Leadership Challenge?


Leadership Challenge?

The British pound recovered from 2-1/2-week lows but gains were limited because of continuing uncertainty about whether Prime Minister Theresa May can see off her opponents and secure Britain an exit deal from the European Union. May told parliament on Monday that the Brexit deal with Brussels was 95 percent complete, and she urged restive […]

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90% Done Deal

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border. On Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence that they […]

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UK CPI & RPI Weaker

Sterling drops notably just after September consumer inflation data came in lower than expected. Headline CPI slowed to 2.4% yoy, down from 2.7% yoy and missed expectation of 2.8% yoy. Core Inflation slowed to 1.9% yoy, down from 2.1% yoy and missed expectation of 2.1% yoy. The ONS noted that “The largest downward contribution to […]

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Pound Euro Could Hit 1.1970

Sterling rose against a weaker dollar on Thursday on hopes of a Brexit deal, but concern among investors about the Ireland border issue kept gains in check. Hopes are building that a trade deal between the European Union and Britain can be struck before an EU summit on Oct. 18. The pound has risen for […]

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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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