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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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PM Has Backing From Her Party

Theresa May received a show of support from her Conservative Party at a meeting in parliament, shifting the focus away from talk of an imminent leadership challenge over her Brexit strategy. May has angered both supporters of Brexit and pro-EU lawmakers since failing to clinch a deal at an EU summit last week by raising […]

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Brexit!

The pound fell to a three-week this morning before British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with Conservative Party lawmakers, some of whom have discussed toppling her in anger at her Brexit negotiations. May is seeking to win over lawmakers in her party who oppose her approach to Brexit negotiations, stuck at an impasse just over […]

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Leadership Challenge?

The British pound recovered from 2-1/2-week lows but gains were limited because of continuing uncertainty about whether Prime Minister Theresa May can see off her opponents and secure Britain an exit deal from the European Union. May told parliament on Monday that the Brexit deal with Brussels was 95 percent complete, and she urged restive […]

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95% Brexit Done – According To May

Sterling firmed modestly versus the dollar, benefiting from the greenback’s retreat and signs a Brexit deal was almost done, though the prickly Irish border issue and disagreements within the UK ruling party capped gains. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to tell parliament later that 95 percent of the country’s divorce deal has been […]

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90% Done Deal

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border. On Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence that they […]

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UK Retail Sales Drop

British retail sales fell by the most in six months last month after a large drop in food purchases, which followed an unusually warm summer that had encouraged Britons to splash out on barbecues. Retail sales volumes in September dropped by 0.8 percent from August – a bigger fall than economists had expected in a […]

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UK CPI & RPI Weaker

Sterling drops notably just after September consumer inflation data came in lower than expected. Headline CPI slowed to 2.4% yoy, down from 2.7% yoy and missed expectation of 2.8% yoy. Core Inflation slowed to 1.9% yoy, down from 2.1% yoy and missed expectation of 2.1% yoy. The ONS noted that “The largest downward contribution to […]

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Brexit Negotiations Stall

Sterling held near a one-week low today as Brexit negotiations appeared to have stalled before a crucial European Union summit later this week. Negotiators from both sides have been locked in talks this week to overcome differences on the biggest outstanding hurdle to a deal – how to keep the UK frontier with the Irish […]

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Pound Gains As Brexit Deal Gets Closer

Sterling hit a new high versus the euro and added to recent gains against the dollar this morning on optimism that Britain and the European Union can agree a Brexit deal soon. Britain’s ITV News reported late on Tuesday that the two sides had made progress in negotiations over an Irish border backstop, a key […]

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