UK Inflation Unchanged


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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UK Construction drops to 11 month low

Growth in Britain’s construction industry tumbled to an 11-month low in July, as a lacklustre outlook for the economy and heightened political uncertainty deterred new orders, a survey showed today. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 51.9 from 54.8 in June, below all forecasts in a poll of economists that had […]

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UK Economy Picks Up

Britain’s economy gathered only a little speed in the second quarter after almost stalling at the start of the year, propped up by the services sector and a booming film industry, official figures showed on this morning. Growth of 0.3 percent on the quarter was up from 0.2 percent in the first quarter, a figure […]

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Pound Rebounds

Sterling hit a six-week high above $1.30 today, close to its highest levels in nine months, on bets that British interest rates could be hiked in the coming months. The pound has risen around 3.5 percent against the dollar since the start of April — its best quarterly performance in two years and its second […]

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Pound hits $1.30 after positive UK Data

Sterling climbed close to $1.30 today, hitting its highest since before Britain’s parliamentary elections, as investors brought forward their expectations for when the Bank of England would begin to tighten monetary policy. BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that a rise in interest rates was likely to be needed as the economy comes closer […]

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What will affect Sterling this week?

Last week was pretty underwhelming as the Prime Minister is still yet to form her Government, and it seems Brexit negotiations have started pretty smoothly (Not sure how long it will last though!). Only a week ago, the Conservative Party said that if Theresa May went for a “Soft Brexit” then they will “Oust” her […]

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Sterling will stay under pressure

Sterling gave back early gains against the dollar to trade flat today, back under pressure after British general elections that yielded no clear majority for any party and threatened to undermine Brexit talks later this month. Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival […]

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All Eyes On Thursday

In Britain, the latest opinion poll, by Survation for ITV television, showed Prime Minister Theresa May’s lead over the opposition Labour Party holding at just 1 percentage point ahead of the election. The dollar hit a six-week low against the safe-haven yen on Tuesday as caution mounted ahead of Britain’s election, a European Central Bank […]

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Sterling – Volatile week ahead

Sterling recovered ground today after falling half a cent against the dollar in early Asian deals as traders reacted to another militant attack over the weekend in London ahead of Britain’s national election this week. Saturday’s attack – the third in England in three months. Sterling has wobbled over the past two weeks, with investors’ […]

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