Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.1886 n/a n/a
GBP/USD 1.2952 n/a n/a
GBP/JPY 144.4342 n/a n/a
GBP/CHF 1.2883 n/a n/a
GBP/CAD 1.7696 n/a n/a
EUR/USD 1.0896 n/a n/a
USD/JPY 111.5150 n/a n/a

FX round-up: Sterling nonchalant after UK Q1 growth disappoints

Sterling made steady gains on most key cross on Friday, appearing nonchalant in its reaction to disappointing UK economic growth data out mid-morning.

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London close: FTSE lower as UK, US growth in Q1 disappoints, sterling up

Stocks in London drifted to a lower close on Friday as a rise in sterling weighed on blue chips and both UK and US preliminary economic growth data disappointed investors on both sides of the Atlantic.


US GDP growth slows more than expected in Q1 2017

Economic activity in the States slowed at the start of the year, weighed down by a slowdown in the pace of inventory accumulation, lower public spending and increased imports.


Commodities: Crude rises on reports of Russia compliance with Opec output limits

Crude-oil futures are higher on Friday as traders liked reports Russia has complied with Opec output limits, and also on hopes the cartel will extend its production cut pledge.

US consumer sentiment picks up less than expected in April

Consumer sentiment in the US picked up less than expected in April, according to figures from the University of Michigan.