The week ahead


The week ahead

GBPEUR exchange rates hit 1.1490 while GBPUSD exchange rates went above 1.35 on Friday morning following the UK Government managing to sort out the Irish border issues and beginning negotiations for Brexit. These exchange rates lasted around 2 hours until EU officials stated that trade negotiations could not officially begin until Brexit was done (2019) […]

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Sterling rises against the Euro before Brexit summit

Last week was relatively positive for Sterling exchange rates after surpassing 1.34 against the U.S Dollar and 1.13 against the Euro. The main reasons for this were instability in the U.S in reference to the new Tax bill by Trump and positive news from Brexit negotiations. The markets reacted positively to the U.K deciding on […]

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Pound hits a 2 and a half week high

The pound was up this morning hitting a 2 and a half week high against most currencies, due to the Brexit news over the weekend being interpreted as positive, Germany election shambles and the US investigations. Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit […]

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UK Wage Data Released

This morning we have had a lot of data released surrounding wage growth, claims and unemployment rates in the UK. The results of the data showed us that a number of people in the UK working actually dropped to a level lower than we have seen in the last 2 years. This shows the pressure […]

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Pound suffers due to parliament uncertainty

Sterling dropped off this morning after media reports on the weekend that Theresa May is struggling with her party at a time when Brexit talks are at a critical point. The pressure on the pound came as it was said the 40 members of parliament have no confidence in the prime minister and this could […]

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Sterling outlook is gloomy

The pound was up a little this morning as there are expectations that the Bank of England will eventually tighten their policies thus protecting the pound from the current conservative government. We had seen two resignations from members of the current government in just over a week. This has dented the confidence that the conservatives […]

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Dollar gains across the board

Sterling recouped some losses on Monday after slipping against for three consecutive weeks, but any strong gains were checked by continued uncertainty around Brexit talks and instability in the governing Conservative party. Investors are monitoring the negotiations around Britain’s future relationship with the European Union for the impact not only on business confidence and economic […]

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Pound recovers after big losses

Sterling rebounded modestly after its biggest one-day fall since the week after June 2016’s Brexit vote, with robust services data barely cushioning the blow from the Bank of England’s pushing-back of rate hike expectations on Thursday. Despite the Bank raising rates for the first time in over a decade, it also told markets to expect […]

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GBP/EUR at 3 month high

Sterling hit a 3-1/2-month high against the euro on today as investors focused on a Nov. 2 Bank of England policy decision they expect will produce the first interest rate hike in over a decade. Manufacturing purchasing managers survey (PMI) was released at 0930 GMT which came in at 56.3 beating expectations of 55.8 Figures […]

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Brexit continues to drag Sterling down

Sterling climbed to a 9-day high today as strong growth data boosted expectations the Bank of England would raise interest rates next week. Wednesday’s gross domestic product growth for the quarter beat expectations, bolstering the chances of a rate hike after the next BoE meeting on Nov. 2 and fuelling discussions over whether that would […]

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