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Daily Market Comment – Markets steady as trade and Brexit headlines hit pause; ECB coming up

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 8:27 am GMT

Major pairs move sideways amid lack of fresh developments on the trade and Brexit fronts Speech by US Vice President on China eyed for clues on trade talks Stocks edge up despite mixed earnings ECB to kick off busy seven days for central banks Calm in FX markets but risks lurk Major pairs were trading within their recent ranges on Thursday as markets were offered a rare respite from Brexit and trade war headlines. The pound was marginally lower at [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Johnson to miss Brexit deadline; pound slips, risk appetite fades

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 8:06 am GMT

British MPs reject Johnson’s fast track of Brexit legislation EU expected to offer extension; could pave way for UK general election Pound and euro slip as dollar and yen edge up amid some risk-off No Brexit on October 31 Boris Johnson’s hopes of the UK leaving the EU on October 31 were dashed yesterday after the British Parliament rejected the prime minister’s proposed tight timetable of rushing through the Brexit deal legislation that would have enabled an orderly EU exit [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Pound steady ahead of Parliamentary Brexit debate; stocks boosted by trade optimism

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:12 am GMT

UK Parliament to begin debating Withdrawal Agreement bill Pound near highs but at risk if lawmakers derail Johnson’s Brexit plan US and China continue to send positive vibes on trade talks, lifting stocks Canadian dollar brushes off election concerns as Trudeau loses majority Busy week for UK Parliament; more headaches for Johnson ahead The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, continued to be a thorn on the side of the UK government after he blocked an attempt to [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Brexit vote delayed; pound eases from 5-month highs

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 8:11 am GMT

UK Parliament postpones vote on revised Withdrawal Agreement, raising uncertainty But pound holds on to most gains as Prime Minister forced to request Brexit extension Markets mostly in risk-on mode amid positive US, China trade remarks Parliament puts the brakes on Boris’s Brexit plan British MPs voted to withhold their approval of the UK government’s renegotiated Brexit deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is desperate to keep his promise of taking the country out of the [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Brexit deal done, but will Parliament approve?

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:42 am GMT

New Brexit deal heads to a vote in the UK Parliament on Saturday A rejection may see sterling open lower, but any retreat to stay short-lived Syria ceasefire pushes Turkish lira higher Several Fed officials speak today – crucial for October rate-cut pricing There and back again: A Brexit deal story After a week of intense negotiations, the EU and the UK finally reached a Brexit deal yesterday, which will be put to the British Parliament on Saturday for a [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Sterling all over the place amid Brexit rollercoaster

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 8:15 am GMT

Conflicting Brexit headlines pull the pound in all directions Dollar retreats after disappointing US retail sales, euro capitalizes Aussie jumps after decent jobs data curb bets for RBA rate cuts Pound goes for another rollercoaster ride The British pound remains in the eye of the storm, with a barrage of conflicting Brexit headlines yesterday pulling the currency in all directions. A deal wasn’t reached, though progress has seemingly been made, and the negotiations will continue today. That said, both sides [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Pound breaks higher as Brexit euphoria grows

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 11:28 am GMT

Pound resumes rally as optimism for a deal grows, but risk of pullback elevated US-China tensions flare up again as Congress pushes Hong Kong bill US retail sales data today may be crucial for whether Fed cuts in two weeks Sterling surges on reports Brexit deal is close, but hold your horses The British currency resumed its upward trajectory yesterday, touching a new five-month high against the dollar, after several reports suggested that a Brexit deal is drawing closer. Beyond [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Sterling jumps on Brexit hopes; Trump sanctions Turkey

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:33 am GMT

Pound shoots up on hopes for a Brexit deal this week Brexit optimism lifts stock markets too, but trade concerns linger Trump hits Turkey with tariffs and sanctions, yet lira climbs Barnier says Brexit deal still possible this week, pound charges higher The Brexit saga remains the dominant theme in the FX market. Investors are holding their breath to see whether a deal will be reached, after the negotiations intensified in recent days. This morning, chief EU negotiator Barnier said [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Symbolic trade deal lifts sentiment; sterling cools

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 8:24 am GMT

US and China reach ‘mini’ trade deal, but markets remain skeptical Pound pulls back as DUP signals it might not support Boris’s deal Loonie soars after Canadian jobs data beat estimates Trade truce lifts stocks, sends yen lower Global risk appetite got a boost on Friday, with stocks edging higher while safe havens like the Japanese yen surrendered ground, after the world’s two largest economies reached a truce in their fiery trade battle. This ‘limited’ trade agreement will see China [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Trade optimism lifts risk assets; pound soars after UK and Ireland see “pathway” to deal

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 8:08 am GMT

Risk sentiment boosted after Trump says negotiations were “very, very good” Safe havens retreat along with US dollar, but caution keeps gold elevated Pound skyrockets after UK and Irish PMs say they see “pathway to possible deal” Renewed optimism that US and China can de-escalate tensions Signs that the US and China were making much-needed progress in their long-running trade dispute lifted market sentiment on Friday, leading to a broad-based risk-on mood. President Trump told reporters the talks are “going [..]

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