90% Done Deal


90% Done Deal

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border. On Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence that they […]

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Market Update

Sterling edged slightly higher this morning but was set for its biggest weekly drop in three weeks as traders consolidated positions before monthly U.S. jobs data and as broader trade tensions dominated sentiment. The British currency has had a volatile week as headlines on the progress of Brexit negotiations forced traders to unwind positions in […]

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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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Pound Gains After Theresa May Comments

The pound rose yesterday to its highest in a week as traders bet that Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to take control of Brexit negotiations would make it easier to agree a divorce deal with Brussels. With less than nine months before Britain is due to leave the European Union and May’s own Conservative Party […]

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Pound drops to a 2 week low

Sterling has fallen as the dollar rebounded, the pound is on track for its biggest daily drop in nearly two weeks, as imminent Brexit talks and doubts the Bank of England will raise interest rates at all this year darkened the outlook for the pound. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney yesterday said that British […]

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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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UK data disappoints across the board

British factory output unexpectedly dropped in April at the fastest pace since 2012, due to weaker demand at home and abroad, raising concern that the economy’s weakness in early 2018 is persisting. The official data published today also showed the biggest trade deficit for goods since September 2016 after big falls in exports of aircraft, […]

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Sterling worst performing

The Pound and Euro are in a contest to see who the worst performer is today, and right now the pound is edging out the euro by just a tad bit. It’s been all about politics that is weighing on the two currencies today, not helped by technical selling against the greenback too. The euro […]

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UK Services Data Disappoints

Sterling gained slightly yesterday after positive manufacturing data however the negative numbers continued this morning after a major survey showed Britain’s services sector struggled to recover in April from a sharp slowdown in March, further squeezing expectations of an interest rate hike next week. The IHS Markit/CIPS services purchasing managers’ index rose to 52.8 in […]

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Carney comments hammer the pound!

BoE Governor Carney, in an interview last night, seemed somewhat less committal in regards to tightening policy in the UK, focusing more on the slow path in the coming years while suggesting that “a hike is likely this year”. The market has been near “fully priced” for a 25bp hike in May and a rising […]

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