Dollar hits 2 week high


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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UK Inflation hits a 5 year high

UK inflation rises to its highest level in 5 and a half years last month, according to official data released at 9:30am this morning that could make the Bank of England more likely to raise interest rates next month. Consumer prices last month were 3.0 percent higher than a year ago, the Office for National […]

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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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Sterling suffered major blows last week

Britain’s pound fell to four-week lows last week, amid growing uncertainty over Prime Minister Theresa May’s control of the leadership and strong U.S labour market data that boosted the dollar. Sterling was on track for its worst week in a year against the dollar and on a trade-weighted basis, after a more than 2 percent […]

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Sterling Outlook

Market speculators are likely to keep their sterling positions steady this month, according to a plurality of respondents in a poll which predicted the currency will trade around where it is now against the euro and dollar in a year. Sterling was hammered after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and is around 13 […]

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UK GDP drops to 1.5%

Britain’s economy recorded its weakest year-on-year growth since 2013 in the three months to the end of June, and the major services sector contracted in July, showing a possible loss of momentum as the Bank of England prepares to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Official data showed year-on-year gross domestic […]

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Britain waits on PM’s speech

Sterling traded within a tight range against the dollar today while investors waited for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May in which she is expected to try to rescue stalled Brexit talks. Investors will watch to see if May can offer enough to European Union negotiators to persuade them to move talks forward, […]

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Sterling drops after yesterdays gains

Britain’s unemployment rate unexpectedly fell further to its lowest since 1975 during the three months to July, but wage growth proved even more subdued than expected, official figures showed this morning. The data are likely to deepen division at the Bank of England over whether the time for an interest rate rise is nearing and […]

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Focus on ECB meeting today

Sterling inched lower today, with dealers citing growing resistance to any further recovery against the dollar on a day set to be dominated by events in Europe and the United States. The pound has been supported by broad-based US dollar weakness in 2017. On the other side, UK data has also been struggling and on […]

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