UK pay growth lags behind Inflation


UK pay growth lags behind Inflation

Sterling got only a temporary boost from data showing British wage growth edged above forecasts this morning, rising briefly against the dollar before dropping off again. British pay growth has lagged behind inflation again, official data showed, but the figures are likely to cement expectations among investors that the Bank of England will soon raise […]

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Sterling hits 15 month high vs US Dollar

Sterling hit a 15-month high against the dollar today before retreating a notch as investors wound back some of last week’s bets on a Bank of England rate rise ahead of a speech by the central bank’s governor Mark Carney. The pound rocketed past $1.36 to its strongest since the Brexit vote on Friday after […]

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UK Inflation Unexpectedly Slows

British inflation unexpectedly slowed for the first time since October last month, adding to the likelihood that the Bank of England will keep interest rates at a record low in August. Consumer prices rose by 2.6 percent compared with a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday, down from a nearly four-year […]

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Growth is services sector falls

Growth across British services companies fell to a four-month low in June and companies were their least optimistic in nearly a year, according to a survey that could disappoint Bank of England officials who want to raise interest rates. Although the survey suggested Britain’s economy recovered some momentum in the second quarter and probably expanded […]

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UK Data Disappoints Again

Growth in Britain’s construction industry slowed in June, adding to signs that the economy might be struggling to regain much momentum after a lacklustre start to the year, a survey showed on this morning. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 54.8 from May’s 18-month high of 56.0, slightly below the median forecast […]

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50% chance of a UK rate rise

The pound recorded its best weekly performance against the dollar in almost eight months last week. It climbed almost 2.5 percent to reach as high as $1.3030 after BoE Governor Mark Carney said a rate rise was likely to be needed as the economy came closer to running at full capacity, and that the Bank […]

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Pound hits $1.30 after positive UK Data

Sterling climbed close to $1.30 today, hitting its highest since before Britain’s parliamentary elections, as investors brought forward their expectations for when the Bank of England would begin to tighten monetary policy. BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that a rise in interest rates was likely to be needed as the economy comes closer […]

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What will affect Sterling this week?

Last week was pretty underwhelming as the Prime Minister is still yet to form her Government, and it seems Brexit negotiations have started pretty smoothly (Not sure how long it will last though!). Only a week ago, the Conservative Party said that if Theresa May went for a “Soft Brexit” then they will “Oust” her […]

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Tory/DUP deal by next Thursday

Sterling traded slightly below $1.27 today, investors treading water after a split at the Bank of England over monetary policy added further uncertainty to the outlook for Britain’s economy as it leaves the European Union. Barely a week after three members of the central bank’s eight-strong rate-setting committee voted to hike record low interest rates, […]

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Carney – Not the time for a rate rise

Sterling fell by almost a full cent against the dollar today after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said now was not the time to raise interest rates, dashing some investors’ hopes that the central bank had shifted in that direction. Now is not the time to raise interest rates, he said today, warning of […]

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