LONDON Feb 10 Sterling slid to a three-day low
against the dollar on Friday, giving up earlier gains as traders
awaited trade and industrial output figures eyed for more signs
of a slowdown in the UK economy as the Brexit process gathers
A number of forward-looking indicators of sentiment have
dipped in the past 10 days, stirring nerves among investors that
a weakening of growth predicted by many economists since the
vote to leave the EU last June is finally materialising.
Industrial output growth is expected to have slowed sharply
in December, and the trade deficit to have narrowed slightly.
The data will be released at 0930 GMT.
The pound slipped to a low of $1.2463, having opened
the European trading session above $1.25.
(Reporting by Jamie McGeever; Editing by Patrick Graham)