Tag: britain

Will ECB offer any surprises on Thursday?

Euro climbs ahead of ECB meeting While we may not look back at the ECB meeting on Thursday as one of the defining moments in the eurozone’s long recovery from the global financial and debt crises, or even remember it much at all for that matter, that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything to take […]

What does Davis resigning mean?

The resignation of a key driver of the U.K.’s Brexit process is a blow for British Prime Minister Theresa May, but analysts believe she can survive the departure. Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned Sunday evening, objecting to May’s withdrawal plan that seeks to maintain close economic ties with the European Union (EU), rather than a […]

Upbeat Markets Ahead of Busy Week

Investors Not Wobbled By G7 Trade Fallout The mood in financial markets is relatively upbeat at the start of a very busy week, as investors shrug off the G7 meeting which didn’t exactly go to plan as Donald Trump rejected the prepared communique and left early. While everyone will have hoped for a better outcome […]

Risk Aversion Seen Ahead of Hostile G6+1 Summit

Trade a Touchy Subject as Trump Isolates US Ahead of Quebec Meeting Financial markets are in risk aversion mode ahead of the G7 summit in Quebec on Friday, with investors potentially concerned as leaders clash over trade and other issues. While Trump has at times appeared friendly with certain other heads of state in the […]

Markets Mixed as Focus Turns to Brexit Talks

EUR Adds to Gains as ECB Mulls Over QE Exit It’s been a relatively quiet start to trading on Thursday, with much of the focus falling on the UK as it prepares for more Brexit talks with the European Union. Stock markets are trading relatively mixed while US futures are pointing to a similar open […]

May Faces Difficulties Keeping Cabinet United Over Brexit

Theresa May is braced for her Cabinet to split when the European Union rejects her demands for a sweeping free trade deal, after her senior team agreed to put off the hardest Brexit decisions until later.Despite the Cabinet truce after months of internal division, three senior government officials said May will face her most challenging […]

50 50 Chance of Halting Brexit

Opponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union are preparing a major campaign they say now has close to a 50:50 chance of stopping Brexit by blocking Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal, a leading pro-EU campaigner said.With Britain scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019, opponents of Brexit are exploring various ways to […]

Macron Inspires New UK Party Intent on Blocking Brexit

A new British party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron’s movement launched a campaign on Monday to thwart Brexit by convincing MPs to block any EU withdrawal deal Prime Minister Theresa May can strike.Sandra Khadhouri, together with fellow Renew party members James Clarke and James Torrance, speaks at the launch of the new political party […]