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European trading week starts on a cautious note

European shares started the week on a cautious footing, in most cases only barely higher, with caution spilling over from Wall Street over whether the Federal Reserve will cut rates by as much as the market expects or not. These concerns dominated currency trading too, helping the dollar trade higher against the pound, the euro and the yen.

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July 22, 2019 07:00 AM

Sterling can get its Johnson on for a spell

A small window of certainty for sterling

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May 24, 2019 03:42 PM

FTSE propped up by Trump's trade olive branch

President Trump’s softening stance towards Huawei, his olive branch to China, helped global stock markets turn the corner overnight from a 1.1% drop in the DJIA at Thursday’s close to a rally in DJIA futures this morning.

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Sterling delays the inevitable

It’s easy to predict things will have to get a lot worse before they return to any semblance of ‘better’.

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May 23, 2019 01:14 PM

    Trade tensions, PM's future and elections weigh on markets

    The FTSE is trading lower and the pound is 0.4% weaker as the Prime Minister’s future hangs in the balance and European elections start.

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    May 23, 2019 06:30 AM

    Time for a sterling complacency check

    Complacency remains the sterling trader's biggest enemy

    New trade war front threatens European stocks

    The FTSE is under pressure after the US opened a new trade war front, this time against the EU over subsidies for aircraft maker Airbus. The CAC where Airbus is listed is still in positive territory despite a decline in the aircraft maker's shares and some of its major suppliers.

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    April 9, 2019 05:00 AM

    DAX starts key week with a stall

    A light fillip to risk from China’s stimulus tweak was short-lived

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    April 8, 2019 11:07 AM

    Compromised “compromise” caps sterling relief

    Last night's razor thin breakthrough just changes the flavour of uncertainty

    Sterling also looks wary of extensions

    Theresa May will request another Article 50 extension beyond 12th April

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    April 2, 2019 04:52 PM

    Why sterling remains resilient

    Sterling still hasn't collapsed

    Why some traders are sticking with sterling

    Sterling has been rewarding range traders for weeks

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    March 29, 2019 04:37 PM

    Glimmer of light underpins sterling

    What light through yonder window breaks? (For sterling, at least)

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    March 28, 2019 11:13 AM

    Possible Brexit breakthrough: what to watch

    Sterling traders spy chance of a breakthrough

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    March 27, 2019 03:34 PM

    Brexit update: Sterling signals say ‘Any certainty will do’

    Parliament looks set to wrest control of Brexit from the government, but the pound is not exactly euphoric

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    March 25, 2019 03:57 PM

    Daily Brexit update: Extension request and rejection duress

    It’s back to the drawing board for Downing Street - again

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    March 20, 2019 12:17 PM

    Sterling’s very British constitutional crisis

    As ‘constitutional crises’ go, it’s a fairly relaxed one, in sterling.

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    March 19, 2019 01:15 PM

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    Sterling in suspense as speaker blocks MV3

    The Speaker of the House of Commons has questioned the ‘legitimacy’ of government plans

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    March 18, 2019 01:45 PM

    Sterling dazed but unfazed by Cox’s bombshell

    Another reminder that Brexit complacency is inadvisable.

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    March 12, 2019 10:40 AM

    Daily Brexit update: Possible Brexit vote delay alert

    Could Theresa May do another Theresa May?

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    March 6, 2019 11:13 AM

    Daily Brexit update: Mind the news gap

    Is sterling over-reacting to second-tier headlines?

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    March 5, 2019 12:19 PM