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Sterling slipped to a new two-week trough after Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey reiterated that the central bank would end its emergency bond-buying program on Friday and told pension fund managers to finish rebalancing their positions within that time frame. However, the pound rebounded slightly after a report in the Financial Times said the […]

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The pound weakened for the fifth day in a row amid fresh signs of trouble in the UK government bond market that forced yet another intervention by the Bank of England. The pound currently stands at $1.10 after recovering slightly to $1.14 last week, following Kwasi Kwarteng’s U-turn on the abolition of the 45 percent […]

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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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The pound slipped against the dollar as traders weigh up the UK government’s U-turns and awaits a speech from prime minister Liz Truss. Sterling had initially jumped against the US greenback in early trade, hitting its highest level in three weeks. However, it soon gave up those gains. The more robust pound, compared its fragile […]

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Global stocks rallied for a second day, after Britain’s decision to ditch part of a controversial tax-cut plan and slightly paler expectations for aggressive central bank action returned some confidence to investors. UK Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Monday announced the government would back down on reversing a tax break for top earners that formed […]

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Sterling and the euro fell on today and the U.S. dollar clawed back a recent dip as relief at the Bank of England’s intervention in bond markets faded. The British currency jumped the most since mid-June on Wednesday after the BoE announced an emergency bond-buying plan to shore up a gilt market that had been […]

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U.S inflation in July dropped from 9.1% down to 8.5%, leading to The USD plunging overnight against both GBP & EUR. Although prices within groceries and housing continued to climb, a fall in petrol prices by almost 8% to fall below $4 a barrel for the first time since March, no doubt played the biggest […]

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The pound eased against the U.S. dollar this morning, a day after the Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates by the most in 27 years in an attempt to smother surging inflation but delivered a stark warning about growth. The BoE lifted its main interest rate by 50 basis points to 1.75%, its highest […]

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UK Inflation is continuing to rise at unprecedented levels, reaching 9.1% in May. Fuel and energy prices have been the biggest drivers of inflation, which has brought inflation to it’s highest point since 1982. This has led to more calls for The Bank of England to not only continue rate hikes, but to also implement […]

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The pound edged higher this morning, breaking a three-week losing streak versus the broadly struggling U.S. dollar as hawkish comments from policymakers supported the currency. While the Bank of England raised interest rates by just a quarter point last week – lagging more robust action from the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks, markets […]

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