Rate Cut Chances Slim


Rate Cut Chances Slim

Possibilities of a Bank of England interest rate cut has faded as UK Businesses show greater optimism in January. Could a cut on 30th January be too soon? The economy could pick up over the coming months in accordance with yesterday’s CBI data showing far better than forecasted positive figures. Unlike the beginning of the […]

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Market Update

On Tuesday Boris Johnson suffered a fourth defeat on his Brexit Legislation after members of Parliament’s Upper Chamber voted to protect Children Refugee’s once Britain leaves the European Union. Changes were initially made to the legislation on Monday, including the rights of EU citizens after Brexit. The Bill is due to be debated again next […]

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Market Update

Last week Retail Sales figures disappointed coming out weaker at 0.7% against the anticipated 3% rise. Large name retailers across the UK have stressed that December’s sales were the worst they had seen in years. Throughout last week Sterling had the worst performance out of all the major currencies. Moving onto the upcoming week it […]

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Market Update

The British pound fell sharply earlier this week after a BoE policy maker said they ‘would vote for a rate cut unless economic data improved significantly’. With the weaker inflation data on Wednesday the market is pricing in a 57% chance of a 25-basis point cut to rates in January. On Thursday sterling edged higher, […]

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UK Inflation Dropped To Lowest Since Nov 16

Inflation for the UK has fallen to the lowest level since November 2016; from 1.5% to 1.3%. The Bank of England has a 2% target for inflation which is far from current figures. As a result of this, the chances of an interest rate cut have increased dramatically. Three Bank of England policy makers have […]

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Sterling On A Decline

On Monday the pound fell by 0.5% to two and a half week lows against the dollar as poor economic figures increased the chances of the Bank of England cutting their interest rates. With the UK’s industrial production coming in lower than forecasted and the monthly GDP for November showing that the British economy has […]

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Pound Dropped Off After Carney Comments

Yesterday the British Pound fell to a two-week lows as the head of the BoE Mark Carney stated that an interest-rate cut could still be on the horizon. Carney said in his speech on Thursday morning that the central bank was debating the uses of near-term stimulus, adding that a Brexit uncertainty was still present […]

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Brexit Talks Begin

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President have commenced trade talks which has led to Sterling strength in the region of 0.5% against the Euro and 0.3% against the USD. The future relationship between the EU and UK will now be the key driving factor for the single currency in the coming months. […]

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Positive Start For Sterling

This Morning the pound has started on the right foot and has strengthened against most major currencies. That’s in part because the pound got a boost following the latest UK services PMI, which came in at 50.0 against the 49.1 expected and the 49.0 seen the previous month. A much-needed bit of positivity for the […]

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Manufacturing PMI fall to lowest since 2012

British factory output fell in December at the fastest rate since 2012 as a tepid global economy hurt demand and businesses further reduced stocks of goods they had built up in case of a no-deal Brexit, a survey showed. The output gauge in the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 45.6 […]

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