Category Archives: Market Commentary


All Eyes on ECB’s Decision on QE Bazooka

Sterling slides as MPC members all vote against interest rate rise Sources report ECB to unleash huge QE injection of €500 Billion Dollar comes close to 11 year high versus single currency Loonie gives up nearly 3% vs pound as … Continue reading

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BoE to kick off “Crucial Central Bank Week” at 9.30am

• GBP/USD rises off multi-month lows in quiet trade. • Euro remains lower, close to 11-year-low level vs dollar. • Dollar remains at multi-year highs after IMF growth forecast. • Kiwi Consumer Prices fall for first time since 2012; BoJ … Continue reading

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Sterling strongest against euro since early 2008.

• Pound gains as ECB weighs stimulus • Euro weakens on ECB meeting eyed • Dollar has steady start to the week • Yen gains as Chinese stocks rout spurs haven bid

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SNB’s Surprise Scrapping of Euro Cap Triggers Turmoil in Currencies

Sterling hits highest level vs euro since 2008 Euro falls over 15% vs Swiss franc after SNB move Dollar remains currency of choice as safe haven buck remains king. Swiss franc posts massive gains against all major currencies

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UK Inflation set to fall further after reaching 12-year low.

• Bank chief Mark Carney must explain inflation fall • Euro dips as market eyes possible ECB stimulus • Dollar slips to 1-month low against yen • Kiwi dollar buoyed by upbeat Chinese data

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Pound unlikely to find fuel in BoE rate decision.

• Bank of England set to hold rates, QE • Greek crisis jolts QE as ECB ponders deflation • Fed wont raise rates before April • Yen falls for second day as stocks gain

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Common Currency Likely to Remain Under Pressure

All eyes are on euro, but sterling is beating it hands-down in ugly stakes Dollar builds on recent gains as volatility index spikes Yen declines from three week high Price for Brent Crude oil falls below $50/barrel for 1st time … Continue reading

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Sterling stumbles as dollar moves higher.

• Pound falls to 17-month low as construction growth slows • Euro tumbles to 9-year low as ECB prepares to print money • Dollar strengthened by safe haven flows • Yen set for biggest 2-day gain in three weeks

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Dollar Extends Advance into 2015

Sterling takes advantage of falling euro to hit 6 year high Single currency hits four year low vs dollar Dollar strengthens following its best year since 2005 WTI oil rises $1 to $54.22 per barrel

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Dollar gauge at five-year high after Fed meeting.

• Sterling climbs against euro after UK data • ECB to publish accounts of monetary policy discussions from January • Fed vows patience on rates • SNB starts negative interest rate of 0.25%

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