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Sterling could strengthen on today’s UK data

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Virus fears cause investor contagion Sterling has room to strengthen on today’s economic releases   The risk of further physical and economic contagion from the Coronavirus is the main talking point in the markets. China…
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Chinese New Year celebrations extended as Coronavirus is spreading

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  The Chinese New Year celebrations have been extended to 2nd February to accommodate those affected by the shutdown on transport routes. That shut down of the stable door may have happened after this particular horse has bolted. There…
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Euro fell on ECB’s cautious approach

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  Coronavirus fears affect Chinese financial markets The Pound strengthens on latest Brexit news   The Euro fell this morning against the US Dollar to the lowest it has been in weeks, following a more cautious approach…
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Asian markets suffer natural and economic issues

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  Pound picks up on industrial results European Central Bank announcement high priority today North America turns to employment figures   Coronavirus concerns are spooking Asian markets, with parts of China closed…
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Central banks steal spotlight at start of New Year

  European Central Bank (ECB) still approaching policy with caution Central banks not the only stimulus for currency markets Commodity currency volatility on the cards   The currency market spotlight shifts once more…
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Bank of Canada rate decision to be announced today

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  Bank of Canada rate decision in focus New NAFTA a priority for Canada   Today’s currency news is focused on Canada, mainly concerning the Bank of Canada rate decision and the new NAFTA agreement that Prime Minister…
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Sterling picks us ahead of employment report

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  Sterling picks up ahead of employment report Bundesbank says Germany economy weakest since 2013   Sterling had a jumpy start to the new week after comments at the weekend from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sajid…
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Where to buy property in Europe 2020

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Welcome to Halo Financial’s latest review of the best places to buy property in Europe. Now we are half way through 2019, it’s time to look again at some European property hotspots and pick out some top tips for the second half of the year.
 

Be prepared as US Holiday leaves markets thinly traded

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  UK house prices recover in January Negative economic data announced in Japan   It is Martin Luther King Day in the US. So, to quote Stevie Wonder, ‘Happy Birthday to ya’. It does mean the US markets will not be…
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Upturn in US data fails to lift Dollar

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  US retail sales data awaited – improvement forecast China grows at slowest rate in 10 years   Yesterday brought a sharp improvement in US manufacturing sentiment and better than forecast core retail sales but the…