UK unemployment rises


UK unemployment rises

So far this week the best performers have been Sterling and the US Dollar. Sterling gained yesterday after a rumour that the EU may be open to a deal after Brexit, whereas the Dollar gained from the recent lows we have seen. Today is a busy day regarding economic data releases, we had the UK […]

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Sterling lower against the Dollar

Sterling edged lower against the dollar and euro yesterday, holding off 10-day highs hit last week, as traders awaited key wages data due on Wednesday for clues to the pace of monetary tightening from the Bank of England. Markets have moved to price in an interest rate hike in May, but such tightening will hinge […]

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Dollar fights back

The dollar enjoyed a small rebound today as investors bought back the greenback following its plunge to three-year lows. The U.S. currency has been hurt by a variety of factors this year, including concerns that Washington might pursue a weak dollar strategy and the perceived erosion of its yield advantage as other countries start to […]

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UK Retail Sales expanded 0.1% MoM

Sterling gave away part of its initial gains today following the release of January’s retail sales in the UK. Overall, retail sales volumes rose 0.1 percent on the month, below economists’ forecasts in a Reuters poll for a monthly rise of 0.5 percent, after dropping 1.4 percent in December. Even in year-on-year terms, there was […]

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Pound above $1.40

Sterling rose against the dollar today, cementing gains on the back of a broadly weakened dollar, with traders eyeing earnings data next week to give the pound fresh momentum. After a strong start to the year on the back of growing expectations that the Bank of England will raise rates faster than previously thought, and […]

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Dollar Weakens Ahead Of Inflation Data

Sterling strengthened yesterday after data showed British inflation unexpectedly stayed close to its highest levels in six years in January, firming up investors’ bets that the Bank of England will raise interest rates again in May. The BoE surprised financial markets last week by indicating that rates could move up faster than previously expected, as […]

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UK Inflation unexpectedly at 3%

Sterling edged up against the dollar and Euro this morning, continuing a modest rebound from three-week lows hit last week, as traders eyed UK inflation data for clues on when and how fast the Bank of England will raise interest rates. Consumer price index (CPI) numbers were in at 0930 GMT and they were expected […]

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The week ahead

Over the weekend, amid speculation that the Bank of England could raise interest rates as soon as May, Chief Economist Andy Haldane said that there is “no rush” to tighten policy further. Bank of England speakers are the key focus today in an otherwise quiet calendar. Following last week’s hawkish signals from the Bank of […]

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Bank of England to raise rates

The Bank of England said yesterday it was likely to raise interest rates sooner and by more than it thought only three months ago. The BoE’s rate-setters gave themselves time to assess how Britain is coping with the approach of Brexit by voting unanimously to hold Bank Rate at 0.5 percent, as expected. Governor Mark […]

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Dollar Strengthens while Sterling remains volatile

The exchange rates are listed at the bottom of this article. Please note they are for indication only. For a live quote please contact us. The U.S. dollar was at two-week highs against a currency basket today, rising last night after U.S. Senate leaders announced a two-year budget agreement. The U.S. dollar index, which measures […]

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