Market Update


Market Update

The pound edged higher after inflation picked up in July, but the currency held within sight of a two-and-a-half year low as brewing concerns about a no-deal Brexit weighed on investor sentiment. The consumer price index rose 2.1% year-on-year in July from 2% in June, above a Reuters poll forecast of a 1.9% increase. The […]

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Pound Hits New Lows

Sterling dropped to another low this morning, hitting its weakest since March 2017 as investors grow increasingly worried that Britain is headed towards a disorderly exit from the European Union without a transition deal. Senior ministers said on Sunday that new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was working on the assumption that the EU will […]

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Market Update

The dollar stayed near a two-week high versus on Friday as investors pared expectations for aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cuts ahead of key U.S. economic data later in the day. The euro held gains after the European Central Bank (ECB) kept policy unchanged, disappointing some market participants who had bet on an easing, but […]

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Dollar Strengthens As Sterling Drops Off

The dollar edged to a two-week high versus its rivals this morning after U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a deal on Monday on a two-year extension of the debt limit, dousing fears of a government default later this year. The dollar’s gains were capped in a broadly rangebound currency market as investors […]

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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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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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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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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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