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The pound has steadied against major currencies this morning after hitting a week’s high against the dollar and a 12-day high against the euro this week as Britain set out reopening plans following the COVID-19 pandemic. Sterling had found support this week on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to COVID-19 restrictions in England in […]

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The pound dropped off this morning after Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey warned against over-reaction to rising inflation in Britain. Bailey said in his annual Mansion House speech that it was important to ensure that the recovery was not undermined by a premature tightening in monetary conditions, as a rise in inflation was likely […]

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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 hit a 10-month high against the euro as investors bet Britain’s COVID-19 vaccinations would help its coronavirus-battered economy reopen quickly and recover from its biggest hit in 300 years. The pound rose 0.2% against the euro to as high as 86.84 pence, its highest since April 2020. A day earlier, it had climbed to […]

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The spread of the coronavirus and the extreme measures taken to control the pandemic have wrought havoc in financial markets worldwide. In currency markets, the reaction has been a headlong flight into the supposed safety of the US dollar. Every major currency worldwide fell sharply against the greenback, even the Japanese Yen. The worst punishment was meted […]

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Oil prices fell by around 30% over the weekend, due to the ongoing disagreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia over the production of oil as lower prices have begun to affect orders. The talks ended with Saudi Arabia threatening to lower their prices by $6 to wipe out their competitors during tough times that the […]

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Sterling rebounded towards the end of last week due to better than expected Retail Sales in January. The main factor behind the increase was the horrendous weather in the UK most likely prompting consumers to panic buy essentials. Moving forward this could contribute to an improvement in UK Inflation figures which is a key focus […]

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This morning’s main data release is UK CPI inflation for January. The previous month saw an unexpected fall to 1.3%, the lowest for three years, which had fuelled expectations of a near-term BoE rate cut. The predictions are a rebound to at least 1.6% last month, thanks to energy prices as a result of: (i) […]

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