• Positive UK Manufacturing data ahead of Article 50

    Strong manufacturing figures released yesterday provided Sterling with some needed gains ahead of Article 50. Growth figures released tomorrow will offer insight into the UK economy as we approach an EU-exit.

  • Greece makes progress and surprises at Eurogroup meeting

    Greece have taken positive steps to pay back their bailout loan which surprised many at the Eurogroup yesterday. The Eurozone’s concerns for Greece may diminish but political storms are still brewing.

  • FED urged to raise interest rates in March

    Investors continue to pile funds into the US Dollar as markets envisage the next rate hike in March. With the positive economic outlook set to continue in the US further USD strength could emerge.

  • Australian Dollar starts to lose momentum

    Appetite for the Australian Dollar is shrinking on the prospect of further US rate hikes this year. The RBA kept interest rates on hold last night, but their bearish tone resulted in AUD weakness.

  • Sterling exchange rates weakened last week

    Poor retail sales last Friday has dampened the mood for the Pound, and with consumer prices expected to rise could there be further surprises to come?

  • Will Greek debt hit the headlines again soon?

    The ECB may have a short term solution to Greece’s debt problem but little can be done to save the nations 181% debt to GDP longer term.

  • FOMC minutes the key point for USD exchange rates this week

    Markets are waiting to hear when the next interest rate hike will be and Wednesday’s FOMC minutes could be the perfect opportunity for the next announcement.

  • Carry trading keeping up AUD strength

    Investors remain hungry for the Australian Dollar which has seen a return to carry trading. Will the RBA look to raise interest rates further in the coming months?

  • Brexit – still the key market mover for the Pound

    Theresa May’s Brexit deadline could face delay if the House Of Lords put forward amendments to the Bill. How will today’s Retail Sales hold up against rising inflation in the UK?

  • Are there turbulent times ahead for the Euro?

    Greece’s debit crisis has created conflict between the European commission and IMF, with both expressing different views on how to tackle the issue. Could Greece become the next member to leave the EU?

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