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Fitch has downgraded the UK’s government debt rating to “negative” from “stable” following the mini-budget. The ratings agency warned that the “large and unfunded fiscal package” could lead to a significant increase in the government’s deficits over the medium term. The large and unfunded fiscal package announced as part of the new government’s growth plan […]

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UK Inflation hit 6.2%, a 30 year high. The main contributors to inflation rising were a surge in prices of Fuel and food. Household Energy bills have increased by 25% by a year ago and forecasts suggest inflation is on the path to hitting 10% in the coming months. Historically GBP would usually strengthen against […]

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The British pound slipped to a three-day low on Monday, dropping below $1.32 versus the dollar as a broad risk-off mood swept through financial markets. Growing doubts about U.S. President Biden’s infrastructure program to see the light of day due to Democrat Joe Manchin’s ‘no’ is prompting a rethink about U.S. growth forecasts for 2022 […]

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The Pound remains on track to continue its climb higher against The Euro and USD after a relatively well received budget for 2021 as well as the ever-progressing vaccine roll-out. Rishi Sunak’s budget yesterday was labelled a giveaway budget with £65bn being provided as financial support to ensure the post-lockdown recovery is as long-lasting as […]

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Yesterday we saw continued strength in GBP as it hit 1.42 against the USD, levels not seen since April 2018 and touching a 1 year high against the Euro at 1.17. The main driving force behind the surge in Sterling was Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown announced on Monday, coupled with the ongoing success […]

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All eyes are on the Bank of England today, as GBP weakens slightly with the upcoming decision on Interest Rates expected at Midday. GBP has dropped off slightly showing some nervousness towards the possibility of negative interest rates being mentioned in the near term to counter-act the fragility of The UK economy. Factors leading to […]

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The Brexit-battered pound extended its losses against the dollar and the euro, as investors became more cautious about the risk of Britain and the EU failing to agree on a Brexit deal, with just three weeks until the Dec. 31 deadline. The pound dropped not long after 10pm on Wednesday, when a dinner between UK […]

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Post-Brexit trade talks hung in the balance this morning as Britain and the European Union made a last-ditch attempt to bridge significant differences and reach a deal that would avoid a disorderly exit in just 24 days. With growing fears of no-deal chaos after the United Kingdom finally leaves the EU’s orbit on Dec. 31, […]

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Sterling held on to $1.34 thanks to broad dollar weakness, but derivative markets were flashing red on doubts that Britain and the European Union can strike a Brexit deal before the country’s transition out of the bloc ends in four weeks’ time. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator told member states’ envoys on Wednesday negotiations were […]

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