Market Update


Market Update

Sterling fell to a two-week low after two Bank of England officials unexpectedly voted to cut interest rates this month and others said they would consider a cut if global and Brexit headwinds did not lift. The BoE said that its nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep its key rate at 0.75%, in […]

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Pound Could Drop by 2% on Election Results

Sterling would receive a post-election bounce of around 3% if British voters give the ruling Conservative Party a majority in parliament on Dec. 12 but will fall 2% if the opposition Labour Party wins a majority, a new poll found. The pound has gyrated wildly since Britain decided in a June 2016 referendum to leave […]

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Election Polls Key For Sterling

The pound was pretty static this morning as investors calculated the risks which the upcoming general election poses to Britain’s ability to sign a trade deal with the European Union before Jan. 31, its new deadline to leave the EU. Traders also waited to see what the Bank of England (BoE) might have to say […]

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Brexit Showdown In Parliament Today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal Brexit votes in the British parliament today that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in just nine days’ time. As the clock ticks down to the latest Oct. 31 deadline for the United Kingdom’s departure, […]

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British and European Union officials resume talks

British and European Union officials resumed talks to clinch a Brexit deal today just a few hours after late-night negotiations wound up, but it was far from clear they would reach an agreement before a leaders’ summit on Thursday. Officials involved in the complex divorce between the world’s fifth-largest economy and its biggest trading bloc […]

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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

The Supreme Court’s decision which took place yesterday, called Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful and said lawmakers should return to sitting, is widely seen as reducing the probability of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement on Oct. 31. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was flying home today as determined as […]

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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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Market Update

The British pound was lower today after a tumultuous week in which it plunged to three-year lows before rebounding strongly as lawmakers voted to block a no-deal Brexit, making a snap election more likely. Opposition parties will discuss how to respond to Boris Johnson’s bid to call a snap election after the prime minister said […]

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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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