Analysts at Nomura point out that UK politics was in the spotlight this week, with the surprise resignations of Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
“The Chequers agreement is clearly a move towards a softer Brexit, in our opinion, with room to be softened further. However, near term the market will likely continue to balance this with the prospects of a leadership challenge for Theresa May.”
“We cut GBP/CAD shorts this week with much uncertainty ahead, but as soon as we have a clear signal that Theresa May can bat on without the Brexiteers holding her back GBP should start heading higher. But things may get worse before they get better.”
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