GBP/EUR: Pound Heads Higher As EU To Mull Over Brexit Extension

The Pound Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate is building on last week’s gains.

The Pound managed to finish the previous week higher despite concerning trade data on Friday which revealed that UK – EU trade had been hit more than expected by Brexit. A record drop in UK exports to the EU unnerved investors.

Amid a quiet economic calendar this week, investors look to Thursday’s BoE rate decision.

A strong vaccine programme continues to under pin the Pound whilst the Euro is suffering from a much slower rollout on the continent, which is keeping Euro demand in check.

This week is a busier week for Eurozone macro data, starting today with German PPI and French inflation.