Article 50 will be triggered this Wednesday


Article 50 will be triggered this Wednesday

It seems like a very long time ago that the UK public came out and voted to leave the EU, after all of the issues in the Houses of Commons and in the Supreme Court, finally on Wednesday we will see the PM begin the process of leaving the EU. Last week we did see […]

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Pound drops due to Brexit worries

Sterling fell against the dollar and euro today, retreating from the previous session’s one-month highs, as investors braced for Britain’s beginning the formal process of leaving the European Union next week. An interview with Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe in The Times also laid out the argument for the Bank looking through further rises […]

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UK Retail Sales better than expectations

Sterling hit a one-month high against the dollar this morning, after UK retail sales data came in much higher than expected, soothing worries about weakening consumer sentiment in Britain as it prepares to leave the European Union. Sales volumes in February rose by 1.4 percent from January, beating the 0.4 percent increase forecast by a […]

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Sterling steadies after recent boost

The pound flattened out today after hitting its highest levels in almost four weeks, speculation that the Bank of England will raise rates within the next year cooled by broader concerns about a Brexit-driven slowdown in the UK economy. Sterling has surged 3 percent in the past week, driven by a turnaround in the dollar […]

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UK inflation shoots past Bank of England target

British inflation last month shot past the Bank of England’s 2 percent target for the first time since the end of 2013 and looks set to climb further due to the Brexit hit to the pound and rising global oil prices. Consumer prices leapt by a stronger-than-expected 2.3 percent in annual terms, their biggest increase […]

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US Dollar weakens for 4th day in a row

Sterling rose to a three-week high against the dollar this morning, sales of the dollar after the G20 gave in to U.S. pressure and omitted a reference to protectionism pushing the greenback lower for a fourth day running. The dollar’s weakness has eased pressure on the pound as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to launch […]

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Pound gains due to BoE leaning towards a rate rise

The pound rose for the third day running against the dollar this morning for the first time since mid-January, drawing confidence from signs some at the Bank of England may be leaning toward a rise in interest rates to support the currency. Minutes from the Bank’s latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting shocked markets on Thursday […]

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Sterling weakness expected to continue

Sterling hit an eight-week high this week in reaction to Parliament’s approval of the Article 50 bill – but with at least two years of negotiations ahead, could the currency fall even further? MPs voted down two amendments added by the House of Lords to the Article 50 bill on Monday evening, with peers voting […]

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Sterling Bounces Slightly

Sterling bounced back from a fall to eight-week lows this morning with dealers citing a weaker dollar, a poll showing Scots still favour remaining in the United Kingdom and signs that EU exit talks will not be triggered for another two weeks. The pound had sunk to its lowest since mid-January on Tuesday after Prime […]

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May wins right to start divorce proceedings with EU

Prime Minister Theresa May has won the right to launch divorce proceedings with the European Union and begin two years of talks that will shape the future of Britain and Europe. May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU in June, faced down attempts in both the lower and […]

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