On Friday morning, GBPUSD remains energetic and is ready to rise thanks to progress in Brexit talks.
The British Pound intends to keep growing against the USD on Friday. The current quote for the instrument is 1.2450.
The Pound skyrocketed yesterday after investors found out that the United Kingdom was ready to make significant concessions in the Brexit talks. Pat Leahy, the Irish Times editor, twitted that “there had been very significant movement from the British side on the customs issue in the Johnson-Varadkar talks”.
Yesterday, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “held make-or-break Brexit talks”, after which market players started active debates on a possible deal soon. The “hardcore” Brexit is not a good thing for Ireland and here’s the reason why: according to the current calculations, this scenario might result in the hasty growth of unemployment, up to 7% on average. Later, it might get much worse.
Deteriorations on the Irish labor market will be clearly seen right after implementation of the no-deal Brexit scenario and may continue for the next two years, and the Irish party would like to avoid it. That’s why any progress relating to the Brexit deal, including the Irish border, is absolutely positive for the British Pound.