• Reuters - UK Focus3 hours ago

    UK PM candidate Johnson: Irish border can be solved during implementation period

    Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Tuesday the issue of what to do with the Irish border after Brexit could be solved during the implementation period with the European Union. Managing the sensitive border between the British province of Northern Ireland

  • Reuters - UK Focus4 hours ago

    FOREX-Dollar stalled amid Fed meeting; dovish Draghi depresses euro

    The U.S. dollar was little moved on Tuesday as traders held off making large bets before the Federal Reserve's policy announcement on Wednesday. The Federal Open Market Committee began its two-day meeting on Tuesday, and will issue a statement and economic projections at the close of Wednesday'

  • Trump cries foul as Draghi stimulus pledge knocks euro
    Sky News5 hours ago

    Trump cries foul as Draghi stimulus pledge knocks euro

    The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) has come under attack from Donald Trump after he pledged "additional stimulus" if the eurozone economy continues to flag. Mario Draghi's remarks prompted European stock markets to surge and the euro to fall against a basket of international currencies

  • Reuters - UK Focus8 hours ago

    FOREX-Dollar on hold for Fed, euro falls after Draghi stimulus signal

    The U.S. dollar was modestly higher on Tuesday morning, as traders held off from making large bets ahead of the Federal Reserve policy announcement on Wednesday. The Fed begins its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, and will issue a statement and economic projections at the conclusion of the meeting

  • Reuters - UK Focus9 hours ago

    UPDATE 2-Sterling stuck near 5-month lows as Johnson cements lead in race to become PM

    Sterling barely budged from near five-month lows after arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson was confirmed as the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday. The British currency had dropped to its weakest since January against the euro and dollar earlier in the session, as investors

  • Reuters - UK Focus9 hours ago

    LIVE MARKETS-As UK leadership contest heats up, sterling traders tremble

    * STOXX hits one-month high as Draghi comments fuel broad-based buying * Utilities rally to highest in 4 years on defensive buying * Siltronic tumbles 12% after profit warning * Ambu drops 14% after cutting growth, margin, free cash flow outlook * Norway's Evry jumps 17% after merger agreed with

  • Euro zone could benefit from US-China trade war, ECB's Nowotny says
    CNBC11 hours ago

    Euro zone could benefit from US-China trade war, ECB's Nowotny says

    Escalating trade war has been a concern for the European Central Bank (ECB), partly due to the export-driven nature of the euro area economy.

  • Reuters - UK Focus11 hours ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-'Super Mario' shock: euro slides, yields hit new lows

    The euro took a beating and German bond yields hit a fresh record low on Tuesday in reaction to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments indicating a possibility of new rate cuts or asset purchases. Draghi said the ECB would need to ease policy again, if inflation did not head back

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 hours ago

    FOREX-Euro dives after ECB's Draghi hints of more stimulus

    The euro erased earlier gains and fell across the board on Tuesday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said policymakers will provide more stimulus if inflation does not pick up. At a speech in Sintra, Draghi said the ECB could still cut rates, adjust its guidance, offer mitigating measures

  • EU trade surplus with U.S. expands, deficit with China larger
    Reuters13 hours ago

    EU trade surplus with U.S. expands, deficit with China larger

    The European Union's trade surplus in goods with the United States increased in the first four months of 2019 while its deficit with China widened, figures that could further strain global tensions. The European Union's surplus with the United States grew to 48.2 billion euros (£43.2 billion

  • Reuters - UK Focus14 hours ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Draghi shock hits euro, boosts stocks

    European shares rallied and the euro took a sharp hit on Tuesday in a knee-jerk reaction to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments indicating a possibility of new rate cuts or asset purchases. The euro fell 0.24% to 1.1191 as of 0845 GMT after Draghi said the ECB will need to ease

  • Sterling stuck near five-month lows as Johnson cements lead in race to become PM
    Reuters14 hours ago

    Sterling stuck near five-month lows as Johnson cements lead in race to become PM

    Sterling barely budged from near five-month lows after arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson was confirmed as the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday. The British currency had dropped to its weakest since January against the euro and dollar earlier in the session, as investors

