GBPAUD hits 18 week high

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In short

  1. The GBPAUD hits 1.8481 for the first time since May 20 2019
  2. The British Pound has been getting stronger for the last 4 weeks after being sold off
  3. Brexit uncertainty continues to be a big influence over the GBP

GBP to AUD exchange rate

Time Open Low High
Today 1.8417
Yesterday 1.8392 1.8481
In the last week 1.8100 1.8481
In the 3 months 1.7683 1.8481

How it happened

The British Pound (GBP) has been falling against most major currencies including the Australian Dollar (AUD) since the middle of the year. This is because the chances of a 'hard Brexit' increased. If the UK, economy suffers from Brexit, the GBP is likely to fall further.

In the lasts few weeks, the GBP has recovered because the impact of Britain leaving the European Union, while bad, might not be as catastrophic as previously thought.

At the same time, the Australian dollar has been weaker in the last month has the economy slows and interest rates fall.

Up Next

This week we hear from the RBA governor although few surprises are expected. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) may cut interest rates across the ditch. The GDP figures out of the US are also released on Thursday.


Country Day Event
Australia Tuesday Speech by the RBA Governor
New Zealand Wednesday Interest rate decision
USA Thursday Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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