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Market Update

Sterling gained against the dollar this morning as the safe-haven greenback fell against most currencies as market sentiment improved on hopes that China would ease its strict COVID-19 curbs. The British currency in recent weeks has been more responsive to broad shifts in risk sentiment than the European common currency, and the pound also gained […]

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The USD surged by over 2% against both EUR & GBP after The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a further 75 basis points last night, the fourth such rate hike in a row. Taking current interest rates in America to 4%. Comments made by Fed Chair Jerome Powell afterwards however was the main contributor […]

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Sterling slipped to a new two-week trough after Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey reiterated that the central bank would end its emergency bond-buying program on Friday and told pension fund managers to finish rebalancing their positions within that time frame. However, the pound rebounded slightly after a report in the Financial Times said the […]

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The pound weakened for the fifth day in a row amid fresh signs of trouble in the UK government bond market that forced yet another intervention by the Bank of England. The pound currently stands at $1.10 after recovering slightly to $1.14 last week, following Kwasi Kwarteng’s U-turn on the abolition of the 45 percent […]

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Fitch has downgraded the UK’s government debt rating to “negative” from “stable” following the mini-budget. The ratings agency warned that the “large and unfunded fiscal package” could lead to a significant increase in the government’s deficits over the medium term. The large and unfunded fiscal package announced as part of the new government’s growth plan […]

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The pound slipped against the dollar as traders weigh up the UK government’s U-turns and awaits a speech from prime minister Liz Truss. Sterling had initially jumped against the US greenback in early trade, hitting its highest level in three weeks. However, it soon gave up those gains. The more robust pound, compared its fragile […]

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Global stocks rallied for a second day, after Britain’s decision to ditch part of a controversial tax-cut plan and slightly paler expectations for aggressive central bank action returned some confidence to investors. UK Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Monday announced the government would back down on reversing a tax break for top earners that formed […]

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Sterling and the euro fell on today and the U.S. dollar clawed back a recent dip as relief at the Bank of England’s intervention in bond markets faded. The British currency jumped the most since mid-June on Wednesday after the BoE announced an emergency bond-buying plan to shore up a gilt market that had been […]

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