Rates Steady After TV Debate


Rates Steady After TV Debate

Sterling was slightly weaker against the dollar and largely flat versus the euro this morning, showing little immediate reaction to a debate between the leaders of Britain’s two main political parties ahead of next month’s election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises, saying only he could take Britain out of the […]

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Pound Boosted By Election News

Sterling was a big mover yesterday, jumping to a six-month high against the euro after the UK’s Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said the party would not field candidates in next month’s election against PM Boris Johnson’s Conservative Part in seats where the latter already had a majority. That gave Johnson a better chance of […]

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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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Pound Could Drop by 2% on Election Results

Sterling would receive a post-election bounce of around 3% if British voters give the ruling Conservative Party a majority in parliament on Dec. 12 but will fall 2% if the opposition Labour Party wins a majority, a new poll found. The pound has gyrated wildly since Britain decided in a June 2016 referendum to leave […]

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Election Polls Key For Sterling

The pound was pretty static this morning as investors calculated the risks which the upcoming general election poses to Britain’s ability to sign a trade deal with the European Union before Jan. 31, its new deadline to leave the EU. Traders also waited to see what the Bank of England (BoE) might have to say […]

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Brexit Showdown In Parliament Today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal Brexit votes in the British parliament today that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in just nine days’ time. As the clock ticks down to the latest Oct. 31 deadline for the United Kingdom’s departure, […]

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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

British pound attempted a recovery and reached the highest level since July; however, the upside failed to gain traction. GBP seem to have bumped into a brick wall on the approach to $1.2350 despite some positive developments on Brexit front. Speaking at a press conference with the Irish leader Leo Varadkar, the U.K. Prime Minister […]

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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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