Worst UK Construction Data In 10 Months


Worst UK Construction Data In 10 Months

Sterling fell to a two-week low versus the dollar as a broadly resurgent dollar sapped appetite for the British currency after the United States and China agreed at a G20 summit in Japan to restart trade talks. That deal came after U.S. President Donald Trump offered concessions to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping when the […]

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GBP Hits 10 Day Low Vs USD

Sterling fell on Monday to a 10-day low against the stronger dollar after the United States and China agreed at the G20 summit in Japan to restart trade talks. The pound slipped 0.3%, bringing losses since early-May to about 4.5%. Against the euro, however, sterling firmed to approach one-week highs. The currency had fallen to […]

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Market Update

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the BoE would only factor the possibility of a no-deal Brexit into its economic forecasts if Britain’s next prime minister decides to leave the European Union without a transition agreement. Last week, the BoE highlighted a disconnect between the “smooth” Brexit scenario that underpins its forecasts and the […]

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Dollar Gains After Fed Comments

The dollar this morning as expectations dwindled for aggressive cuts in U.S. interest rates after comments by Federal Reserve officials. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell stressed the central bank’s independence from U.S. President Donald Trump, who is pushing for rate cuts. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, considered one of the most dovish U.S. central bankers, […]

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Analysts Expect Pound Could Drop To 1.08 By Year End

The pound will tumble to levels not seen since 2017 against the euro as Brexit turmoil outweighs a dovish European Central Bank, according to analysts. Sterling is likely to slide toward 1.0870 against the euro by year-end, about 3% below current levels and a rate not seen in 21 months, according to JPMorgan Chase & […]

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Theresa May Quits

British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement that she resigns, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal. May set out a timetable for her departure: She will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 with a […]

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Pound Drops 14th Day In A Row

Sterling plunged again in early London trading this morning as pressure mounted on Prime Minister Theresa May to name a date for her departure. The British currency has been falling heavily in the past few days. May’s last-ditch attempt to get backing for a Brexit deal triggered a revolt yesterday by some of her Brexit-supporting […]

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PM Could Resign This Weekend

Pound Sterling hit its lowest level since a January flash crash today as Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-ditch Brexit plan failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party. Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters this morning just hours after her offer of a vote on a […]

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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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UK Unemployment Lowest Since 1970’s

Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the mid-1970s as a pre-Brexit hiring surge continued, but workers’ pay rose a bit less quickly in the first three months of 2019, official data showed this morning. The unemployment rate stood at 3.8%, its lowest since early 1975 and down slightly from a previous reading […]

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