Market Update


Market Update

Sterling fell to a two-week low after two Bank of England officials unexpectedly voted to cut interest rates this month and others said they would consider a cut if global and Brexit headwinds did not lift. The BoE said that its nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep its key rate at 0.75%, in […]

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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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No Deal Possibility Weighs On Sterling

Sterling plunged to a 23-month low against the euro and near a 31-month low versus the dollar this morning as fears of a disorderly Brexit grew. After the by-election victory for the Liberal Democrats in Brecon and Radnorshire last week, the Conservative party has been left with a majority of just one seat in parliament, […]

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Market Update

The Bank of England (BoE) policymakers voted unanimously to leave interest rates unchanged at 0.75%. However, the bank slashed its growth forecasts amid the growing risk of a no-deal Brexit. The BoE downgraded it forecasts to 1.3% growth for both 2019 and 2020 providing the UK avoids a disorderly exit from the European Union. GBP […]

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Sterling Slips To 30 Month Lows

The dollar rose to a two-year peak against the euro as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ruled out a lengthy easing cycle after delivering the first rate cut since the financial crisis. In a widely expected move, the U.S. central bank cut rates by 25 basis points to shore up the economy against risks […]

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Sterling Steadies After Week Of Big Losses

Sterling, which has tumbled for the whole week as investors rushed to factor in the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union without transition trade arrangements in place, has gained 0.2% at $1.2167, crawling back from a 28-month of $1.2120 plumbed yesterday. Few expect the pound’s respite will last long, given new Prime Minister Boris […]

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Sterling Crashes

Sterling crashed to 2-1/2 year lows this morning and fell towards the $1.21 mark versus the dollar as the growing likelihood of a disorderly Brexit led investors to hedge or cut their exposure to British assets. Sterling traded as high as $1.32 in early-May, having fallen steadily since then, with losses accelerating since July 24 […]

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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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Boris Names His Brexit Dominated Seniors

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet his Brexiteer-dominated team of senior ministers for the first time today to plot how to persuade the European Union to agree to a new Brexit deal ahead of the Oct. 31 exit deadline. Johnson’s dramatic rise to Britain’s top job sets the world’s fifth largest economy up for a […]

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