Unchanged Rates and Bond Purchases Maintain Pound Down


The British currency continued to suffer from its central bank monetary policies as interest rates remained unchanged in the country, suggesting that the recession will remain a reality in England for an extended period.

A concerning budget deficit combined with weak economic data has been affecting the pound’s outlook as the Bank of England insists on its asset-purchase program which hasn’t been effective so far, as well as in all-time record low interest rates which decrease the appeal for the sterling in foreign-exchange markets.

GBP/USD bottomed at 1.5923 as of 22:21 GMT from a previous rate of 1.6036.

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