Conservatives’ lead narrows with Sterling dropping on uncertainty

Following a strong rally, Sterling fell slightly against its peers. This was caused by the latest General Election polls showing that the Conservatives’ lead has narrowed significantly since the election ...

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May 30, 2017

Unemployment hits 42yr low but inflation squeezes real wage growth

The FTSE 100 reached a new record last week, closing at 7522 on Tuesday. This in combination with the recent strength of the pound has meant that the UK market ...

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May 22, 2017

Bank of England holds rates disappointing traders

The Bank of England monetary policy committee met on Thursday, and elected to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25% and maintain the current quantitative easing programme. While this was ...

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May 16, 2017

Macron’s win eases European fears and boosts markets

After much speculation over the result, Emmanuel Macron won the French election convincingly on Sunday, securing over 66% of the vote. This was significantly higher than the polls were predicting. ...

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May 9, 2017
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