Sterling Volatility Kicks In


Sterling Volatility Kicks In

The British parliament will vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s possible Brexit, so voters should be given a new referendum, May’s former education minister said this morning. Asked if there was any chance May’s plan could pass parliament, Justine Greening, who supported staying in the European Union, said “no”. “I think it’s the worst of […]

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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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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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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 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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Barnier Throws Spanner In The Works

On Wednesday Sterling rose half a percent after European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier signalled progress on a deal with the UK over its withdrawal from the bloc, as well as on the crucial Irish border question. Barnier said 80-85 percent of the withdrawal deal was agreed. However, this morning the pound has dropped by […]

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May Speech Later Today

The British pound held near a three-week low this morning as investors wait on the services survey data and Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech later in the day. May will tell her Conservative Party that the impending divorce from the European Union is an opportunity that opens up a future full of promise, assuring the […]

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The Week Ahead

The Pound held pretty steadily last week against the Euro & Dollar through the beginning of last week until the Federal Reserve put up interest rates and traders started selling off the Pound prior to the Conservative Party Conference. Over the last few months we have seen a significant divide in the Conservative party and a […]

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