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Opening the window and throwing bank notes onto the street appear a better investment idea

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 11:29 EST May 18, 2018
The dollar is strong against all major currencies.

British pound mini flash crash after weak inflation data

News by Newsroom on 04:51 EST April 18, 2018
Sterling dropped abruptly on Wednesday morning after data on UK inflation came in substantially below market estimates.

Pound slides after UK factory output drops in February for first time in almost a year

News by Newsroom on 05:44 EST April 11, 2018
British manufacturing output fell unexpectedly in February, its first drop in almost a year, according to official figures adding to the mounting evidence that the economy may have slowed in the first quarter.

Dismal retail sales in the UK over the Christmas period

News by Newsroom on 05:32 EST January 19, 2018
British shop sales were way worse than expected in December.

Chickens come home to roost. UK House prices falling sharply in December

News by Allie Longford on 08:06 EST January 08, 2018
Macro factors, Brexit and the UK government war on the private rental sector start to take a toll on UK house prices.

Pound dips despite UK manufacturing at its best in four years

News by Newsroom on 06:06 EST December 01, 2017
The UK's manufacturing sector rose by most in four years in November according to the IHS Markit's purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector jumped to 58.2 from an upwardly revised 56.5 in October.

British banks can endure shocks BoE says (despite half of them being on government support)

News by Allie Longford on 05:33 EST November 28, 2017
Britain's largest banks can withstand a series of economic shocks, including a no-deal Brexit scneario, the Bank of England said Tuesday.

UK government slashes growth forecast for next year

News by Newsroom on 08:53 EST November 22, 2017
Headlines of Philip Hammond's Autumn 2017 Budget revealed on Wednesday morning:

UK manufacturing orders best since the 80s

News by Allie Longford on 07:33 EST November 21, 2017
The UK manufacturing industry has reported on Tuesday its strongest total orders since August 1988.

UK employment fell by most in more than two years and wages lag inflation

News by Newsroom on 05:06 EST November 15, 2017
UK employment fell in the third quarter to 32 million people, down by 14,000 from the previous quarter.

U.K. construction posts worst decline in five years

News by Newsroom on 05:48 EST November 10, 2017
For two quarters in a row the UK construction sector has been in declined figures from the Office for National Statistics released on Friday show.

The pound is ready to dive once again

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 09:52 EST November 06, 2017
The pound remains weak against most of its major counterparts and certainly versus both the US dollar and the Euro.

Big news but quiet markets aside of the pound weakness

News by Allie Longford on 15:35 EST November 02, 2017
Quiet day in terms of overall volability, these are the latest prices and moves for EURUSD, SPX, Gold and other major currencies and indices.

Bank of England increases interest rate for first time in almost a decade and pound falls sharply

News by Newsroom on 08:14 EST November 02, 2017
The BoE sets the rate at 0.5%, first hike since the financial crisis in 2008. 7 members of the committee agreed and 2 dissented.

UK unable to grow despite stimulus and a sinking pound

News by Allie Longford on 05:44 EST July 26, 2017
The latest GDP figures released on Wednesday by the ONS indicate the UK remains unable to grow in a significant manner.

UK Inflation at its highest in five years

News by Newsroom on 04:59 EST June 13, 2017
The UK consumer prices ticked up in May to an annualized 2.9% up 0.2% from April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed on Tuesday.

Pound could gain with hung parliament according to JPMorgan

News by Newsroom on 05:04 EST June 09, 2017
A hung parliament in the UK’s upcoming general election could prove good news for the pound if it leads to a centre-left coalition that pursues a “softer” Brexit, according to strategists at JPMorgan.

Pound falls sharply but UK shares rise after election night

News by Newsroom on 04:50 EST June 09, 2017
The pound has dropped overnight by 2% and trades at round $1.27, reflecting worries about continued political uncertainty.

British pound plummeting ahead of election results

News by Newsroom on 17:26 EST June 08, 2017
The pound loses more than 1% against the dollar after exit polls show conservative losing support and a possible hung parliament.

Upcoming key forex events, the UK takes center stage

News by Allie Longford on 02:28 EST June 05, 2017
The week starts with both the German and French markets closed on Monday, but it gets interesting towards the end of the week.

The pound breaks above its descending wedge

News by Simon Kazinsky on 09:22 EST March 09, 2017
After two weeks of continuous weakness the British currency gives some signs of strength and breaks the upper trendline of the descending wedge that has formed on the chart this month.

Pound getting crushed as Hammond delivers budget

News by Allie Longford on 07:49 EST March 08, 2017
Probably not as a consequence of what conservative Hammond is saying in the chamber, nothing new yet, but the pound is on its way to testing the 1.20 figure against the US dollar.

Pound drops by most this month on very soft retail sales

News by Allie Longford on 06:05 EST February 17, 2017
Retail sales unexpectedly fell for a third month in January.

UK government loses Brexit vote appeal

News by Newsroom on 04:59 EST January 24, 2017
The Supreme Court has dismissed on Tuesday the government's appeal in a landmark case about Brexit, meaning that Parliament will now be required to give its approval before official talks on leaving the EU can begin.

Pound stages the largest come back since 2008

News by Simon Kazinsky on 11:50 EST January 17, 2017
After yet another dramatic plunge for the pound at the start of the week where GBPUSD gapped down by more than 200 pips at the open the British currency has made a V shape recovery against the dollar following (or coinciding) the UK's PM announcement that whatever the Brexit deal is it will have to be approved by parliament.

The pound crashes at the beginning of the week

News by Newsroom on 17:10 EST January 15, 2017
The pound gapped down more than 200 pips at the open of the trading week.

Pound sinking on Monday morning

News by Newsroom on 05:39 EST January 09, 2017
The year has turned but the weakness of the British pound continues.

Pound weak as Bank of England leaves UK interest rates on hold

News by Allie Longford on 07:33 EST December 15, 2016
The pound keeps losing ground against the dollar in a combination of the FED raising rates just yesterday and the Bank of England keeping its base rate at historic lows.

Pound down as industrial output falls by most in four years

News by Allie Longford on 08:42 EST December 07, 2016
British industrial output suffered its largest monthly drop in more than four years in October after the temporary shutdown of a major oilfield ONS official figures showed on Wednesday.

Pound blasts to three-week high after Brexit minister hints at EU market access

News by Allie Longford on 07:45 EST December 01, 2016
The British pound spiked up on Thursday above 1.26 against the US dollar setting a 3 weeks high as UK's Brexit minister David Davis said Britain would consider making payments to the EU budget in return for access to EU markets.


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