• L. 9.8542
  • H. 9.8694
  • Ch. 0.0041
  • Ch.% 0.04%
Costs & Margins
  • GPB/HKD is an exotic forex pair representing how many Hong Kong dollars equal one British pound. The pair offers more volatility than USD/HKD, which is maintained by a loose peg set by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. However, the link does mean the pair’s fluctuations are more dependent on the pound’s changing influences than those affecting HKD.

    Changes in international trade agreements involving either region can influence the pair’s value. More volatility has been possible in the pound since the UK left the EU, and Hong Kong’s political unrest in relation to China has the potential to disrupt its trade. Other factors like inflation and monetary policy from either nation’s central bank can also affect GBP/HKD. 

  • Margin From
    20.0 %
  • Trading Hours
    24 hours / day *
  • Min Trade Size
  • Long
  • Short
  • Min Stop Distance
    0.002 Points
  • Spreads
  • Spreads From
    0.0020 Points
  • Margins
  • 0 - 7800 000
    20.0 %
  • 7800 000 +
    30.0 %
  • Dealing
  • Spreads
    0.0020 Points
  • Margins
  • 0 - 7800 000
    20.0 %
  • 7800 000 +
    30.0 %
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Last Updated: 11/29/2023 10:00:00 PM

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