The pound may fall to 93 pence per euro should the U.K. economic recovery slow further or Bank of England policy makers signal more credit-easing measures, according to Morgan Stanley.
The euro rose against the dollar, after erasing earlier losses, as optimism increased that European leaders will be able to agree on measures to help solve the region’s debt crisis.
The only major currency rivaling the dollar’s decline since July is the pound, and foreign-exchange strategists say the worst is yet to come for Britain’s legal tender.
Analysts comment on Switzerland’s central bank decision to leave its limit on the franc unchanged, resisting pressure from exporters to further curb the strength of the currency.
Morgan Stanley advised selling the pound against the dollar, saying a contraction of gross domestic product and Bank of England Governor Mervyn King ’s reluctance to raise interest rates will weigh on sterling.
The yen gained versus most of its major counterparts as Egyptian political turmoil spurred demand for the currency’s safety even after Standard & Poor’s lowered Japan’s credit rating.
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