Tag: GBP

GBP/USD – British pound slips to 10-month low as CPI misses mark

The British pound continues to lose ground and has dropped perilously close to the symbolic 1.30 line. In Wednesday’s North American session, the pair is trading at 1.3044, down 0.53% on the day. On the release front, British CPI remained steady at 2.4%, missing the estimate of 2.6%. U.S housing numbers were softer than expected. […]

Is BoE Rate Hike in Doubt After Inflation Data?

GBP slides as core inflation falls below BoE target Focus is back on the central banks on Wednesday as we await the second appearance this week of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the Bank of England’s interest rate plans are questioned following some softer inflation numbers. The pound is tumbling again on Wednesday after […]

Fed Powell advances the dollar

Wednesday July 18: Five things the markets are talking about U.S assets get another leg up from rookie Fed Chair Jerome Powell who again expressed optimism over the U.S’s economic growth and stable inflation, telling Congress yesterday that domestic data should keep the central bank on track to raise “gradually” short-term interest rates. However, as […]

Dollar Stronger on Safe Haven Flows OANDA Market Beat Podcast

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza reviews the major upcoming market news, macro analysis and economic indicator releases that will impact currencies, stocks other asset classes. Subscription available on iTunes https://goo.gl/TZEWRW and GooglePlay https://goo.gl/cRBk39. Tune in every Tuesday and don’t miss a beat as we cover the hottest trends impacting the markets in the week […]

GBP/USD – UK job numbers disappoint, send pound lower

The British pound has posted considerable losses in the Tuesday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.3160, down 0.57% on the day. On the release front, British employment numbers disappointed the markets. Wage growth remained pegged at 2.5%, matching the estimate. Unemployment rolls expanded by 7.8 thousand, higher than the estimate […]

PM May faces Brexit battle in parliament on trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle over trade in parliament on Tuesday, with pro-EU lawmakers hoping to influence her plans to leave the European Union a day after she bowed to demands from Brexit campaigners. May’s vulnerability in parliament, where she lost her Conservative Party’s majority in an ill-judged election last year, was […]

Canada: Monthly survey of manufacturing, May 2018

Manufacturing sales increased 1.4% to $57.1 billion in May, following a 1.1% decline in April. Sales rose in 14 of 21 industries, representing 64% of total manufacturing sales. The chemical, machinery, and wood product industries accounted for most of the gains in May. The transportation equipment industry posted the largest decline. In constant dollars, manufacturing […]

Futures Flat Ahead of Powell Testimony

Trump comments unpopular but markets steady It’s been an interesting start to trading on Tuesday, although markets are so far relatively unmoved with European indices mixed and US futures relatively flat ahead of the open. While US President Donald Trump has come under intense criticism for his comments after his meeting with Vladimir Putin, in […]

UK PM May Under Fire Compromises Again on Brexit Bill

Prime Minister Theresa May bowed to pressure from Brexit supporters in her governing Conservative Party on Monday, accepting their changes to a customs bill that underpins Britain’s departure from the European Union. May, vulnerable in parliament after losing her party’s majority at an ill-judged election last year, has come under fire from both wings of […]

IMF Warns Trade War Could Cost Global Economy $430B

Rising trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the world could cost the global economy $430bn (£324bn), with America “especially vulnerable” to an escalating tariff war, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Delivering a sharp rebuke for Donald Trump, the Washington-based organisation said the current threats made by the US and its […]