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Boris Ups the Stakes

Next 24 hours: Investors try to find comfort in China's latest gesture

Today’s report: Boris Ups the Stakes

The Pound has managed to stabilise after taking a big hit in Wednesday trade from the news Prime Minister Boris Johnson would be looking to suspend parliament in an attempt to regain leverage in the Brexit process. Looking ahead, key standouts on the calendar come by way of German inflation data, Eurozone sentiment, US GDP and US pending home sales.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Now it's Pound underperformance that stands out

Today’s report: Pound outperforms while other currencies stumble

Despite all of the angst associated with downside risks to the global economy, activity has been rather dull this week overall, as we head towards the end of summer for many markets. Still, the Pound has been enjoying a nice run of outperformance, getting a welcome boost from optimism around the news of renewed Brexit talks between the EU and UK.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Euro trying to shake off bad data and political risk

Today’s report: Investors shouldn't get too comfortable

The story into Tuesday is about dialed back trade tension. At the same time, the unpredictability of the President, and the US administration’s commitment to its soft Dollar trade policy, shouldn’t be making investors too comfortable about the Monday risk sentiment recovery.   read report

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Looking for stability

Next 24 hours: Trade war uncertainty

Today’s report: Looking for stability

We enter the new week with financial markets trying to recover from the latest trade war escalation, after China imposed tariffs on the US and President Trump swiftly responded with a fresh tariff announcement in retaliation, while accompanying national emergency talk and an order for US companies to pull out of China.   read report

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Today’s report: Were the Fed Minutes more dovish leaning?

The Fed Minutes have come and gone, and in the end, no major surprises in the central bank communication. On the surface, the Fed followed through with the message it conveyed at the July decision, when it cut rates for the first time since 2008. However, digging a little deeper, there was evidence of some added dovishness.   read report

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