Flash Crash


Flash Crash

We are more likely to end up leaving the European Union without a deal if parliament rejects the agreement Theresa May has negotiated with Brussels, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said this morning. With less than three months until Brexit lawmakers will make a pivotal decision later this month: accept May’s plans for a managed exit […]

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Big Few Weeks Ahead For May

Theresa May urged MPs to back her Brexit deal, promising that it would allow the country to “turn a corner” and let the government focus on solving domestic problems such as housing and a skill shortage. May made the appeal in a New Year’s message little more than two weeks before a make-or-break vote in […]

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Another Day Of Sterling Volatility Ahead

Sterling fell this morning and was headed for a fourth consecutive week of losses as British Prime Minister Theresa May pressed ahead with plans for a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal with the European Union, despite warnings it could topple her government. Sterling’s near-term fate hangs on whether May can win a majority for […]

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The UK can halt Brexit – Revoking Article 50

The UK can halt Brexit by unilaterally revoking Article 50. An advocate general from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has published his legal opinion on the case. Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona’s written opinion is an independent legal solution to the question of whether an EU member state such as the UK can decide on its […]

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Pound Eases Off

The dollar weakened against other major currencies this morning, as markets took Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comment that U.S. interest rates were just below neutral as a signal that a three-year rate-hiking cycle is nearing an end. Powell took markets by surprise on Wednesday when he noted that the policy rate, at 2 to […]

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48 Letters Of No Confidence Submitted

Theresa May is fighting for survival today after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and open mutiny in her party. Brexit minister Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday over her deal, sending the pound tumbling. Mutinous lawmakers in her own party openly sought to challenge her leadership and […]

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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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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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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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