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Sterling could strengthen on today’s UK data

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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Sterling picks us ahead of employment report

  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.
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Improved UK data counterbalanced by Bank of England comments

  US job growth slowing Canada’s employment bounces back   The press is still obsessed with the fate of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex but the rest of us have more important things to consider. I know some in the UK…

Sterling strongest currency performance so far

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Pound pick of the currencies this week Global growth downgraded The Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc, currencies traditionally counted on by the markets as “safe havens”, retreated as tensions between the US and Iran began to ease.…

2020: A New Decade Dawns

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UK economic improvement in early January data releases Eurozone manufacturing better but Euro not out of the woods Could the Euro pick up the pieces on employment data? Disappointing data from China dents Australian Dollar The…

Currency markets remarkably calm after Iran missile attacks

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Australian house building in surprise jump Drop in German factory orders stalls Euro US Dollar movement likely today The foreign exchange market is surprisingly calm in spite of Iran’s missile attacks on US troops. The price of…

US Dollar tumbles on latest Middle East tensions

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Dollar weakens as Iran and Iraq tensions ease UK data beats forecasts and GBP strengthens A reappraisal went on yesterday. Traders and investors were assessing whether the US v Iran rhetoric would progress into all-out war and determined…

Sterling slides despite positive messages in Queen’s speech

Gross Domestic Product data rules the roost today Prepare for the Canadian Dollar to perk up While the Queen’s speech seems to have been gobbled up by equities traders, it hasn’t stopped a bit of profit taking on the Pound. Sterling…

Boris brings Brexit back…

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Sterling slipped this morning on the news that Boris Johnson plans to take a hard position on the Brexit transition period and to utilise the Withdrawal Bill so there would be no extension to the transition.