Big week Ahead For Brexit


Big week Ahead For Brexit

The pound in early London trading today as investors grow increasingly concerned that Britain and the European Union were no closer to agreeing a Brexit withdrawal deal. British lawmakers have passed a law requiring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Brexit if the UK cannot agree a withdrawal deal by Oct. 19. […]

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Britain’s Economy Tips Into Recession

Britain’s economy appears to have tipped into recession as firms brace for the risk of a disruptive Brexit in just a few weeks’ time, according to a survey which showed the dominant services sector took an unexpectedly sharp downturn last month. September’s IHS Markit/CIPS services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell by more than any economist […]

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Market Update

The Supreme Court’s decision which took place yesterday, called Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful and said lawmakers should return to sitting, is widely seen as reducing the probability of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement on Oct. 31. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was flying home today as determined as […]

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Market Update

The British pound was lower today after a tumultuous week in which it plunged to three-year lows before rebounding strongly as lawmakers voted to block a no-deal Brexit, making a snap election more likely. Opposition parties will discuss how to respond to Boris Johnson’s bid to call a snap election after the prime minister said […]

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Boris to try and call a snap election today

Boris Johnson will try to call a snap election today after lawmakers seeking to prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal dealt him a humbling parliamentary defeat. Parliament’s move leaves Brexit up in the air, with possible outcomes ranging from a turbulent no-deal exit to abandoning the whole thing […]

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Sterling Drops Below $1.20

Sterling has dropped below $1.20 this morning to a three-year low, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s implicit ultimatum to lawmakers to back him on Brexit or face an election sent investors scrambling to dump British assets. Barring an October 2016 ‘flash crash’ when sterling momentarily tanked to as low as $1.15, the British currency has […]

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Boris Johnson set to suspend parliament

Britain’s government will seek to extend the period during which parliament does not normally sit, shutting it for around a month until Oct. 14, as part of a drive to prevent politicians from derailing its Brexit plan, the BBC reported. The move, also reported by the Guardian, limits the amount of parliamentary time available to […]

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Merkel Comments Give Brief Hope

Sterling briefly jumped yesterday afternoon after German chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union would think about practical solutions to the backstop, an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border that London wants scrapped. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demand that the EU reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed by the bloc. The deal includes […]

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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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UK Inflation Rises

Annual consumer price inflation rose to a three-month high of 2.1% in July from 2.0% in June, the Office for National Statistics said, bucking the average expectation in a Reuters poll of economists for a fall to 1.9%. Earlier this month the BoE predicted consumer price inflation would fall to a three-year low below 1.6% […]

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