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Sterling drops below 1.2800

The pound has continued to come under pressure in the past couple of days sinking to new 31 year lows around the 1.2800 level against the US dollar and multi-year lows against the yen and the euro as well...

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Services PMI in focus as growth

After several days of decent gains European markets slid back yesterday as concerns about the impact of last month’s Brexit vote might have not only on the UK economy, but also the economy in Europe more broadly saw investors indulge in a spot of profit taking...

Asia markets shrug off

Last week proved to be quite a week for stock markets with the FTSE100 posting its best week since 2011, while the S&P500 also managed to post its best week this year...

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Equity markets rebound for a second day

Risk premium continues to unwind on hopes that central banks will adopt accommodative monetary policies amid Brexit uncertainties. Global equity markets rebounded for a second day, led by European markets...

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Europe to open lower as UK politics implodes

Despite a late recovery from the lows last week, European markets had already looked as if they would open sharply lower this morning, after US markets rolled over and fell sharply into their close on Friday, with the S&P500 hitting a three month low...

FTSE set to finish the week higher

European markets have plunged today, after UK voters caught complacent markets on the hop by deciding by 51.9 to 48.1 to leave the EU, in the process delivering a devastating verdict on a poisonous Brexit referendum campaign...


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EU referendum in the spotlight

Sterling has soared to five-month high at 1.4810 ahead of the EU referendum today. Is the market over optimistic? The rally of risk assets over the past few days has also indicated that the market is trying to price in a remain vote.

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Bremain exuberance shows no signs of waning

While the opinion polls continue to remain mixed with respect to the UK referendum, equity markets appear to be sailing on serenely as we lead up to tomorrow’s vote, and we mercifully enter the final day of campaigning...

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Europe to open higher as UK

Despite hitting three month lows last week European stocks managed to stage a late recovery at the back end of last week, and though they did finish the week lower, the late momentum gained is set to translate into a strongly positive start to the new week...

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European stocks to open higher

The atmosphere in the lead up to the referendum is reaching fever pitch. Thursday Brexit news started with the unusually stark letter from Bank of England governor Mark Carney to an MP, defending his right to discuss the topic during Purdah...

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Europe to open lower after the Fed & BOJ

US markets closed very slightly lower on Wednesday, marking the first five-day losing streak for the Down Jones since February. Stocks maintained early gains after the Federal Reserve left interest rates at 0.25-0.5% and through Janet Yellen press conference...

Fed set to stay on hold as market jitters increase

As German bund yields joined Japanese 10 year yields in sliding into negative territory yesterday the effect on banking stocks in particular continues to take its toll, sending stock markets lower for the fourth day in a row, and knocking £100bn off the FTSE100 at the same time...


How long before negative yields on German bunds

After a decent start to the week European equity markets stumbled badly yesterday, losing most of their gains for this week and selling off sharply, as economic uncertainty about future growth prospects continues to grow amongst some pretty high profile investors...

No boost for Europe

A slightly softer session yesterday for Europe’s markets, though theFTSE 100 once again outperformed as oil prices continued to make headway gaining a foothold above the $50 a barrel level and closing at 10-month highs...

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China data disappoints

At the beginning of this year concerns rose that the Chinese economy was starting to slow quite sharply as Chinese authorities sharply revalued the yuan in an attempt to make their exports more competitive and in the process prompting concern about a sharp deflationary shock to the rest of the global economy...

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Shell leads FTSE higher as Yellen aids stocks

Stocks rose on Tuesday, matching gains on Wall Street after a cautious Fed Chair Yellen signalled policy tightening was likely to stay on hold in the short run. A policy of easy money from the Fed is positive for equities, whilst any resulting dollar weakness is supportive of commodity prices...

Equity markets look to US employment report

European markets have got off to a positive start ahead of this afternoons keenly awaited US jobs data. Investors could do with some good news this week given that we’ve seen declines every day this week for the FTSE100...

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European stocks slide as risk aversion returns

European markets have got off to a slow start in June as investors absorb the latest manufacturing reports from around the globe. Lacklustre manufacturing PMI reports from Japan and China prompted a disappointing Asia session with the Nikkei sliding sharply despite confirmation...


Europe markets set to end May near 4 week highs

How quickly markets forget as after a poor start at the beginning of May due to weak manufacturing data from China, the UK as well as the US, downgraded forecasts for UK and Eurozone growth, and weak investment bank earnings saw markets slide back sharply...

Stocks rise on Yellen's comments

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen commented that a rate increase could be appropriate in the coming months if the economy and labour market were to continue to improve...

Europe to open mixed ahead of US GDP, Yellen

The two-day rally in equities that saw multiple indices breakout to multi-week highs cooled on Thursday when bank and energy stocks lost their fizz. Spain Banco Popular and its ˆ2.5bn rights issue was a reality-check...


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Europe to open higher ahead of German IFO

Equity markets continued to play out their games of snakes and ladders yesterday, this time posting strong gains, led higher by financials and technology stocks, while oil prices shrugged off some early losses to post another day of gains with US oil prices moving to a par with Brent prices for the first time since mid-January...

  


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