The Week Ahead


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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Sterling Hits Six Week High

The pound is at a six-week high, helped by a weaker dollar and reports of progress on the Irish border question, an obstacle to Brexit diplomats will try to overcome this week at a European Union summit. The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29 but no full exit agreement has […]

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UK GDP Grows At Fastest Pace In A Year

Britain’s economy grew at its fastest pace in almost a year during the three months to July, boosted by stronger consumer spending due to the World Cup and warm weather. Gross domestic product in the three months to July was 0.6 percent higher than in the previous three-month period, gathering pace from 0.4 percent recorded […]

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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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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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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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Trump Comments Weaken US Dollar

The pound rose towards a two-week high this morning after the dollar fell following comments from U.S. President Donald Trump that he was unhappy with the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates. Sterling has recovered in recent sessions from a 14-month low, rising two cents from $1.2662 plumbed last week, helped by dollar weakness and […]

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Brexit worries continue to weaken Sterling

Worries about whether Britain can agree a trade deal with the European Union over coming months to avoid a sudden and disorderly exit from the bloc continue to keep most economists cautious about any sustained Sterling strength. With most of the month’s UK economic data out of the way, the focus will shift back to […]

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