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Renault may turn bullish if key chart hurdle falls

Renault, the carmaker, plans to cut 5,000 jobs in France by 2024, mainly through unreplaced retirements, as part of the €2 billion savings plan that the carmaker will present on Friday

Can Europe save the market from China fears?

It’s been a tale of two halves this morning, first off the market was spooked by a global stock market sell-off that saw stocks plunge […]

The fallout from the Fed minutes…

So, the minutes were considered dovish, which is no surprise since the meeting at the end of July allowed an element of doubt to be […]

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What a Fed rate hike means for the dollar

Some people have been looking for the Fed to hike interest rates to help reignite the dollar rally. Bad news, some fairly basic analysis suggests […]

FOMC watch: 1 month to go until the next Fed meeting

September 17th is a date to circle in your diary, it is the next FOMC meeting, when there is a chance that the Fed may […]

BOE: Super dovish Thursday

The big data drop from the Bank of England turned out not to be too difficult for the market to digest, after all: no change […]

UK markets in 3 charts ahead of Super Thursday

With so much to digest from the BOE later today, we need to find easy ways to try and break it down to see what […]

Bank of England: binge watching the Bank’s next move

Thursday 6th August is now being called Super Thursday, when the Bank of England will announce its latest interest rate decision, release the minutes of […]

Should the markets be worried about Greek political turmoil?

In recent weeks the Greek crisis has receded into the distance, other concerns such as the volatility in the Chinese stock market and the timing […]

Can the Fed disrupt the GBPUSD rally?

Ahead of this evening’s FOMC meeting, the pound is the strongest performer in the G10 FX space. Sterling is still benefitting from the decent GDP […]

Prepping for D-day: China, Greece and the Federal Reserve in focus

Wednesday could prove to be a big day for financial markets ahead of the summer lull. Some major events are taking place, first up is […]

What’s next for Chinese shares?

Shanghai stocks have jumped at the fastest pace for 7 years in the last two days. We had predicted a share price rise after the […]

July 10, 2015 03:53 PM

Greece dominates, but could China be the real problem?

After the Greeks voted No in Sunday’s referendum the focus has shifted to what happens next. Will its banks collapse? Will it have to leave […]

Update: Greece votes no to Europe, now for the moment of truth

So Merkel and Hollande have decided not to go it alone on Greece and instead have called a leaders summit now that things are getting […]

Greece stares into the abyss…

This weekend’s (g)referendum is going to be a close call, with some opinion polls giving the No vote only a marginal lead, and others saying […]

EUR “carries” on as normal:

An eerie calm has descended on the markets. News that the Greek PM had made an about-turn and decided that maybe he could accept his […]

Greece can’t pay… now what?

Greece has reached D-day, they literally will default (or fall into arrears, in IMF parlance) if they don’t pay up some EUR 1.6 bn by […]

June 30, 2015 02:18 PM

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Eurozone: Is deflation back?

Only a few weeks ago it looked like the spectre of deflation had finally lifted from the Eurozone. However, today’s German CPI figures throw that […]

Greece: how bad is the latest development for financial markets?

In a word, not yet. Yes, EURUSD gapped down at the Sunday open – the low was 1.0955, since then the EURUSD has managed to […]

Quick thoughts on Greece: don’t trust unnamed EU officials

The markets had a 2 minute bout of volatility at approx. 1120am, apparently EU officials said two contradictory things, one said that Greece’s latest reform […]

EUR unfazed as Greece negotiations go to the wire

The Greek PM delivered a sour message earlier today when he said that Athens’ creditors had rejected the latest Greek proposals. After optimism about a […]

FX: The dollar is King for a day

The dollar is back in vogue today as the EUR sells off. It seems like good news is bad news for the single currency, which […]

Greece: the latest

So, the all-important Eurogroup meeting has been and gone, and there is still no formal resolution to Greece’s problems. The latest headlines come from the […]