# UK Economy

#UK Economy

Euro Currency

The week ahead: Central bankers, Euro and UK GDP in focus

Asian shares were depressed on Monday morning, as investors remained guarded amid lingering concerns over U.S. tax reforms. The caution from Asia is likely to rollover into European markets which are currently...
US Retail Sales

UK retail sales fall on year for first time since 2013 as inflation and...

British retail sales recorded their first year-on-year decline since 2013 last month, despite solid growth in volumes from September, as households battled with fast-rising prices. Britain’s Office for National Statistics said October’s...
Dixons Carphone Retail

Will UK Retail Sales Complete a Worrying Hatrick?

BoE Rate Hike Questioned as UK Data Disappoints European equity markets are expected to bounce back at the open on Thursday following a similar move in Asia overnight as traders eye more...
Stock Market

Global Stock Market Rout Continues

Talking Points Japanese GDP growth approves BOJ's policies Oil Traders await inventory data UK wage number needs to keep up with inflation US inflation data may have only one outcome The Japanese...
Mark Carney

UK wages in focus, as Carney catches a break

Yesterday saw another disappointing session for markets in Europe, despite more evidence of improving economic conditions, particularly in Germany where Q3 GDP came in at 0.8%. This in turn helped push...
City of London

Overblown UK Inflation Data Demand Answers, Chinese Economic Numbers disappoints

Talking Points Carney to defend overblown inflation data Chinese economic growth stout during the last nine months US tax reforms still have no considerable progress Central Bankers and their view matters Investors...
Great British Pound Currency

GBP Remains Vulnerable Ahead of Inflation Data

Chinese Data Shrugged Off as Equity Markets Edge Slightly Lower European equity markets are expected to open a little lower on Tuesday, following similar moves in Asia overnight and a flat opening...
City of London

UK CPI set to prompt Carney letter to Chancellor

Having seen sharp falls last week the softer tone in European markets continued yesterday as nervous investors continued to lock in profits as the EuroStoxx 50 dropped to levels last seen...

UK Retail Sales Weak in Q3, Pound Falls

Data from the Office for National Statistics this morning showed that U.K retail sales fell by more than expected in the month of September and points to weakness in the broader...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve

Fed Speeches and Earnings in Focus

Earnings Season in Focus as Stocks Target New Highs US futures are pointing to another higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday, as companies prepare to report on the third quarter at...
Mark Carney

UK Inflation Data Key as BoE Ponders Rate Hike

Will UK Inflation Data Alleviate Policy Makers Concerns? European equity markets are expected to open relatively flat on Tuesday, as we await some important inflation data from the UK and the eurozone,...
Mark Carney

UK inflation in focus as Carney testifies to MP’s

While European markets had a quiet and a somewhat mixed session yesterday, US markets continued to kick on from last week’s gains, once again making new record highs, continuing their divergence...
Shinzo Abe

Abenomics set to take centre stage

The Japanese economy is taking centre stage at present, as Shinzo Abe is set to call a snap election for October in order to maintain power. This comes off the back...
Bank Of England

All eyes on Bank of England after mixed UK data

It seems such a long time ago now when record highs for US markets were almost a daily occurrence but after a break of a few weeks normal service was resumed...
Great British Pound Currency

Pound’s post-data plunge could remain short-lived

Cable rebounded lower from a year-high (1.3379) after the British wages growth stagnated at 2.1% year-on-year in July, versus 2.3% expected by analysts. The weak data revived worries that British households’ earnings...
Lloyd's of London

Europe set to slip on the open ahead of UK wages, unemployment

US markets continued their hurricane Irma relief rally yesterday with more record highs for the S&P500 as well as a record close for it as well as the Dow Jones. The positive...
Great British Pound Currency

UK CPI revives BoE hawks, new iPhone in focus

The GBPUSD rallied after the data showed that the British consumer inflation accelerated to 2.9% year-on-year in August from 2.6% previously. This was faster than analysts’ expectations of 2.8%. The core...
Gold Commodity

Risk Appetite Returns After North Korean Holiday

Safe Havens Under Pressure as Geopolitical Risk Eases a Little Risk appetite looks to have returned on Monday, with traders relieved at the inactivity in North Korea over the weekend after reports...
Bank Of England

This Week: North Korea looms, Bank of England meeting in focus

North Korea The ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula are likely to set the tone for financial markets throughout the week. Markets remained jittery all last week, with equities and other risk...
City of London

UK PMI surprised, US jobs in focus

The UK manufacturing PMI surprised on the upside and printed a solid 56.9 in August versus 55.0 expected by analysts and 55.1 printed a month earlier. The GBPUSD advanced to 1.2947, yet...
Great British Pound Currency

GBP Remains Under Pressure on Subdued UK Retail Sales Data

A mixed batch of data with expectations exceeded but downward revisions to last month’s figures. GBP remains under pressure with little to provide support in the short-term UK retail sales data...
Federal Reserve

Fed minutes knock the dollar ahead of UK retail sales

The ability of US markets to shrug off the political theatre playing out in the latest chapter in the Trump presidency continues to surprise, however it is becoming clear that the...
Employee at Steel Plant China

UK unemployment falls again to lowest since 1975, wage growth still lacklustre

Britain's unemployment labour market bucked tepid economic growth in the second quarter as the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to its lowest since 1975, official data showed on Wednesday. The unemployment rate in...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve

UK wages and FOMC minutes in focus

Over the past couple of days we’ve seen a decent rebound in equity markets as risky assets start to regain some of their attraction, as concerns about tensions in North Korea...
Theresa May

Back to school for May, Brexit and pound volatility

It’s likely to be a busy week for the pound as there are a number of important releases and the politicians return from summer holidays. Brexit Back to school: Theresa May is back...
UK

UK CPI in focus as geopolitical tensions ease

After the uncertainty of the last few days the tension does appear to have come down a notch or two, helped in some part by more clarity after the US said...
Great British Pound Currency

Sterling steady after UK services data

Equity markets in Europe have been broadly edging lower in the past few months and today is no different. Overnight in Asia, we saw a slight fall in equities as the Caixin survey...
Great British Pound Currency

Inflation pressure starts to ease

The squeeze on real wages doesn’t appear to be getting any worse after UK CPI for June came in at 2.6%, 0.3% down from May’s 2.9%, which could mean that this...
Great British Pound Currency

GBP Collapses On Weak CPI

GBP falls 100 points as U.K. CPI data comes in lower at 2.60% YoY Well the much-vaunted CPI data from the U.K is out, and there must be collective sighs of relief...

Will PMI’s Aid EUR and GBP Rallies?

European equity markets are expected to open a little higher on Monday as traders await a selection of manufacturing PMI reports from across Europe as well as some unemployment data. US Bank...

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Euro down as German coalition talks fail

US Dollar Currency Yen
The risk sentiment is mixed with the flow of news across the globe. German coalition talks failed,...

The week ahead: Central bankers, Euro and UK GDP in focus

Euro Currency
Asian shares were depressed on Monday morning, as investors remained guarded amid lingering concerns over U.S. tax...

Euro drifts lower as German elections loom; dollar recovers despite tax risks

Euro Currency
The euro was the worst performer among its major peers on Monday after German negotiations to form a coalition...

Precious Metals Give Bullish Traders Relief

Silver
Precious metals benefit from the street’s mass dollar exit on Friday with both gold and silver making...

Europe set for lower open, as investors weigh up risks

DAX
It’s been a widely accepted truth over the past few years that “buying the dip” has been...
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