EU Grant A50 Extension


EU Grant A50 Extension

European Union leaders gave Britain a lifeline and opportunity to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion after giving Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks’ reprieve until April 12 before Britain could tumble out without a deal. Arriving for a second day of a summit dominated by talks over Britain’s departure, Belgium’s prime minister said […]

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How A50 Extension Will Affect GBP

The pound has fallen below the 1.17 marker, with global currency markets considering the implications of an impending Brexit extension offer from the European Union in light of an intractable impasse in the UK parliament. The offer for an extension is widely expected to be thrashed out at this week’s EU Council Summit, but we […]

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Chances Of A General Election Rise

The pound has dropped across the board after Theresa May lost two Brexit-related votes in as many days. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will demand a general election if May loses a vote in parliament over her Brexit plans next week, we expect Corbyn to mention this today. The British currency was hit by the […]

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Daily Update

Fed speakers continue to leave open the door to raising rates three more times this year if the data starts to accelerate. The US economy continues to perform well, although questions remain over Europe and the UK, which has been the main driver of the USD recently. It will, therefore, be interesting to hear whether […]

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Sterling hits fresh lows against the dollar

Sterling dropped to its lowest since level since the middle of March, its sixth consecutive daily fall as investors are worried about the performance of the British economy. April has historically proved to be supportive for the pound because of a seasonal rise in capital inflows into Britain from foreign companies paying UK shareholders dividends. […]

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Sterling lower against the Dollar

Sterling edged lower against the dollar and euro yesterday, holding off 10-day highs hit last week, as traders awaited key wages data due on Wednesday for clues to the pace of monetary tightening from the Bank of England. Markets have moved to price in an interest rate hike in May, but such tightening will hinge […]

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Sterling looses recent gains

The dollar moved higher against a currency basket of currencies today, buoyed by higher U.S. bond yields as investors turned their attention to U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech and a Federal Reserve policy meeting. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, was […]

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UK pay growth lags behind Inflation

Sterling got only a temporary boost from data showing British wage growth edged above forecasts this morning, rising briefly against the dollar before dropping off again. British pay growth has lagged behind inflation again, official data showed, but the figures are likely to cement expectations among investors that the Bank of England will soon raise […]

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Sterling hits 15 month high vs US Dollar

Sterling hit a 15-month high against the dollar today before retreating a notch as investors wound back some of last week’s bets on a Bank of England rate rise ahead of a speech by the central bank’s governor Mark Carney. The pound rocketed past $1.36 to its strongest since the Brexit vote on Friday after […]

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Sterling suffers worst week

Sterling steadied today after a batch of very poor monthly output readings drove it to its worst week in a month, casting doubt on the Bank of England’s surprise warnings that it is on the verge of raising borrowing costs. A strong U.S. payrolls report on Friday afternoon added to the pain for the pound […]

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