Sterling/Dollar Below 1.27


Sterling/Dollar Below 1.27

Sterling fell below $1.27 for the first time since mid-January, battered by dollar strength and expectations that Prime Minister Theresa May will fail to persuade cabinet colleagues to back an amended version of her Brexit withdrawal deal. Brexit uncertainty has grown in recent weeks after the breakdown of talks between May and the opposition Labour […]

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Pound Volatility Continues Over Brexit

The pound remained near a two-week low this morning, and investors said more losses were likely if Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal gets voted down again next month. Sterling has fallen 1% this month as deadlocked cross-party talks exposed deep political divisions over how, when and even if Brexit should take place. May’s […]

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UK Unemployment Lowest Since 1970’s

Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the mid-1970s as a pre-Brexit hiring surge continued, but workers’ pay rose a bit less quickly in the first three months of 2019, official data showed this morning. The unemployment rate stood at 3.8%, its lowest since early 1975 and down slightly from a previous reading […]

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Conservatives drop to 5th in latest opinion polls

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European parliamentary election as pressure grows for her to set a date for her own departure. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was in the lead, up four percentage points, on 34% while May’s Conservative Party had just […]

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UK Manufacturing Boosts Economy

Britain’s economy got a sharp one-off boost in the first three months of 2019, official figures showed this morning, as manufacturers rushed to deliver orders before a Brexit that never came. Gross domestic product grew at a quarterly rate of 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019, in line with the reading expected by […]

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Sterling drops off after recent gains

Sterling slid nearly half a percent yesterday on rising concerns about the progress of Brexit negotiations and worries Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a mounting challenge to her leadership. May is set to meet Graham Brady, chairman of an influential committee representing members of parliament from her Conservative party, amid calls for her to […]

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Pound Gains Due To positive Brexit Talks

Sterling was the star winner last week as boosted by renewed hope of a Brexit deal between the government and opposition. Poor results for both Conservatives and Labours are piling pressure on both parties to end the Brexit standoff and drama as soon as possible. Prime Minister Theresa May stepped up calls on Labour leader […]

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US Dollar Could Strengthen This Week

The dollar fell against most currencies yesterday, slipping further from a 23-month high, as traders await more data to convince them whether to add to their bullish positions in the greenback. Most major currencies held in tight ranges on light trading volume as Japan began its extended Golden Week holiday. China will observe its Labor […]

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Bad Week For The Pound

Over the last week we have seen the Pound weaken (Due to thin liquidity in the markets after the bank holiday) and the U.S Dollar strengthen due to strong data and economic outlook in the U.S. It seems that many analysts have misunderstood the Fed, in my opinion, it is now highly likely that the […]

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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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