Sterling Digest, May 1 2012: the doves rally sterling

The rather dangerous, The Economist cover

The political reason the ECB turns dovish

Everybody knew that the RBA was set out to cut interest rates. But the RBA surprised the market with a much bigger than expected cut of 50 basis points. $GBPAUD rallied hard after the announcements and remains over 100 pips above its pre-RBA levels. The ECB also delivers an announcement on interest rates this week. The ECB is also expected to be dovish as the central bank shifts its focus off the banks and on to their economies. The $EURGBP remains below 0.82. Can sterling continue its rally on dovish sentiment from other central banks?

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