• ECB plans to restart government bond purchases by November - Spiegel
    Reuters18 hours ago

    ECB plans to restart government bond purchases by November - Spiegel

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi plans to restart purchases of government bonds by November to support the fragile euro zone economy, German news magazine Der Spiegel cited central bank sources on Friday as saying. Draghi's term is due to end on Oct. 31 and International Monetary Fund

  • Reuters - UK Focus19 hours ago

    Sterling pushed back to $1.25, on shaky ground

    The pound hovered around $1.25 on Friday after its biggest daily jump in more than two months in the previous session, though traders were still focused on the growing risks of a no-deal Brexit. A vote by U.K. lawmakers on Thursday will make it harder for Britain's next prime minister to try to

  • Reuters - UK Focus20 hours ago

    FOREX-Dollar recovers after walk-back of dovish Fed comments

    The U.S. dollar rose in early trading on Friday, swinging back into positive territory after the New York Federal Reserve walked back dovish comments from its president the prior day, which had bolstered expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut this month. At a conference on Thursday, New York

  • Take Five: Preparing for a prime minister, PMIs and policymakers
    Reuters22 hours ago

    Take Five: Preparing for a prime minister, PMIs and policymakers

    Investors will wake on July 24 to a new British prime minister. Boris Johnson, the face of the Leave campaign in the 2016 Brexit referendum, is -- if betting markets are to be believed -- almost certain to capture the majority of Conservative Party members' votes and become the new leader, beating

  • Reuters - UK Focus23 hours ago

    FOREX-Euro weakens as investors raise bets on imminent ECB rate cut

    The euro fell against a rebounding U.S. dollar on Friday and hit a 2-year low versus the Swiss franc, as investors ramped up bets for a European Central Bank interest rate cut as early as next week. Money markets are now pricing in a roughly 60% chance of a 10 basis point rate cut next week, versus

  • Reuters - UK Focus23 hours ago

    FOREX-Euro weakens as investors raise bets on imminent ECB rate cut

    The euro fell against a rebounding U.S. dollar on Friday, as investors ramped up bets for a European Central Bank interest rate cut as early as next week. Money markets are now pricing in a roughly 60% chance of a 10 basis point rate cut next week, versus a 40% chance earlier in the week. Rabobank

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    Brexit fears knock pound lower after biggest jump in 2 months

    The pound edged lower on Friday after registering its biggest daily jump in more than two months in the previous session as traders focused on the growing risks of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal in place by end-October. Economists at Berenberg who now assign a 40% probability

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    FOREX-Dollar steadies after rise in bets on bigger Fed rate cut

    At a central banking conference on Thursday, New York Fed President John Williams argued for pre-emptive measures to avoid having to deal with too-low inflation and interest rates. Investors took Williams' remarks along with separate comments from Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida as another dovish

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    MORNING BID EUROPE-Zelenskiy show a ratings hit for Ukraine vote

    The party of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian-turned-politician who became Ukraine's president, looks to have unstoppable momentum ahead of Sunday's parliament vote. The next biggest party has barely more than 10%, meaning Zelenskiy could win commanding control of the assembly for his promises

  • Business Wire2 days ago

    FRN Variable Rate Fix

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)--   Re: Nationwide Building Society EUR 50,000,000.00 MATURING: 22-Oct-2019 ISIN: XS1126271466 PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE INTEREST RATE FOR THE PERIOD 22-Jul-2019 TO 22-Oct-2019 ...

  • Ron Insana: Digitize the dollar faster and end the frenzy for fake money
    CNBC2 days ago

    Ron Insana: Digitize the dollar faster and end the frenzy for fake money

    The world doesn't need a new currency, crypto, or otherwise, to replace the U.S. dollar, Ron Insana says.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    European Central Bank set for a rate cut in September, economists predict

    The European Central Bank (ECB) will next week open the door to an interest rate cut for September, economists have predicted.

