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Market Update

Sterling edged lower this morning as Britain and the European Union looked far from finding a post-Brexit agreement trade on Northern Ireland, while Bank of England interest rate raise bets ebbed. Britain left the EU last year but has since put off implementing some of the border checks between its province of Northern Ireland and […]

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The British Pound has continued its recovery this week with a continuation of daily drops in Covid cases against the figures released 7 days earlier. Earlier this week, The UK saw a 38% drop for week on week cases, bringing some optimism that the third wave ending may well be in sight. With cases having […]

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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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Sterling fell to its lowest in a week against the dollar and traded near one-week lows against the euro as more subdued risk sentiment across broader asset markets weighed on the currency. Broader equity markets as measured by MSCI’s All Country World Index and Wall Street futures were lower, giving the dollar a lift, while […]

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Sterling was steady this morning, a day after hitting three-week highs against both the dollar and euro, ahead of expected British moves to prevent a full-blown unemployment crisis. In his new budget speech, due at 1130 GMT, British finance minister Rishi Sunak is expected to include a 2 billion-pound fund to create six-month work placement […]

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The pound fell against the euro and held steady against the U.S. dollar, as traders looked ahead to this month’s Brexit negotiations and more government support measures expected later this week. Traders expect more clarity by the end of July on whether Britain will agree a trade deal with the European Union. Britain left the […]

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Britain’s inflation rate sank in April to its lowest since August 2016 as the coronavirus pandemic pushed down global oil prices and clothing retailers cut prices, while power tariffs also slid. The consumer price index dropped to an annual rate of 0.8% in April from 1.5% in March, official data showed on Wednesday, broadly in […]

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US Slash Rates To Near Zero

Ahead of the open of Asian markets late last night, the US Federal Reserve slashed interest rates by 100bp, taking the target range for the benchmark rate to 0-0.25%. Alongside, the Fed also announced that it would restart QE asset purchases by buying $500bn of Treasuries and $200bn of mortgage-backed securities. The move followed a […]

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GBP conceded its fourth consecutive weekly loss against the EUR last week due to a combination of pessimistic Brexit Talks and increasing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. The EUR has been the best performing currency over the past 7 days, mainly due to “carry trades” between the EUR & USD. Expectations suggest this could also happen […]

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