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Sterling trading lower, what could affect the Pound next?

  US manufacturing bounces back after 5 month decline New Zealand volatility overnight tonight   Sterling is trading lower against the Australian Dollar after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept their base rates…
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UK left the EU... 18 months of commercial relationship negotiations ahead

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  Central banks on hold and markets move Manufacturing and employment rule the week   Who’d have thought it; the UK left the EU and the world didn’t end. It’s a miracle. To be fair, nothing much has changed yet;…
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Going home: Why move back to Australia and New Zealand?

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With the ongoing Brexit uncertainty, many Australian and New Zealand citizens in the UK are considering moving back home. Following the popular Going Home seminars from the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, Halo Financial considers reasons for returning and how to make a smooth move.
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UK leaves EU tonight – Sterling is stronger

  Sterling up on Bank of England and Brexit China under pressure from virus and economic data Australian and New Zealand Dollars down US Dollar dips on significant slowdown   The UK leaves the EU at 11:00 pm today…
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Brace for busy currency markets this week

  Busy currency markets ahead Firms shut down Chinese contact. So safe haven buying rules Little change from the Federal Reserve Bank of England awaited – potential for a rate cut   British Airways is amongst…
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What Brexit means for international property buyers

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The effects of the UK leaving the EU, especially Brexit and international property, are still being debated. Peter Robinson, CEO of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), discusses the implications for overseas property buyers and those who are emigrating with Halo Financial

Will the Bank of England and Brexit shatter Sterling?

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  With a big Bank of England interest rate announcement and Brexit Day on the cards by the end of this week, what will these events and other economic and political factors mean for the Pound and the UK economy? We asked some of the…
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UK house prices lift Sterling… but be prepared for volatility in Brexit countdown

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  UK house prices lift Sterling Australian inflation picked up in Q4 US Federal Reserve is centre of attention today   UK house prices rose last month at their fastest pace since November 2018 and the pace of decline…
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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…