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EUR/GBP Could Reach Near .9000

Due to the inequality of the cuts, GBP should move lower at a faster pace than the Euro.

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Week Ahead: Coronavirus, FOMC, BOE, and Brexit

On the opening next week, the focus will likely continue to be the Coronavirus.

Sterling Lower on Economic Data

For today’s most important data releases, the outcome was even worse than expected.

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Business rebound helps pound hold ground

A growth surprise is helping sterling shrug off increasingly ferocious parliamentary battles

European Equity Market Handover: The Fed still caps

The over-reaction to the Federal Reserve’s more balanced commentary on the rates outlook than expected is starting to unwind


A few points to watch as the Bank of England updates policy

Dow creaks as skies darken

Trade talks look dicier as the global economy stalls.

Hedged BoE forecasts buoy sterling

BoE Governor Carney's live comments were less alarming than today's statement.

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February 7, 2019 11:45 AM

White House China comments help European markets

European markets opened stronger, taking their cue from a moderate rally in Asia, brought on by positive comments from President Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow ahead of the meeting between the US and Chinese presidents this weekend.

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November 28, 2018 03:00 AM

FTSE rallies as market suffers whiplash from UK politics

The FTSE rallied on Friday but a look back at the past week shows the index has barely nudged higher than where it started.

FTSE opens higher

The FTSE stared the day strongly, up over 0.50%, pulled higher by a stronger close in the US market and positive company news including Investec’s spin off plans.

FTSE nudges higher despite Asian stock slump

European shares started the week mostly flat but there is a glint of optimism in the FTSE 100 as it slowly works its way higher.

FTSE on a downward path

Having started the day upbeat, the FTSE proceeded to lose ground.

US profit taking sees indexes in the red

The FTSE started the day lower and did not recover from there, particularly after the US indexes started declining in the afternoon.

FTSE tracks US stocks higher as trade deal lifts mood

After an early dip the FTSE turned the corner helped by new enthusiasm in the US stock markets.

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FTSE higher despite sterling plunge

Although the FTSE index managed to finish the day on a higher note most European markets were lower on the day taking their cue from a weaker open on Wall Street.

BoE scores one-nil against sterling bears

Bank of England policymakers have scored a victory against complacent sterling bears.

BoE struggles to explain new caution

Policymakers’ reasons for keeping the Bank rate at 0.5% were confusing, or, to put it more charitably, 'finely nuanced'

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May 10, 2018 01:30 PM

BoE Mark Carney Boosts Pound Following Labour Data Losses

GBP/USD has been on a rollercoaster ride today and could still see more volatility to come. GBP/USD dropped in early trade as the UK unemployment level unexpectedly ticked higher to 4.4%, from 4.3%. UK earnings growth was also interpreted as soft, giving investors little reason to cheer. Wage growth at 2.5% still remains firmly below inflation at 3%, meaning that there is no sign of the squeeze on the consumer letting up. Following the release GBP/USD sold off to $1.3908.

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February 21, 2018 11:41 AM

FTSE kicks off the week behind European counterparts

After a positive close in the US on Friday and a strong finish overnight in Asia, bourses across Europe have moved out of the bloc in positive territory. The FTSE is only up a lacklustre 0.07% lagging behind its European counter. Given the US is closed, we are expected a slow start to the week characterised by low volumes.

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February 19, 2018 04:26 AM

Initial thoughts on BOE IR

The BOE kept rates and QE unchanged today, as expected. However, some BOE members are nearing their tolerance for CPI increases. Interestingly, although the BOE […]

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February 2, 2017 12:23 PM