Sterling outlook is gloomy


Sterling outlook is gloomy

The pound was up a little this morning as there are expectations that the Bank of England will eventually tighten their policies thus protecting the pound from the current conservative government. We had seen two resignations from members of the current government in just over a week. This has dented the confidence that the conservatives […]

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Sterling lower due to Conservatives Uncertainty

Sterling slipped today following a string of scandals in the ruling Conservative party. There is evidence of growing doubts over Prime Minister Theresa May’s ability to deliver a good Brexit deal which is putting pressure on the pound. Despite Britain heading into another round of divorce negotiations with the European Union later this week, investors’ […]

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Dollar gains across the board

Sterling recouped some losses on Monday after slipping against for three consecutive weeks, but any strong gains were checked by continued uncertainty around Brexit talks and instability in the governing Conservative party. Investors are monitoring the negotiations around Britain’s future relationship with the European Union for the impact not only on business confidence and economic […]

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GBP/EUR at 3 month high

Sterling hit a 3-1/2-month high against the euro on today as investors focused on a Nov. 2 Bank of England policy decision they expect will produce the first interest rate hike in over a decade. Manufacturing purchasing managers survey (PMI) was released at 0930 GMT which came in at 56.3 beating expectations of 55.8 Figures […]

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Bank of England Raise Rates?

Sterling consolidated gains today as the market geared up for a rate rise from the Bank of England this week when investors will analyse the bank’s statement for the future direction of interest rates. With continued Brexit uncertainty and a mixed bag of results for the British economy, the expected rate hike is likely to […]

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Sterling down slightly against Euro

The British pound slipped against the dollar today, as investors looked cautiously ahead towards a Bank of England policy meeting next week which could see interest rates rise for the first time in over a decade. The market is priced for a hike after BoE rate-setters next meet on Nov. 2, but continued uncertainty over […]

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UK 3rd Quarter growth beats estimate

Quarterly gross domestic product growth rose to 0.4 percent compared with 0.3 percent growth in the three months to June 2017, the Office for National Statistics said this morning. A poll of economists had pointed to growth of 0.3 percent. The vast services industry was behind the bulk of Britain’s economic expansion in the third […]

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Euro drops on stimulus speculation

The euro slipped this morning after posting its biggest weekly rise in a month as traders took profits, though markets were wary of chasing the currency lower before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week. With some political uncertainty in the form of an approaching deadline over Catalonia’s bid for independence and Austria’s election […]

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Sterling set for 4th week of losses

Sterling steadied this morning after falling to a two-month low against the dollar in the previous session, as investors waited to see what Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen would say in a speech later in the day. The pound also held near its lowest in more than 10 months against the euro, with political uncertainty […]

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50% chance of a UK rate rise

The pound recorded its best weekly performance against the dollar in almost eight months last week. It climbed almost 2.5 percent to reach as high as $1.3030 after BoE Governor Mark Carney said a rate rise was likely to be needed as the economy came closer to running at full capacity, and that the Bank […]

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