UK PM May faces a fight to seal Brexit deal


UK PM May faces a fight to seal Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince senior ministers this afternoon to accept a draft European Union divorce deal that opponents said would imperil her own government and threaten the unity of the United Kingdom. Brexiteers in May’s Conservative Party accused her of surrendering to the EU and said they would vote the deal […]

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Brexit Deal Could Be Done By Wednesday

The United Kingdom and the European Union are almost in touching distance of a Brexit deal which could be clinched in the next 24 to 48 hours, Prime Minister Theresa May’s de facto deputy Lidington has said this morning. May said on Monday that there were still considerable unresolved issues over Brexit as the two […]

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UK Third Quarter Growth Strong

Britain’s economy kept up healthy momentum during the third quarter, but this may prove a high watermark ahead of Brexit, official figures showed this morning. Gross domestic product in the three months to September was 0.6 percent higher than in the previous quarter, matching the consensus forecast in a poll of economists, figures from the […]

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Dollar Recovers From Mid Term Election Losses

The dollar rose this morning, pulling away from lows hit yesterday, as the market breathed a sigh of relief after the U.S. midterm elections and as investors turned their attention toward the Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates on hold but signal further tightening in December. Analysts said […]

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Sterling Gains – Trump Doesn’t

Sterling rose for a third consecutive day, buoyed by a BBC report that Britain is preparing for a Brexit agreement by the end of November. The pound has benefited from growing hope among investors that Britain is close to reaching a deal with the European Union less than five months before it leaves the bloc. […]

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Pound Continues To Gain

Sterling rose a quarter of a percent this morning as hopes grew for a Brexit deal breakthrough, encouraging investors to buy the British currency with the struggling dollar also fuelling gains. The European Union is preparing to back a compromise proposal on the Irish border to resolve the last major hurdle in Brexit negotiations, according […]

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Sterling Rallies On Positive Brexit News

Sterling rallied after a newspaper report said Britain was nearing a deal for leaving the European Union and that an all-UK customs arrangement would be part of it. With talks at an impasse five months before Britain exits the European Union, investors are growing anxious and sterling is moving sharply on any news of a […]

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Deal Likely

Sterling gained this morning, putting it on course for its second-best week of 2018 on optimism for a Brexit deal and signals from the Bank of England that if the exit from the European Union is smooth more interest rate hikes could be on the way. The pound enjoyed its best day of the year […]

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Market Update

The pound inched down to just above two-month this morning as traders prepared for the British finance minister’s annual budget speech later in the day. Philip Hammond will use his speech to urge his divided Conservative Party to back the government’s plan for a Brexit deal, or put at risk a long-awaited easing of austerity. […]

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Brexit Latest

The British pound sits near a seven-week lows against the dollar this morning and three-week lows versus the euro, as doubt grows about whether the UK and the European Union can clinch a Brexit deal. Bloomberg reported this morning that Brexit talks were on hold because Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet was not close enough […]

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