Currencies: British pound pulls back from 9-month high as Parliament votes for Brexit extension

The British pound on Thursday retraced gains from a day ago as the U.K. Parliament voted to extend a March 29 Brexit deadline, with the retreat in that currency, combined with fresh uncertainty over Sino-American trade negotiations, helping the U.S. dollar to snap a four-session skid.

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The British pound GBPUSD, +0.1510% remained in negative territory Thursday — having pulled back from a nine-month high hit on Wednesday — amid a vote to request a delay of the looming Brexit deadline,with that outcome widely anticipated by the market.

Sterling last bought $1.3227, down from $1.3337.

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