Growth is services sector falls


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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Pound Rebounds

Sterling hit a six-week high above $1.30 today, close to its highest levels in nine months, on bets that British interest rates could be hiked in the coming months. The pound has risen around 3.5 percent against the dollar since the start of April — its best quarterly performance in two years and its second […]

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Market Update

Britain’s messy election outcome and a weakening of the housing market have caused a sharp of loss of confidence among consumers, leaving the country dependent on exports to avoid a recession, according to a survey published today. An index of consumer confidence produced by polling firm YouGov fell back to just above levels last seen […]

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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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Sterling weakness continues

Sterling dipped below $1.26 for the first time in more than two months today, deepening this week’s losses on signs that Prime Minister Theresa May is still struggling to find the support she needs for her government in parliament. Hit by a retreat in the chances of a rise in interest rates after comments by […]

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Pound breaks 1.30 against USD again

Sterling was set for a 1 percent weekly gain versus the dollar today although some investors were calling a top on the British currency, which climbed above $1.30 this week but is seen vulnerable to Brexit negotiations. The pound surged to an eight-month high of $1.3048 after strong retail sales figures on Thursday, losing momentum […]

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UK inflation shoots past Bank of England target

British inflation last month shot past the Bank of England’s 2 percent target for the first time since the end of 2013 and looks set to climb further due to the Brexit hit to the pound and rising global oil prices. Consumer prices leapt by a stronger-than-expected 2.3 percent in annual terms, their biggest increase […]

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Fresh New Lows For Pound

Sterling slipped even lower today, as investors brushed off the finance minister’s budget statement the previous day as largely a “non-event” that would do little to boost growth in Britain as it prepares to leave the European Union. While Philip Hammond announced a rise in official growth forecasts for this year and cut predicted rates […]

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Sterling Continues Decline – Budget Today 12:30 GMT

Sterling fell to a seven-week low today ahead of a British budget expected to raise economic forecasts but remain thrifty as Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond targets curbing a big fiscal deficit. Hammond is due to announce his tax and spending plans for the year at 1230 GMT, in Britain’s first full budget statement since […]

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