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The pound managed to make up some ground against the dollar this morning, recovering from the 37-year low it hit earlier in the week. Despite the slight recovery since then, experts are still pointing to the fact that the pound may fall further as Liz Truss seeks to increase government borrowing to fund a new […]

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Inflation in The UK has again reached new highs, climbing to 10.1% in July mainly contributed by an increase in prices for food and fuel. Expectations for inflation hitting double figures have come much earlier than the initial time-frame of October, and is also the first time since February 1982 that inflation has been in […]

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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 British pound rose against a broadly struggling dollar but fell against a stronger euro as the latest economic data suggested the cost-of-living squeeze had not yet hit demand for staff in the UK. Data showed Britain’s unemployment rate holding at 3.8% in the three months to May while the number of people in work […]

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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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US Dollar strength continues to be the theme of May after another high release of Inflation data for April bringing the U.S inflation to 8.3%. The figure was lower than the release in March but still higher than expectations, meaning the aggressive rate approach from The Fed Reserve looks set to remain. As it stands […]

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The pound held near lows last seen in 2020 against a strong dollar, as risk assets like the British currency remained under pressure on concerns over the impact of the lockdowns in China on the global economy. Sterling edged lower, after falling on Monday below $1.27 against the dollar for the first time since September […]

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Last week’s economic releases were fairly quiet up until Thursday when we heard from all three major central banks (the Fed, BoE & ECB) speaking all within the space of 30 minutes. Fed’s Powell confirmed a hawkish outlook for the U.S saying “it is appropriate to be moving more quickly” in relation to their monetary […]

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The British pound tumbled this morning, following data that showed slumping retail sales and record-low confidence as high inflation has cut into consumer spending. Retail sales volumes slid 1.4% from February, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. Economists polled predicted a drop of 0.2%. Sales were revised to a 0.5% drop in February, higher […]

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