Pound clears $1.70 against dollar 英镑对美元汇率1.70
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The pound has continued to gain against the dollar, rising above $1.70 for the first time since October on optimism about the UK economy.


The pound has continued to gain against the dollar, rising above $1.70 for the first time since October on optimism about the UK economy.
Sterling1 forged(锻造的) higher on Monday in the wake of strong UK manufacturing data and hopes about the health of the banking2 sector3.

The pound rose as high as $1.7005 on Tuesday before falling back to $1.6938.

It also hovered4(盘旋,翱翔,徘徊) near a one-month high against the euro of 84.59 pence that it reached on Monday.

The pound got a lift on Monday after data showed the UK manufacturing sector expanded for the first time in more than a year.

Robust5 results from banking giants Barclays and HSBC also increased confidence in the currency.

The UK economy is viewed as being particularly reliant(依靠的,信赖的) on the banking sector so evidence of any upturn6 benefits sterling.

Analysts7 at French investment firm Calyon said that there was "growing optimism that the UK economy will be able to shake off the shackles8(脚镣) of recession faster than many had thought".

While still a long way below the $2 levels seen in July last year, the pound has rebounded9 25% from the 23-year low of $1.35 it hit in January this year.


1 sterling yG8z6     
  • Could you tell me the current rate for sterling, please?能否请您告诉我现行英国货币的兑换率?
  • Sterling has recently been strong,which will help to abate inflationary pressures.英国货币最近非常坚挺,这有助于减轻通胀压力。
2 banking aySz20     
  • John is launching his son on a career in banking.约翰打算让儿子在银行界谋一个新职位。
  • He possesses an extensive knowledge of banking.他具有广博的银行业务知识。
3 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
4 hovered d194b7e43467f867f4b4380809ba6b19     
鸟( hover的过去式和过去分词 ); 靠近(某事物); (人)徘徊; 犹豫
  • A hawk hovered over the hill. 一只鹰在小山的上空翱翔。
  • A hawk hovered in the blue sky. 一只老鹰在蓝色的天空中翱翔。
5 robust FXvx7     
  • She is too tall and robust.她个子太高,身体太壮。
  • China wants to keep growth robust to reduce poverty and avoid job losses,AP commented.美联社评论道,中国希望保持经济强势增长,以减少贫困和失业状况。
6 upturn 8jdwQ     
  • Experts have forecast an upturn in the stock market.专家已预测股票市场价格有上升趋势。
  • The economy is experiencing an upturn.经济正在好转。
7 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
8 shackles 91740de5ccb43237ed452a2a2676e023     
手铐( shackle的名词复数 ); 脚镣; 束缚; 羁绊
  • a country struggling to free itself from the shackles of colonialism 为摆脱殖民主义的枷锁而斗争的国家
  • The cars of the train are coupled together by shackles. 火车的车厢是用钩链连接起来的。
9 rebounded 7c3c38746f183ba5eac1521bcd358376     
弹回( rebound的过去式和过去分词 ); 反弹; 产生反作用; 未能奏效
  • The ball rebounded from the goalpost and Owen headed it in. 球从门柱弹回,欧文头球将球攻进。
  • The ball rebounded from his racket into the net. 球从他的球拍上弹回网中。
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