5 polls expected today


5 polls expected today

Britain entered the final day of campaigning ahead of a parliamentary election that will define its approach to leaving the European Union but has been overshadowed by two militant attacks in as many weeks. Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly called the June 8 election seven weeks ago, seeking to boost her parliamentary majority ahead of […]

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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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UK Construction & Manufacturing Boost UK Economy

British construction activity grew at its fastest rate since the end of 2015 last month, as a pick-up in housebuilding helped builders shake off a lack lustre start to the year, a survey showed this morning. The Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) jumped to 56.0 from 53.1, its highest since December 2015 and above […]

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Sterling Fully focused on election

Prime Minister Theresa May could lose control of parliament in Britain’s June 8 election, according to a projection by polling company YouGov, raising the prospect of political turmoil just as formal Brexit talks begin. The YouGov model suggested May would lose 20 seats and her 17-seat working majority in the 650-seat British parliament, though other […]

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Pound declines – Latest YouGov poll shows no majority election win

The British pound dropped today after a new poll found that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party risks falling short of an overall majority in the June 8 national election. New constituency-by-constituency modeling by YouGov showed the Conservative Party might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds while the opposition Labour Party could […]

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Sterling rises as investors ignore the polls

Sterling rose against the dollar on Tuesday, with investors shrugging off opinion polls showing British Prime Minister Theresa May’s lead over the Labour opposition narrowing less than two weeks before a general election. The pound has risen nearly 4 percent since May called a snap election for June, as investors bet a then-predicted landslide majority […]

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Sterling falls as latest poll shows PM lead is cut further

Sterling fell on Friday after a poll showed a narrowing lead for British Prime Minister Theresa May over her opposition ahead of elections next month, while weakness in oil prices dragged on commodity-linked currencies. In a sign that the June 8 election could be more closely contested than previously thought, a YouGov poll published on […]

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UK GDP grows at slowest pace in a year

Britain’s economy slowed more than previously thought in the first three months of 2017 as rising inflation boosted by last year’s Brexit vote took a toll on household spending, official figures showed on Thursday. Just two weeks before Britons go to the polls in an early election called by Prime Minister Theresa May, the Office […]

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Sterling Stayed Subdued

Sterling stayed subdued, hovering below seven month-highs against the dollar as investors awaited further developments in Britain’s suspended election campaign after a suicide bombing rocked the English city of Manchester. Britain’s main political parties agreed to suspend campaigning ahead of the June 8 election until further notice following Monday night’s explosion in Manchester that killed […]

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