Brexit. In response, the UK said it would examine the proposals seriously and constructively and urged both sides to engage in intensive negotiations as soon as possible.

Apart from this, upbeat signals from Bank of England (BoE) officials, including Governor Andrew Bailey, have additionally acted as a tailwind for sterling. As such, the money market now seems to have fully priced in a 25bps rate hike from the BoE in December, which is seen as another factor putting pressure on the EUR/GBP cross.

On the other hand, the common currency has benefited from the US dollar’s current fall back from 13-year highs. While this has not impressed the pair’s bulls, it might limit any further losses for the EUR/GBP cross. Nevertheless, the fundamental backdrop favors the bearish and supports the prospects for additional losses.

EUR/GBP technical levels

Today’s Last Price 0.8463
Daily Rate -0.0022
Daily Rate % -0.26
Today’s Daily Open 0.8485

20 Daily SMA 0.8545
50 Daily SMA 0.8543
100 Daily SMA 0.8558
200 Daily SMA 0.8625


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