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23/06/2021
Another Sterling Performance

Productivity is expected to be lower this morning in England as the national team managed a 1-0 victory in a late starting game at Wembley…

21/06/2021
Fed-Express

Since the news from the Fed last week that interest rates are likely to rise at some point in 2023…

17/06/2021
Fed Up-beat on Economy

The federal reserve released its latest update on the condition of the US economy last night…

15/06/2021
Waiting Game

It wasn’t the news we wanted,  but the news we knew was coming…

11/06/2021
To Summit Up

In positive news,  poorer countries will begin to receive vaccines from the UK over the next few weeks…

09/06/2021
Mid-Week Summary

The UK and EU are set to meet today to discuss the Northern Ireland protocol…

07/06/2021
Minimum Tax, Maximum Loopholes?

The G7 meeting hasn’t even started yet,  but that hasn’t stopped the finance ministers getting their moment in the sun…

04/06/2021
To Farm, or to Non-Farm

The markets are facing another challenging US employment report…

01/06/2021
Weekend Summary

The news we couldn’t escape for most of the weekend was the ‘will they – won’t they’…

27/05/2021
Cummings and Goings

If there were ever a modern day version of history repeating itself,  Dominic ‘Guy Fawkes’ Cummings would be it…

26/05/2021
The Eagle Has Landed

The UK Government is ramping up their vaccine drive,  following a well document supply issue…

25/05/2021
Back-To-Normal Progress

The majority of financial column inches are given over to central bankers just about everywhere…

20/05/2021
Furlough to Fulltime

In a week where the US Government all but confirmed the existence of aliens…

19/05/2021
Times Are Changing

Brent dropped over 3% after reports began to emerge after progress was touted on a breakthrough in negations for the US and Iran Nuclear deal…

17/05/2021
Monday Madness

If last weeks payrolls numbers let the market down last week, yesterday’s inflation number more than made up for things…

13/05/2021
A Long Hot Summer (For Inflation at Least)

If last weeks payrolls numbers let the market down last week, yesterday’s inflation number more than made up for things…

11/05/2021
Phase Three Freedom

Stage three of the easing of restrictions is exactly as expected,  with indoor dining,  hotels, cinemas and other relatively close contact leisure pursuits (including hugging)…

06/05/2021
Oil and Gold, if you’re feeling bold

Joe Biden has signalled that he’s willing to remove intellectual property rights for covid vaccines…

05/05/2021
Confidence and Inflation: Both Rising, Both Here to Stay?

UK consumer confidence has hit its highest peak since the pandemic began…

29/04/2021
Brits Abroad

Spain has warned the UK that it will only allow Brits to holiday in the country this summer if the arrangement is reciprocal…

28/04/2021
Mid-Week Brief

Markets are pretty benign and have been for the majority of the week so far…

26/04/2021
Monday Madness

After a data heavy session on Friday, there was a lot of positives to take…

22/04/2021
Mid-Weeker

The UK economy is well on track for a roaring year of growth…

21/04/2021
Mid-Weeker

An impressive covid statistic to start the day…

20/04/2021
Climate Goals

‘Britcoin’ could be coming to a virtual wallet near you in the next few years…

19/04/2021
Monday Rundown

There’s been a big bitcoin sell-off over the weekend, with the risk-off sentiment…

15/04/2021
Quick Catchup

The OECD has suggested that the current stamp duty holiday should be made permanent and…

13/04/2021
Retail Therapy

Oxford Street and high streets across the nation were busier yesterday than at any other time since the start of the year…

09/04/2021
UK Headwinds

We start in Northern Ireland, where violence has continued for an eighth night…

07/04/2021
Risk On. For Now

We’re a few days into the new financial year and investors seem reasonably up…

01/04/2021
FY22 - And They're Off.

