Market Update


Market Update

Today has a very light data calendar with nothing of note in the UK or the Eurozone. The main focus will be UK politics and in particular Brexit negotiations. However, as yesterday’s meeting between Brexit Minister Raab and EU Chief Negotiator Barnier did not go ahead, it suggests they are still some way from a […]

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Sterling Boosts On Positive Brexit Negotiations

The European Union’s Brexit negotiators told national diplomats in Brussels late last night that a divorce deal with Britain was “very close”, according to two sources present at the meeting. The EU signalled that it was engaging with new proposals emerging in Britain on how to avoid extensive checks on the Irish border after Brexit, […]

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PM Speech Boosts Sterling

The exchange rates are listed at the bottom of this article. Please note they are for indication only. For a live quote please contact us. Sterling has gained against the Euro this morning after Theresa May delivered a defiant Brexit speech at the Conservative Party Conference. The exchange rate picked up yesterday afternoon after Mrs […]

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Expect GBP Volatility Over The Next Few Days

Sterling gained against after the UK was reported to be in the process of preparing a compromise on the Irish border issue in Brexit negotiations with the European Union. The reports, which came amid the Conservative Party Conference, could promise a necessary breakthrough or at least a remarkable step towards a trade accord ahead of […]

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The Week Ahead

The Pound held pretty steadily last week against the Euro & Dollar through the beginning of last week until the Federal Reserve put up interest rates and traders started selling off the Pound prior to the Conservative Party Conference. Over the last few months we have seen a significant divide in the Conservative party and a […]

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UK Retail Sales Better Than Forecasts

Sterling firmed versus the dollar and Euro, buoyed by optimism that Britain and the European Union can make significant progress towards a Brexit deal at an EU leaders summit. Investors have pushed up the pound to its highest since July this week as they grow confident that a Brexit trade deal – helping Britain to […]

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UK Inflation Surprises

UK inflation jumped unexpectedly to a six-month high in August, pushed up by bigger-than-usual seasonal increases in sea and air fares and higher theatre admission prices, official data showed this morning. CPI rose at an annual rate of 2.7 percent in August, compared with 2.5 percent in July, the Office for National Statistics said, above […]

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Sterling Hits Six Week High

The pound is at a six-week high, helped by a weaker dollar and reports of progress on the Irish border question, an obstacle to Brexit diplomats will try to overcome this week at a European Union summit. The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29 but no full exit agreement has […]

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Market Update

Britain’s economy would face a “significantly worse” outlook if the country leaves the European Union next year without a deal than if it reaches a Brexit agreement, the International Monetary Fund said this morning. The IMF said it expected Britain’s economy would grow by about 1.5 percent a year in 2018 and 2019 if a […]

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Sterling Continues To Gain

Sterling rose again this morning and is set for its second biggest weekly rise in 2018 as imminent concerns over the outlook of emerging markets faded after the central bank upgraded growth forecasts at a policy meeting. The BoE voted 9-0 to leave interest rates at 0.75 percent, a month after tightening policy for only […]

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