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Market Update

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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Rate Decision At Midday

President Donald Trump’s pitch to the Federal Reserve to cut US interest rates has been denied as Interest Rates stay put. Trump believes the central bank should cut its key lending rates to align more with its global peers. US Federal Reserve have decided to keep Interest Rates unchanged as widely expected. Fed Reserve Chairman […]

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Interest Rate Cut On Thursday – 50/50

Sterling has weakened against the Euro this morning alongside dropping to a one week low against the USD. Main reasons being the concern about Britain’s future relationship with the EU has started to impact the exchange rates. The pound is also volatile ahead of Thursday’s potential interest rate cut by the Bank of England The […]

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On Friday we saw the UK’s PMI data come out stronger than what traders were expecting, this has now reduced the chances of a Bank Of England interest rate cut on Thursday. The Bank Of England’s meeting this week is going to be the main event the markets will have their eyes on, it is […]

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Rate Cut Chances Slim

Possibilities of a Bank of England interest rate cut has faded as UK Businesses show greater optimism in January. Could a cut on 30th January be too soon? The economy could pick up over the coming months in accordance with yesterday’s CBI data showing far better than forecasted positive figures. Unlike the beginning of the […]

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On Tuesday Boris Johnson suffered a fourth defeat on his Brexit Legislation after members of Parliament’s Upper Chamber voted to protect Children Refugee’s once Britain leaves the European Union. Changes were initially made to the legislation on Monday, including the rights of EU citizens after Brexit. The Bill is due to be debated again next […]

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The British pound fell sharply earlier this week after a BoE policy maker said they ‘would vote for a rate cut unless economic data improved significantly’. With the weaker inflation data on Wednesday the market is pricing in a 57% chance of a 25-basis point cut to rates in January. On Thursday sterling edged higher, […]

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