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USD strength continues to be the theme of this week, with the safe-haven currency set for it’s best month since 2015. The prospect of aggressive rate hikes in the U.S., in the form of three 50bps hikes in upcoming meetings along with an uplift in demand for The Dollar due to growing concerns for economic […]

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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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Sterling crashed against a surging dollar in its worst day since March 2020 as investors rushed into safe-haven assets after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Missiles rained down. Ukraine reported columns of troops pouring across its borders from Russia and Belarus and landing on the coast from the Black and Azov seas. Safe-haven currencies such as […]

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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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Yesterday we saw continued strength in GBP as it hit 1.42 against the USD, levels not seen since April 2018 and touching a 1 year high against the Euro at 1.17. The main driving force behind the surge in Sterling was Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown announced on Monday, coupled with the ongoing success […]

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All eyes are on the Bank of England today, as GBP weakens slightly with the upcoming decision on Interest Rates expected at Midday. GBP has dropped off slightly showing some nervousness towards the possibility of negative interest rates being mentioned in the near term to counter-act the fragility of The UK economy. Factors leading to […]

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GBP has fallen this morning against major currencies off the back of comments from Boris Johnson yesterday that seem to suggest the current lockdown in The United Kingdom will be extended until at least the 8th of March. This decision has been driven by the fact that the PM believes if the drop in cases […]

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Sterling fell against the dollar to its lowest in almost four weeks after England announced a new national lockdown, but analysts said hopes for a Brexit deal prevented the currency from declining further. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced over the weekend that a one-month lockdown across England would start on Thursday. Britain has registered more […]

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The British pound held above a 10-day low as investors cut their holdings with British and European negotiators scrambling to salvage post-Brexit trade talks. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there was no point in continuing talks and it was time to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ exit when transitional arrangements end on Dec. […]

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