The Week Ahead – 20th November

The Week Ahead – 20th November

After a mixed performance last week, Sterling moves will tend to be driven by UK and international political developments with global risk sentiment also important as economic data takes a back seat. Domestically, the main focus will be on Wednesday’s budget statement...
Market Update – 17th November

Market Update – 17th November

Sterling bulls gained relief as Thursday’s retail sales data defied the most pessimistic forecasts and overall sentiment gradually recovered as political developments were marked by a slightly more optimistic tone. Headline UK retail sales rose 0.3% in October which...
Market Update – 10th November

Market Update – 10th November

Equity markets were the main focus on Thursday with significant losses, although there was some impact on currency markets as volatilities increased despite a lack of major economic data. Sterling sentiment was again undermined by political considerations. There were...
Market Update – 8th November

Market Update – 8th November

Trading ranges have been relatively narrow over the past 24 hours with a lack of fresh incentives. Sterling overall was resilient during Tuesday despite a fresh decline in UK bond yields as the recent strength in oil prices continued to provide net support to the...
The Week Ahead – 6th November

The Week Ahead – 6th November

In contrast to the previous two weeks, set-piece economic events are likely to have only a limited market impact during the week with no monetary policy decisions from the G7 central banks while US data releases are relatively limited. There is, however, no scope for...
Market Update – 3rd November

Market Update – 3rd November

Sterling declined sharply on Thursday with bearish response to the Bank of England policy announcement even though interest rates were increased. The Monetary Policy Committee raised interest rates to 0.50% from 0.25% which was in line with consensus forecasts and the...

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