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Mikael Milhoj, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, believes the European cross could extend the sideline theme for the time being.

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“As we predicted, the rally in GBP on the back of the highly expected rate hike from the Bank of England yesterday proved short-lived and EUR/GBP has bounced back above 0.89 again”.

“The market is now pricing that the Bank Rate will reach 1.25% in August 2021, which is consistent with our expectations of one hike per year”.

“Hence, UK yields are not likely to be a positive for the GBP near term and we look for EUR/GBP to remain range bound (most likely within 0.875-0.895) near term, with Brexit uncertainty expected to remain the key source of volatility.