Britain’s Economy Tips Into Recession


Britain’s Economy Tips Into Recession

Britain’s economy appears to have tipped into recession as firms brace for the risk of a disruptive Brexit in just a few weeks’ time, according to a survey which showed the dominant services sector took an unexpectedly sharp downturn last month. September’s IHS Markit/CIPS services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell by more than any economist […]

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Market Update

British pound attempted a recovery and reached the highest level since July; however, the upside failed to gain traction. GBP seem to have bumped into a brick wall on the approach to $1.2350 despite some positive developments on Brexit front. Speaking at a press conference with the Irish leader Leo Varadkar, the U.K. Prime Minister […]

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Boris to try and call a snap election today

Boris Johnson will try to call a snap election today after lawmakers seeking to prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal dealt him a humbling parliamentary defeat. Parliament’s move leaves Brexit up in the air, with possible outcomes ranging from a turbulent no-deal exit to abandoning the whole thing […]

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Sterling Drops Below $1.20

Sterling has dropped below $1.20 this morning to a three-year low, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s implicit ultimatum to lawmakers to back him on Brexit or face an election sent investors scrambling to dump British assets. Barring an October 2016 ‘flash crash’ when sterling momentarily tanked to as low as $1.15, the British currency has […]

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Boris Johnson set to suspend parliament

Britain’s government will seek to extend the period during which parliament does not normally sit, shutting it for around a month until Oct. 14, as part of a drive to prevent politicians from derailing its Brexit plan, the BBC reported. The move, also reported by the Guardian, limits the amount of parliamentary time available to […]

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Merkel Comments Give Brief Hope

Sterling briefly jumped yesterday afternoon after German chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union would think about practical solutions to the backstop, an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border that London wants scrapped. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demand that the EU reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed by the bloc. The deal includes […]

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Leaked Documents Hamper Sterling

In a no-deal Brexit the UK will be hit with fuel, fresh food and medical shortages along with a three-month period of chaos across ports, with a hard border in Ireland, leaked documents reveal. The leaked documents were written by the Cabinet Office and are called “Operation Yellowhammer” which was published by the Sunday Times. […]

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Sterling Continues Small Gains

The pound gained for a second consecutive day today after a stream of resilient economic data this week calmed sentiment on the health of the UK economy and as opposition parties launched plans to block a no-deal Brexit. British retail sales unexpectedly expanded in July and signalled that consumers were taking the prospect of Brexit […]

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Market Update

The pound edged higher after inflation picked up in July, but the currency held within sight of a two-and-a-half year low as brewing concerns about a no-deal Brexit weighed on investor sentiment. The consumer price index rose 2.1% year-on-year in July from 2% in June, above a Reuters poll forecast of a 1.9% increase. The […]

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UK Inflation Rises

Annual consumer price inflation rose to a three-month high of 2.1% in July from 2.0% in June, the Office for National Statistics said, bucking the average expectation in a Reuters poll of economists for a fall to 1.9%. Earlier this month the BoE predicted consumer price inflation would fall to a three-year low below 1.6% […]

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