UK Inflation drops unexpectedly


UK Inflation drops unexpectedly

UK inflation dropped to a one year low, according to figures which now raise doubts about a rate rise in May and further rises going forward. There is still a 96% chance of a UK rate rise in May and we believe this is already priced into the markets. Official data showed annual consumer price […]

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Sterling starts the week on the up

Sterling rose against the euro and dollar this morning and is on track for a third consecutive day of gains as investors are encouraged by data showing British house prices rising more than expected in March. Since Britain signed a transition agreement last month to cover the 21-month period after it leaves the European Union, […]

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Pound hits a 2 and a half week high

The pound was up this morning hitting a 2 and a half week high against most currencies, due to the Brexit news over the weekend being interpreted as positive, Germany election shambles and the US investigations. Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit […]

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Sterling lower due to Conservatives Uncertainty

Sterling slipped today following a string of scandals in the ruling Conservative party. There is evidence of growing doubts over Prime Minister Theresa May’s ability to deliver a good Brexit deal which is putting pressure on the pound. Despite Britain heading into another round of divorce negotiations with the European Union later this week, investors’ […]

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Super Thursday – Rate Rise

Sterling steadied this morning, consolidating some chunky gains this week, especially against the euro, before a historic Bank of England policy decision where it is widely expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. With a rate hike virtually priced into the market, analysts would be keenly watching whether BoE […]

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Dollar hits 2 week high

The dollar was trading near two-week highs against a basket of the other major currencies on Tuesday as speculation over who will be the next the chairman of the Federal Reserve continued. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was little changed at 93.75. President […]

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Brexit negotiations are main sterling driver

Sterling exchange rates have been stuck in limbo due to comments made by EU officials following recent Brexit negotiations- fortunately, Donald Tusk (EU Council President) announced that recent comments made by Michel Barnier about Brexit talks hitting a “Deadlock” were over exaggerated and progression has been made between the UK & EU- Though this progress […]

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Euro drops on stimulus speculation

The euro slipped this morning after posting its biggest weekly rise in a month as traders took profits, though markets were wary of chasing the currency lower before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week. With some political uncertainty in the form of an approaching deadline over Catalonia’s bid for independence and Austria’s election […]

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Sterling looses ground as Euro gains

The euro climbed to a two-week high today on relief that Catalonia had stopped short of formally declaring independence from the rest of Spain. Sterling was flat on Wednesday after two sessions of gains as doubts emerged on whether entrenched expectations of higher UK interest rates were reasonable given a backdrop of uncertain Brexit negotiations. […]

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Britain’s trade deficit hits a all time high

British factories had their strongest two months of 2017 in July and August, suggesting the Bank of England remains on track to raise interest rates soon, but the deficit in trade in goods hit an all-time high. The data showed Britain’s economy remained in a low-growth gear in the third quarter after suffering its slowest […]

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