  • Reuters - UK Focus15 hours ago

    No-deal Brexit chills send pound to a five-month low vs euro

    Signs that arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson may be a step closer to becoming Britain's next prime minister sent the pound tumbling to a five-month low versus the euro on Tuesday as investors worried about the risks of a hard exit from the European Union. "Fears of a disorderly exit could keep the

  • Reuters - UK Focus15 hours ago

    German yield at record low, euro sinks as Draghi rekindles policy easing bets

    The euro dropped and German government bond yields hit a new record low on Tuesday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said the bank will provide more stimulus if inflation doesn't pick up. The euro zone's central bank will need to ease policy again, possibly through new rate cuts

  • Reuters - UK Focus16 hours ago

    FOREX-Dollar heads towards 3-month lows before Fed meeting; Draghi eyed

    The dollar weakened against its rivals on Tuesday, heading back towards a recent three-month low before a U.S. central bank meeting gets underway with expectations growing the Fed will signal its first rate cut in a decade. A CME Fedwatch tool puts the probability of a quarter-point interest rate cut

  • Fears that eurozone is turning Japanese as inflation gauge dives
    The Telegraph16 hours ago

    Fears that eurozone is turning Japanese as inflation gauge dives

    Inflation expectations for the eurozone have plunged to a record low. Investors and traders are worried its economy is slipping into "Japanification", an inescapable period of stagnant growth and ultra-low interest rates.

  • Reuters - UK Focus16 hours ago

    FOREX-Dollar heads towards 3-month lows before Fed meeting; Draghi eyed

    The dollar weakened against its rivals on Tuesday, heading back towards a recent three-month low before a U.S. central bank meeting gets underway with expectations growing the Fed will signal its first rate cut in a decade. A CME Fedwatch tool puts the probability of a quarter-point interest rate cut

  • Aussie Dollar Weakness 'Pretty Much Warranted': UBS Global WM
    Bloomberg UK22 hours ago

    Aussie Dollar Weakness 'Pretty Much Warranted': UBS Global WM

    Jun.17 -- Kelvin Tay, regional chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management, talks about the Australian dollar and the Chinese yuan. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    FOREX-Dollar steady ahead of Fed meeting; low chances of June rate cut

    The U.S. dollar was roughly unchanged on Monday, hovering near the two-week high set earlier in the session as investors reconsidered how dovish the Federal Reserve is likely to be at this week's policy meeting. Broader currency markets were quiet, as traders hesitated to put on large positions

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    Pound falls to 5-1/2 month low as Johnson's lead grows

    The pound dived to a near six-month low against the dollar on Monday as concerns grew that arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May as prime minister as he remains far ahead of his rivals in the race to lead their ruling Conservative Party. Johnson, the face of the official Brexit campaign

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    FOREX-Dollar slips, rate cut bets ease ahead of Fed meeting

    The U.S. dollar was modestly lower on Monday on weak economic data, but remained near the two-week high set earlier in the session as investors reconsidered how dovish the Federal Reserve is likely to be at this week's policy meeting. Broader currency markets were quiet, as traders hesitated to

  • Business Wireyesterday

    Early Repurchase(s)

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- ISSUER   ISIN   CCY   Nominal   Markdown Amount   Remaining Balance   Value date MORGAN STANLEY B.V. XS1936062378 EUR 1,150,000.00 1,000.00 1,149,000.00 11/06/2019 UBS AG LONDON ...

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    FOREX-Dollar hits two-week high as traders eye Fed meeting

    The U.S. dollar rose to a two-week high on Monday as strong economic data led investors to think again about how dovish the Federal Reserve is likely to sound at this week's meeting. Broader currency markets were quiet, as traders hesitated to put on large positions before the Fed's two-day

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    FOREX-Dollar hits two-week high as traders pause before Fed meeting

    The U.S. dollar rose to a two-week high on Monday as recent strong economic data led investors to think again about how dovish the Federal Reserve is likely to sound at this week's monetary policy meeting. Broader currency markets were quiet, as traders hesitated to put on large positions before

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    Pound extends six-week losing streak as Johnson's lead grows

    The pound extended a six-week losing streak against the euro on Monday, as concern grew that Britain was heading for a no-deal Brexit after Boris Johnson got a boost in his bid to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who dropped out of the race on Friday after winning just

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