Tag: GBP

GBP/USD – British pound rises to 10-week high on higher retail sales

GBP/USD has posted strong gains in the Thursday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.3260, up 0.85% on the day. On the release front, British retail sales posted a gain of 0.3%, beating the estimate of -0.2%. Over in the U.S indicators looked sharp, as Philly Fed Manufacturing Index and unemployment claims both beat […]

U.S weekly jobless claims fall

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting near a 49-year low in a sign the job market remains strong. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted level of 201,000 for the week ended Sept. 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That is […]

Brexit, UK consumer and trade in focus (video)

Nick Batsford, CEO of Core London is joined down the line by Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at OANDA, to discuss why the pound has rallied on Thursday and the latest developments in the US-China trade spat. U.S weekly jobless claims fall Posted 11 minutes ago Brexit, UK consumer and trade in focus (video) Posted […]

U.S safe-haven appeal diminishes

Thursday September 20: Five things the markets are talking about It’s not been easy, two and two do not add up when trading these Twitter directional asset classes. Fundamentals have been temporary ignored as the ‘lemming’ trades takes a grip. Fading market fears over a Sino-U.S trade row has the U.S dollar trading within striking […]

GBP/USD jumps on Brexit reports and retail sales

Investors take tariffs in their stride, focused on White House response It’s been a positive start to trading in Europe on Thursday as investors continue to shrug off the latest tariffs from the US and China. US futures are currently trading flat and failing to take much of a lead from across the pond. Investors […]

Markets flat as China quickly responds to tariffs

Ball back in Trump’s court as China responds with counter-tariffs Markets are taking new tariffs between the US and China in their stride again on Wednesday, with stocks in Europe and futures in the US looking quite flat ahead of the open on Wall Street. The latest tit-for-tat between Washington and Beijing has been on […]

Live FX analysis – 18 September 2018 (Video)

Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses the key market themes from the summer – most notably US tariffs and Brexit – and the events to watch out for this week. Craig also gives his live analysis on EURUSD (17:48), GBPUSD (21:36), EURGBP (24:42), AUDUSD (25:44), USDCAD (28:33), GBPCAD (31:02), NZDUSD (32:41), USDJPY (34:16), GBPJPY (35:25) […]

China to penalize $60B of U.S. imports but reduce amount of tariffs it collects

China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, as previously planned, but has reduced the level of tariffs that it will collect on the products. The tit-for-tat measures are the latest escalation in an increasingly protracted trade dispute between […]

GBP/USD – British pound edges lower, investors eye UK inflation

GBP/USD has edged lower in the Tuesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.3136, down 0.18% on the day. On the release front, there are no British events. The U.S will release the NAHB Housing Market Index. On Tuesday, the UK releases a host of inflation indicators, led by CPI. The U.S. publishes building permits […]

Hungary central bank leaves rates unchanged

As expected, the Hungarian Central Bank (MNB) left their base rate unchanged at +0.9% this morning. It’s the 28th consecutive pause for the base rate in the current easing cycle. Also, policy makers left the overnight deposit rate at -0.15%, as expected. Yesterday, Hungary’s 10-year government bond yields rallied to its highest level since early […]