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Exchange Rates updated 18/12/2017 5:48:26 p.m.

United Kingdom

GBP/USD 1.3328
GBP/EUR 1.1329
GBP/AUD 1.7402
GBP/NZD 1.9005
GBP/JPY 150.2580
GBP/CAD 1.7134
GBP/SGD 1.7978
GBP/CHF 1.3197
GBP/HKD 10.4213
GBP/THB 43.4359
GBP/ZAR 17.4616
GBP/DKK 8.4402
GBP/SEK 11.3200

Rates are indicative only and indicate a midpoint between buy and sell prices


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US equity markets closed the week out at record highs. The proposed US tax cuts may be signed in to law by Christmas. This inspired markets and looks set to trigger new rallies in the New Year. Confidence in the US is surging as the economy booms and corporate tax cuts will enhance this. The EUR traded 1.1750, while the GBP drifted to 1.3320, still impaired by 'Brexit' negotiations. Commodity currencies have regained some previously lost ground, with the AUD dipping back to 0.7630, while the NZD failed to breech 0.7000. The last week before Christmas will move away from Central Bank speculation, towards growth, trade and confidence. Markets should close at record highs, assuming the US Tax reform passes, as expected. The exception will be the release of the RBA minutes which will expose the Banks sentiments regarding the state of the Australian economy and their planned monetary policy.


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