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Pound falls back vs euro on Brexit negotiations hopes

On Monday the British pound tumbled from an almost three-week peak versus the common currency yet the mood towards the sterling was more positive in late sessions as traders trusted Britain and the EU would gain some ground in Brexit negotiations.

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Sterling a week ago had its most firm track in two months, backed up by traders trimming their wagers versus the cash and some purchasing from investors who think Britain can stay away from a no-deal Brexit in October, the deadline to exit the bloc.

PM Boris Johnson will meet French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel the current week in front of a G7 summit on Aug. 24-26 in Biarritz, France.

He is relied upon to disclose to them that the British parliament can't stop Brexit and another agreement must concur if Britain is not going to withdraw from the European Union.

Johnson has over and over vowed Britain is leaving on Halloween with or without an agreement yet the possibility of a no-deal Brexit punched the sterling toward the beginning of August, pushing it to two-year lows.

Sterling lost 0.3 percent versus the common currency to 91.60 pence. Against the greenback, the pound slipped 0.2 percent to $1.2123.

The pound touched a close to three-week peak versus the common currency on Friday at 90.91 pence.


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