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Forex pairs in this Article » GBP/USD (Barcelona) - Lee Hardman, FX Analyst at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ notes that Pounds upward momentum has been reinforced by further evidence yesterday that the UK economy continues to outperform.

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“The manufacturing PMI survey increased by 1.9 point to 58.4 in November reaching its highest level since February 2011.”

“The new orders sub-component was even more buoyant rising to its highest level in nineteen years, while employment also strengthened further reaching its highest level in two and a half years.”

“Domestic factors remain the main driver of strength, with the new export orders sub-component more modest at 54.8.”
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