MARKET INSIGHTS

Daily Commentary | Pound weakens on market’s worries | 23/10/2018

Cable dropped as market worries about Brexit, as well as a possible leadership challenge in the Tory party, intensified yesterday. A possible proposal on behalf of UK’s PM Theresa May, of...

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Week Ahead | Week ahead: October 22nd to 26th | Interest rate decisions could be the keynote of the week | 22/10/2018

As a new week begins the Brexit negotiations are expected to continue to dominate the headlines in the UK. On the west side of the Atlantic, the ongoing US-Sino trade conflict could move the...

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Daily Commentary | Pound strengthens on softening UK Brexit stance  | 22/10/2018

The pound strengthened against the USD on Friday, as UK’s Brexit Secretary Raab, implied that the UK could show some flexibility regarding the Irish border issue. Bloomberg reported that the UK...

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Daily Commentary | Pound weakens on Brexit headlines  | 19/10/2018

The pound hit a 10 day low against the USD, as UK’s PM said that EU’s proposal for the border is unacceptable. The EU summit in Brussels was unable to produce a deal or a breakthrough with the UK...

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Daily Commentary | Greenback strengthens from Fed’s Minutes  | 18/10/2018

The US strengthened yesterday against a number of its major counterparts, as the FOMC’s last meeting minutes provided some support. The minutes confirmed expectations that the bank is going to...

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Daily Commentary | USD consolidates, risk sentiment improves | 17/10/2018

The US Dollar remained relatively stable against a number of its counterparts, however scored gains against the Yen and CHF. In general, upbeat Wall Street earnings announced, seem to have...

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Daily Commentary | USD on the defensive, due to Saudis and retail sales  | 16/10/2018

The US Dollar was on the defensive yesterday, as the US retail sales growth rate slowed down and an escalation occurred in a dispute with Saudi Arabia. Tensions in the US-Saudi relationships...

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Week Ahead | October 15st to 19th | With UK, New Zealand, China, Japan and Canada releasing inflation data, along with Brexit and the US-Sino trade wars a bumpy ride could rattle the markets this week.  | 15/10/2018

As a new week begins the Brexit negotiations could be at a crossroad with wider implications, as the two parties failed to strike a deal, ahead of the EU summit on the 18th of October, over the...

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Daily Commentary | Currency manipulation in the US-Sino trade war | 15/10/2018

In an interview on Thursday, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin stated that the US wants to make sure that Yuan’s recent depreciation isn’t a competitive devaluation. According to media, info leaked...

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Daily Commentary | Fed probably set to continue on current rate hike path | 12/10/2018

According to media, US President Trump called the Fed “crazy”, “loco” and “too aggressive” in raising interest rates. The statements were targeting the bank’s projected rate hike in December....

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