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As Harold Wilson remarked in the run-up to the 1964 election, ‘A week is a long time in politics.’ It probably seems like that to PM May after a week of high political...

GBP: Last week, Mark Carney met with concerns over post-Brexit monetary policy; the Bank of England stated that it is not a given that a no-deal Brexit would lead to lower interest rates. The...

GBP: The big expected news this week was the Chancellor’s budget statement. In the end, there was no change to sterling after the announcement of a number of measures aimed at stimulating growth....

GBP: At the end of last week, the market was taking the PM at her word that the Brexit deal was 95% settled, although the final 5% looked largely centred on the thorny issue of the Irish border...

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As usual, most of the pound’s focus was on Brexit but this week there was a greater sense of optimism than there had been in a long time. There is a sense that Downing Street moving...

GBP: Q2 GDP growth in the UK came in at 0.4% as expected, but the accompanying numbers caused some problems for the pound. Business investment, which should have increased by 0.5%, fell by 0.7% in...

After a tough week last week, the pound did manage to strengthen by the Friday, hinting at the resilience it would show this week. Britain's opposition Labour party was preparing to give its...

The pound did not have the best start to the week after the previous Friday’s newspapers were full of Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s suggestions that house prices would fall by 34% in the...

The pound has found perhaps an unlikely ally in EU negotiator Michel Barnier. His optimism about the possibility of reaching a deal and positive outlook on plans coming from the UK helped to give...

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