UK Pay Growth Slows


UK Pay Growth Slows

British workers’ pay growth has slowed to its weakest in six months despite record employment, challenging the Bank of England as it considers whether to raise interest rates next month for only the second time since the financial crisis. Average weekly earnings rose by 2.5 percent on the year in the three months to May, […]

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UK Rate decision today

Sterling rebounded from a seven-month low against the dollar and hit the day’s highs versus the euro on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament, averting a rebellion that could have undermined her authority. The pound’s gains were limited, however, with traders divided as to whether May’s victory would […]

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Sterling hits a 5 day high

Sterling rose to a five-day high after British retail sales jumped for the second month in a row in May and far outstripped expectations. Sterling is likely to gain this year and by the time Britain leaves the European Union next March will have recouped a chunk of its losses since the June 2016 decision […]

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Sterling continues to be volatile ahead of Thursday

GBP dropped off today as many investors have continued to off-load the pound ahead of the Bank of England meeting this Thursday when the central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold, and as worries about Brexit negotiations resurface. Tensions within Britain’s governing Conservative party over how to agree terms of exit from […]

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Sterling hits a 2 week low

Sterling slipped to a two-week low against the dollar and Euro as investors questioned whether the Bank of England would raise interest rates in May following weaker-than-expected economic data and cautious comments from governor Mark Carney. The pound has been one of the best performing major currencies in 2018 and last week surged to its […]

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Sterling recovers from recent losses

Yesterday the most volatile currency in the market was the pound, with GBPUSD dropping sharply before recovering, perhaps on the back of news that the UK will offer a resolution soon on the Irish border issue sooner rather than later. The euro consolidated gains on Wednesday after hitting a six-week high in the previous session […]

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Pound up against dollar & euro

The dollar was pinned near one-week lows against a basket of major currencies today as concerns over trade protectionism and political turmoil in Washington continued to weigh. Investors continued to be concerned that growing trade tensions could act as a drag on the global economy after U.S. President Donald Trump sought to impose tariffs on […]

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UK Budget update today

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will give his Spring Budget update today. Traditionally a major set-piece event, its importance has now been downgraded. The main Budget statement now takes place in the autumn and it has been promised that this afternoon’s speech will not contain any major changes to tax or spending. Instead, […]

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All eyes on the ECB meeting today

Sterling hit a three-month low against the euro before recovering again, this happened as the release of the European Union’s draft guidelines for a future trade deal with Britain underlined the gap between the two sides as they negotiate a Brexit deal. Philip Hammond said that financial services should be at the heart of a […]

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UK Retail Sales expanded 0.1% MoM

Sterling gave away part of its initial gains today following the release of January’s retail sales in the UK. Overall, retail sales volumes rose 0.1 percent on the month, below economists’ forecasts in a Reuters poll for a monthly rise of 0.5 percent, after dropping 1.4 percent in December. Even in year-on-year terms, there was […]

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