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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Quiet day for Sterling

Sterling dropped off this morning after making gains yesterday. With investors cautious about risks surrounding Brexit negotiations for the year ahead despite progress in the talks last week. A survey on Monday showed British factories matched a three-decade high for orders this month prodded the pound higher against the dollar and euro. However, Sterling was […]

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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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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 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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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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Biggest daily rise for GBP

Sterling consolidated gains today, a day after posting its biggest daily rise in nearly two months, as investors trimmed some bearish bets before a parliamentary debate over the government’s European Union repeal bill. Sterling remains very headline-sensitive to politics but the protracted weakness in the currency may start to play a bigger role in central […]

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Pound up after worst month in the last 10

Britain’s factories grew a lot more strongly than expected in August as work flowed in from home and abroad, a survey showed this morning, suggesting the economy might be picking up speed after a slow first half of 2017. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) jumped to 56.9 from 55.3 in July, higher […]

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UK Inflation Unchanged

British consumer price inflation unexpectedly held steady last month as fuel prices fell amid other signs that the squeeze on households’ spending power may slowly be starting to level off. Official figures today showed the pace at which manufacturers’ raw material costs are rising slowed by the most in over five years as the initial […]

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Sterling – The week ahead

The big news from the past week for the British Pound was the Bank of England’s rate decision on Thursday. This was a quarterly meeting, often referred to as ‘Super Thursday’ as the BoE accompanied the rate decision with a set of updated forecasts as well as meeting minutes and a press conference after the […]

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