Sterling Volatility Kicks In


Sterling Volatility Kicks In

The British parliament will vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s possible Brexit, so voters should be given a new referendum, May’s former education minister said this morning. Asked if there was any chance May’s plan could pass parliament, Justine Greening, who supported staying in the European Union, said “no”. “I think it’s the worst of […]

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Dollar Recovers From Mid Term Election Losses

The dollar rose this morning, pulling away from lows hit yesterday, as the market breathed a sigh of relief after the U.S. midterm elections and as investors turned their attention toward the Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates on hold but signal further tightening in December. Analysts said […]

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Sterling Rallies On Positive Brexit News

Sterling rallied after a newspaper report said Britain was nearing a deal for leaving the European Union and that an all-UK customs arrangement would be part of it. With talks at an impasse five months before Britain exits the European Union, investors are growing anxious and sterling is moving sharply on any news of a […]

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Deal Likely

Sterling gained this morning, putting it on course for its second-best week of 2018 on optimism for a Brexit deal and signals from the Bank of England that if the exit from the European Union is smooth more interest rate hikes could be on the way. The pound enjoyed its best day of the year […]

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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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Pound Gains As Brexit Deal Gets Closer

Sterling hit a new high versus the euro and added to recent gains against the dollar this morning on optimism that Britain and the European Union can agree a Brexit deal soon. Britain’s ITV News reported late on Tuesday that the two sides had made progress in negotiations over an Irish border backstop, a key […]

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Economy Grows Slightly Slower Than Expected

Sterling fell this morning after data showed that British companies had cut their investment in the second quarter of 2018 and the economy grew slightly slower than previously thought. The pound had already been under pressure as investors’ optimism for a Brexit trade deal has declined ahead of the ruling Conservative party’s annual conference next […]

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Second Referendum?

Sterling has plummeted, driving the U.S. dollar up, after British Prime Minister Theresa May said the European Union must supply an alternative Brexit proposal, saying talks had reached an impasse after the bloc’s leaders had rejected her plans without fully explaining why. The pound dropped as much at 1.5% at the end of last week, […]

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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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UK Wage Data Comes In Strong

UK Pay growth picked up faster than expected to a rate that has not been exceeded in three years, as businesses found it harder to recruit staff, official figures showed this morning. Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses rose by 2.9 percent on the year in the three months to July, the fastest since March and […]

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