Risk was on as we closed out the month/quarter/financial year yesterday…

31/03/2021
EU Looks to Sputnik to Speed Up Rollout

European headlines are a slight cause for concern this morning…

29/03/2021
Weekend Summary

The Ever Given has been almost completely re-floated and will now be moved…

26/03/2021
DIY Saves Sales

Sterling caught a tailwind last night and headed higher…

24/03/2021
Mid-Week Movers

We saw risk come off in the markets yesterday, with equities lower and the dollar stronger…

23/03/2021
365 Days of Restrictions (and counting)

A Year Later…

22/03/2021
Let's Talk Turkey

The news that has the markets moving is that of Turkish President Erdogan sacking the head of the central bank…  

19/03/2021
War of Words

Talks between the US and China didn’t get off to a great start…  

18/03/2021
Global Relations

Markets waited patiently for the Fed last night and couldn’t really have asked for more…  

17/03/2021
Running Late (but just as great?)

The government passed the first hurdle of getting their crime bill across the line…  

16/03/2021
EU Goes Legal

It wasn’t the best of days for the Pound yesterday…  

11/03/2021
Inflation Fears Allayed, For Now

The US inflation number we spoke of yesterday came in low enough to keep investors happy…  

10/03/2021
EU Goes Legal

The action by the UK government to unilaterally extend the grace period in Northern Ireland has been met with…  

08/03/2021
Back To School

Biden’s bill passed the Senate over the weekend…  

05/03/2021
Markets Turned Off By Easy Money

The dust has settled on the budget from Wednesday and its safe to say that…  

03/03/2021
Today's Viewing: Holyrood followed by Westminster

It’s budget day today, but this might not be the political highlight…

01/03/2021
Spring has Sprung

Most of the UK financial coverage over the weekend is surrounding…

26/02/2021
Friday Feeling

It’s taken month end repositioning to stem Sterling’s rise and the turnaround…

24/02/2021
Mid-Weeker

With dates in everyone’s diaries for the end of restrictions, Rishi Sunak…

23/02/2021
British Bull Pounds On

Yesterday,  Prime Minister Boris Johnson illuminated the route out of lockdown…

22/02/2021
Monday Rundown

Road To Recovery

18/02/2021
Retail Therapy

When in Doubt… Go Shopping

16/02/2021
Tuesday, in Brief

The IFS has put a number on tax rises that they think the chancellor will have to implement…

15/02/2021
The Monday Rundown

Today is a good news day… Starting with the government…

12/02/2021
Year of the Ox

Andy Haldane, The Bank of England’s glass half full, thinks the economy is set for a massive…

11/02/2021
Singapore-upon-Thames, or Brussels-by-Sea?

It was a busy evening for reserve bankers with Both Andrew Bailey and Jerome Powell speaking

10/02/2021
Mid-Weeker

The EU want more time to ratify the Brexit deal…

08/02/2021
Weekend Summary

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey spoke to the Observer over the weekend…

05/02/2021
That Friday Feeling

It was a win-win for Sterling yesterday…

03/02/2021
Drag-he Before the President

European politics and a strong word from the ECB seem to have got the better of the Euro…

01/02/2021
What Went Wrong

Political hardball went from zero to sixty very quickly on Friday

28/01/2021
Feel the Squeeze

The Federal Reserve, as expected, took a very dovish tone last night, as they committed to…

14/01/2021
Biden's Bailout Bonanza

Show Me The Money

13/01/2021
Another Historic Day in the Offing?

Freight costs to get goods in to the UK are soaring post Brexit

11/01/2021
Reality be Damned... We're High on Stimulus

To Infinity and Beyond

08/01/2021
That Friday Feeling

No Concern, Yet Still Relief?

07/01/2021
America Breaks

What Just Happened?

06/01/2021
Democrats: One Down, One to Go

Midnight Train to… Yep, You Guessed it.

05/01/2021
US Election: Ctrl ATL Repeat?

Georgia On My Mind

04/01/2021
2021. Under Starters Orders

And They’re Off…

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