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    GBP: It’s all about the EU referendum – Danske Bank

    Research Team at Danske Bank, suggests that the upcoming EU referendum represents a significant event risk to GBP and poses a medium- to long-term risk.Key Quotes“The first estimate of Q1 GDP growth showed that growth slowed to 0.4% q/q in Q1 16 from 0.6% q/q in Q4 15. This was the slowest growth pace since Q4 12. In our view, slower growth and falling employment indicate Brexit uncertainties have hit the economy.However, UK economic data will generally attract less attention and is unlikely to cause major market reactions in the coming months due to increased uncertainties ahead of the referendum.In the event of a Brexit, economic uncertainties would increase and the UK would be likely to fall into recession in H2 16, which could force the BoE to ease monetary policy. Mark Carney has explicitly said that the BoE’s first response would be to cut interest rates. A renewed round of QE cannot be ruled out in this scenario.Given the high uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum, we see risks skewed to the upside for EUR/GBP ahead of 23 June. We forecast EUR/GBP at 0.80 in 1M and think it may inch even higher ahead of the referendum day. Longer term, the outlook for EUR/GBP very much depends on the outcome of the EU referendum. We assume a status quo for the UK, meaning that people vote to remain in the EU. This implies that the GBP appreciates immediately after the referendum.”

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