UK Inflation Stays Unchanged


UK Inflation Stays Unchanged

Sterling has continued to fall after a newspaper reported that Brexit talks between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the opposition Labour Party were stalling. The report was subsequently dismissed by a Labour Party spokesman, but the pound held near the lows despite robust jobs data yesterday morning. In currency derivative markets, expectations for volatility […]

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UK Pay Growth Rises

British workers’ pay grew at its joint fastest pace in over a decade, fuelled by further job creation, adding to suggestions that Brexit uncertainty is prompting firms to hire workers rather than make longer-term investment in equipment. Total earnings, including bonuses, rose by an annual 3.5 percent in the three months to February, the Office […]

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EU Will Grant Extension

The European Union will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit at an emergency summit today, but the EU leaders are likely to demand she accepts a longer extension with conditions. In a sign of just how far the Brexit crisis has sapped British power, May dashed to Berlin and Paris on […]

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May Heads To Europe For Crunch Talks

The pound continued volatility for a second consecutive day as British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Berlin and Paris to argue for a Brexit delay though gains were tiny before an emergency European Union summit on Wednesday. Sterling rose 0.1 percent to $1.3074 in quiet trading and is still more than 2 percent below […]

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Pound Volatility Expected

Sterling held above $1.3 on this morning but nervousness in the market about key Brexit talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and the opposition Labour Party. Britain is due to leave the European Union on Friday, but May is seeking a compromise with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the terms of the UK’s divorce ahead […]

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Pound Stagnates

The pound remained stuck near a one-week low this morning with a lack of progress in Brexit talks prompting concern that a vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal could be delayed. Talks between May’s top government lawyer and European Union negotiators to win concessions from the bloc on Brexit ended on Tuesday without agreement […]

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Pound Gains

Sterling shot past $1.30 on hopes that Prime Minister Theresa May will make progress in seeking changes to her Brexit deal with the European Union, although some traders struggled to explain the size of the move. After edging higher for much of the day, the pound then jumped in late European trading – rising almost […]

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UK Wage Data Strong

UK pay growth held at its fastest pace in a decade in late 2018 and job creation remained strong, official figures showed this morning, suggesting the labour market was staying buoyant ahead of Brexit. Total earnings, including bonuses, rose by an annual 3.4 percent in the three months to December, remaining at its fastest pace […]

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Chances Of A General Election Rise

The pound has dropped across the board after Theresa May lost two Brexit-related votes in as many days. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will demand a general election if May loses a vote in parliament over her Brexit plans next week, we expect Corbyn to mention this today. The British currency was hit by the […]

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Sterling Strengthens Ahead Of Debates

Sterling has risen ahead of parliament reconvening this week and debate Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement. Traders expect the next two weeks to be highly volatile for sterling. A vote on May’s Brexit deal – which she has said MPs must back if Britain is to avoid a disorderly Brexit in March – […]

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