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GBP Strengthens as Polls Show Johnson Nears Majority

The Pound was driven higher this week as polls indicate that Prime minister Johnson will seal a majority in next weeks general election. The Pound has seen good levels of support, with investors now believing that the victory is now Johnson’s to lose. Pound levels have hit year highs against many of the majors including the Euro. What do the…

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Dollar Rates Drop as Data Disappoints and Potential Impeachment Looms

The dollar weakened slightly following another poor data run and the leader of the democrats Nancy Pelosi laying out her case in order to push ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The only respite for the dollar coming in the form of non-farm payroll numbers which smashed the target. The poor data was a continuing trend and arguably highlighted…

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Dollar Weakens as Possibility of Trade Deal This Year Looks Unlikely

The Dollar had enjoyed a slight boost following the FOMC minutes which claimed that no further easing would currently be required. The gains seen on Wednesday were short-lived, however, as the sources claimed that it was now extremely unlikely that the US and China could now strike a trade deal this year. FOMC minutes The FED released its minutes following…

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Canadian Dollar Falls Further as Job Numbers Tumble

The Canadian Dollar fell further this past week upon the release of the latest Canadian jobs data. The Canadian Dollar had stabilised since its last disappointing GDP release and concerns surrounding the Chinese economy. The CAD-USD has tumbled from a 3 month high seen in late October when the pair touched 0.7663 with the latest jobs data condemning the CAD…

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Pound Stagnant as Parliament Are Faced with Parliamentary Election

Sterling traded within a tight band this week as the path to Brexit became opaquer this week. Following the collapse of last weekend’s meaningful vote, MP’s voted for Johnson’s deal but rejected the proposed timetable. Johnson, in turn, stated he was pausing the deal in order to call for a general election. The UK now finds itself, as have often…

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Brexit – Meaningful Vote Becomes Meaningless

As Members of Parliament congregated on Saturday for the first time in over 30 years the UK and financial markets eagerly anticipated the vote of Boris Johnsons ‘great new deal’. Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning had been spent the conservative party gaining support and flogging the deal to rebel opposition members and those sat firmly on the fence, many stating…

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Pound Surges More Than 2% as Brexit Pathway Is Found

An unscheduled meeting between Prime minister Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar prompted GBP to surge this week as it was stated a ‘pathway to Brexit’ had potentially been found. The meeting which took place in a country house on the Wirral saw GBP rise as markets brought into the possibility of a Brexit breakthrough. Whilst exactly what the common ground…

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Pound Falls as Parliament Prorogation Is Deemed Unlawful

The Pound fell this week as the UK supreme court ruled that Boris Johnson's parliament prorogation was ruled as unlawful. The decision saw GBP fall against a basketful of currencies including the Euro and USD. The Supreme court consists of 11 of the UK’s top legal minds who voted unanimously. The court took the view that Johnson’s prorogation served to…