Market Update


Market Update

Sterling edged slightly higher this morning but was set for its biggest weekly drop in three weeks as traders consolidated positions before monthly U.S. jobs data and as broader trade tensions dominated sentiment. The British currency has had a volatile week as headlines on the progress of Brexit negotiations forced traders to unwind positions in […]

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Pound Rebound

Sterling rebounded off a two-week low, after a Bloomberg report that the United Kingdom and Germany were prepared to drop a key sticking point on Brexit negotiations fuelled hopes of a breakthrough in talks. Sterling had a jump on stories suggesting there is a shift in the German government on Brexit demands, making it more […]

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UK Data Strong – No Impact On Sterling

Sterling edged lower for a fifth consecutive day as a resurgent dollar and mounting concerns over Brexit negotiations sapped demand for the British currency. An overnight bounce in the pound after a report that the European Union could offer new guarantees to Britain to win London’s support for a solution aimed at avoiding a hard […]

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Brexit Woes & Weak Data

The British pound was set for its biggest daily drop against the euro in more than three months as concerns grew about the progress of Brexit negotiations. Sentiment was also further sapped by manufacturing data that underscored the weak state of the British economy. Traders bought sterling last week after the European Union’s chief Brexit […]

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Pressure On Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy means disaster for Britain, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said, as critics at home and officials in Brussels step up their opposition to her plans for how to leave the European Union. With under two months before Britain and the EU want to agree a deal to end over […]

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Pound Rallies After Barnier Comments

The British pound held firm today, after making its biggest gains in seven months yesterday, taking heart from the European Union’s offer of a post-Brexit ‘partnership’. The pound surged as fears of a ‘hard Brexit’ eased after Michel Barnier signalled an accommodative stance towards London in ongoing talks. His comments offered some relief to battered […]

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Market Update

With few prospects now of a deal on Britain’s future EU ties in time for the EU’s October summit, any clues that Brexit Minister Dominic Raab can give in parliament today on its timing will be scrutinised. He will appear at a rare mid-recess session of the upper house’s EU Committee as concerns mount that […]

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Positive UK Data Having Zero Impact On Sterling Value

The British pound slipped against the euro to within a whisker of its weakest since September 2017, hurt by a rally in the single currency and concerns about whether Britain can secure itself a trading deal with the European Union. Sterling has had a tough month so far, hit by concerns Britain could crash out […]

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Government Step Up Planning For A No-Deal Brexit

Sterling fell again this morning as the government stepped up planning for a no-deal Brexit, reviving concern among investors about what would happen to the currency if Britain left the European Union without having agreed new trade arrangements. With less than eight months until the March 29 exit day, diplomats in Brussels say they expect […]

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Positive UK Data This Morning

Britain’s economy picked up some speed in the second quarter after a sharp winter slowdown earlier in the year but lost momentum in June, official data showed this morning. Gross domestic product expanded 0.4 percent in the April-June period, as expected in poll of economists. Britain’s economy slowed after the 2016 Brexit vote and is […]

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