Article 50 will be triggered this Wednesday


Article 50 will be triggered this Wednesday

It seems like a very long time ago that the UK public came out and voted to leave the EU, after all of the issues in the Houses of Commons and in the Supreme Court, finally on Wednesday we will see the PM begin the process of leaving the EU. Last week we did see […]

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Pound drops due to Brexit worries

Sterling fell against the dollar and euro today, retreating from the previous session’s one-month highs, as investors braced for Britain’s beginning the formal process of leaving the European Union next week. An interview with Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe in The Times also laid out the argument for the Bank looking through further rises […]

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UK Retail Sales better than expectations

Sterling hit a one-month high against the dollar this morning, after UK retail sales data came in much higher than expected, soothing worries about weakening consumer sentiment in Britain as it prepares to leave the European Union. Sales volumes in February rose by 1.4 percent from January, beating the 0.4 percent increase forecast by a […]

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Sterling steadies after recent boost

The pound flattened out today after hitting its highest levels in almost four weeks, speculation that the Bank of England will raise rates within the next year cooled by broader concerns about a Brexit-driven slowdown in the UK economy. Sterling has surged 3 percent in the past week, driven by a turnaround in the dollar […]

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UK inflation shoots past Bank of England target

British inflation last month shot past the Bank of England’s 2 percent target for the first time since the end of 2013 and looks set to climb further due to the Brexit hit to the pound and rising global oil prices. Consumer prices leapt by a stronger-than-expected 2.3 percent in annual terms, their biggest increase […]

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US Dollar weakens for 4th day in a row

Sterling rose to a three-week high against the dollar this morning, sales of the dollar after the G20 gave in to U.S. pressure and omitted a reference to protectionism pushing the greenback lower for a fourth day running. The dollar’s weakness has eased pressure on the pound as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to launch […]

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Fresh New Lows For Pound

Sterling slipped even lower today, as investors brushed off the finance minister’s budget statement the previous day as largely a “non-event” that would do little to boost growth in Britain as it prepares to leave the European Union. While Philip Hammond announced a rise in official growth forecasts for this year and cut predicted rates […]

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Euro Weakens as Le Pen Wins Latest Poll

Sterling rose almost 1 percent against the euro today, to its highest in two months, after another opinion poll showing far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gaining ground hit the single currency. The poll suggests anti-EU nationalist Le Pen may have more chance of springing a surprise if she makes it through to the […]

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UK Retail Sales Shock Sterling

Sterling sank by 0.5% on the day against the dollar and Euro this morning after British retail sales racked up their third monthly fall on the trot in January, disappointing expectations for a rise. December’s downwardly revised -2.1 percent was the second biggest monthly fall since comparable records began 20 years ago, and added to […]

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Sterling Edges Higher

Sterling gained around half a percent against the dollar this morning, tracking broader moves in major currencies after some caution about the underlying strength of the U.S. economy set in following a high January inflation number. The pound – down by around a fifth in just over a year against the dollar – has been […]

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