Brexit Secretary Raab Resigns – Pound Crashes!


Brexit Secretary Raab Resigns – Pound Crashes!

British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May’s government into turmoil just two days after she clinched an EU divorce deal that was mauled by opponents, allies and mutinous members of her party. The resignation of such a senior minister puts the United Kingdom into a political crisis just as May was […]

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Sterling Gains – Trump Doesn’t

Sterling rose for a third consecutive day, buoyed by a BBC report that Britain is preparing for a Brexit agreement by the end of November. The pound has benefited from growing hope among investors that Britain is close to reaching a deal with the European Union less than five months before it leaves the bloc. […]

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Market Update

The pound inched down to just above two-month this morning as traders prepared for the British finance minister’s annual budget speech later in the day. Philip Hammond will use his speech to urge his divided Conservative Party to back the government’s plan for a Brexit deal, or put at risk a long-awaited easing of austerity. […]

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PM Has Backing From Her Party

Theresa May received a show of support from her Conservative Party at a meeting in parliament, shifting the focus away from talk of an imminent leadership challenge over her Brexit strategy. May has angered both supporters of Brexit and pro-EU lawmakers since failing to clinch a deal at an EU summit last week by raising […]

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Leadership Challenge?

The British pound recovered from 2-1/2-week lows but gains were limited because of continuing uncertainty about whether Prime Minister Theresa May can see off her opponents and secure Britain an exit deal from the European Union. May told parliament on Monday that the Brexit deal with Brussels was 95 percent complete, and she urged restive […]

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95% Brexit Done – According To May

Sterling firmed modestly versus the dollar, benefiting from the greenback’s retreat and signs a Brexit deal was almost done, though the prickly Irish border issue and disagreements within the UK ruling party capped gains. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to tell parliament later that 95 percent of the country’s divorce deal has been […]

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Sterling Boosts On Positive Brexit Negotiations

The European Union’s Brexit negotiators told national diplomats in Brussels late last night that a divorce deal with Britain was “very close”, according to two sources present at the meeting. The EU signalled that it was engaging with new proposals emerging in Britain on how to avoid extensive checks on the Irish border after Brexit, […]

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May’s Chequers Plan Branded A Joke

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media today after what they cast as a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders at an informal summit in Salzburg. After a dinner of Wiener schnitzel in Salzburg, EU leaders said they will push for a Brexit deal next month but […]

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Bank Of England Meeting Later Today

Sterling has held near recent highs before a monetary policy announcement later in the day, when the Bank of England looks almost certain to keep interest rates unchanged after raising them last month. Economists polled all expect the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to vote 9-0 to leave interest rates at 0.75 percent. Most do […]

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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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