  • No-deal Brexit could send pound plunging to one-for-one against dollar
    The Independent2 days ago

    No-deal Brexit could send pound plunging to one-for-one against dollar

    The pound could fall to as low as one-for-one against the dollar in the event of a no-deal Brexit, as fears for the future of Britain's economy prompt a mass sell-off of the currency, according to a Wall Street bank.Morgan Stanley said the pound has come under “intense selling pressure” since Theresa

  • Trump wants weaker dollar but it could be a hard sell
    Reuters2 days ago

    Trump wants weaker dollar but it could be a hard sell

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump wants a cheaper dollar, saying earlier this month the United States should match what he says are efforts by other countries to weaken their own currencies - giving them an unfair trade advantage. The comments have prompted speculation the

  • Bank of England's Carney appears out of race for IMF top job
    Reuters2 days ago

    Bank of England's Carney appears out of race for IMF top job

    The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, is unlikely to succeed Christine Lagarde as the boss of the International Monetary Fund, European officials said on Thursday, as the European Union was considering four other names for the job. Lagarde resigned as IMF managing director this week after

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    FOREX-Dollar falls for a 2nd day on U.S. rate cut bets

    While expectations of a 25 basis point rate cut are firmly baked into money markets, some investors are gunning for a 50 basis point cut. The Fed is widely expected to cut a total by nearly 75 basis points by the end of the year. "We are certainly seeing more concrete signals emerge from both

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    UPDATE 3-Sterling buoyed by retail sales, bid to prevent no-deal Brexit

    The pound rebounded on Thursday after stronger-than-expected retail sales numbers, also finding support from a vote by lawmakers to make it harder for Britain's next prime minister to try to force a no-deal Brexit. MPs approved the final wording of the plan, although an already stronger sterling

  • 'Grim time' for holidays abroad as Brexit fears send the pound sliding in value
    Yahoo Finance UK2 days ago

    'Grim time' for holidays abroad as Brexit fears send the pound sliding in value

    Tourists are in for a 'big shock' about how much more expensive holidays are because of the pound's decline, with warnings it could hit the same value as the dollar.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    FOREX-Dollar slips on softer U.S. yields; Aussie shines

    The dollar broadly edged lower against its rivals on Thursday after softer U.S. Treasury yields in the wake of weak U.S. housing data sapped demand as investors focused their attention on a Fed meeting next week. While expectations of a 25 basis point rate cut are baked into money markets, some investors

  • EQS Group2 days ago

    InVision AG Presents Financial Results for the First Half Year of 2019

    DGAP-News: InVision AG / Key word(s): Half Year Results/Interim Report 18.07.2019 / 09:03 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. * * *P R E S S R E L E A S E InVision AG Presents Financial Results for the First Half Year of 2019 Düsseldorf (Germany), 18 July

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    RPT-GRAPHIC-One direction: Brexit-hit pound facing gravity of parity

    Currency traders who were wary of positioning outright for a hard Brexit outcome may finally be throwing in the towel: heavy selling has hit sterling this month and metrics such as derivatives and positioning suggest no respite ahead. The question for the markets and public alike is just how far sterling

  • Short bets on most Asian currencies recede on Fed rate-cut prospects - Reuters poll
    Reuters2 days ago

    Short bets on most Asian currencies recede on Fed rate-cut prospects - Reuters poll

    Despite a raft of strong U.S. economic data lately, concerns over the U.S.-China trade tensions and weak inflation have turned most Fed officials decidedly dovish. The central bank's first rate reduction in a decade is expected later this month. An average of 14 analysts were bullish on the Indonesian

  • Bank of Japan's next move to be more easing, say majority of economists - Reuters poll
    Reuters2 days ago

    Bank of Japan's next move to be more easing, say majority of economists - Reuters poll

    Expectations have risen sharply that the Bank of Japan's next policy move will be to ease further, a Reuters poll of economists found, as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set to cut interest rates this month for the first time in over a decade. Three-quarters of economists said the BOJ's next

  • ECB to cut rates in September, QE 2.0 still on the cards - Reuters poll
    Reuters2 days ago

    ECB to cut rates in September, QE 2.0 still on the cards - Reuters poll

    The European Central Bank will cut its deposit rate in September after signalling a bias to do so this month, according to economists in a Reuters poll who do not expect a turnaround in the euro zone's economic fortunes any time soon. Major central banks on both sides of the Atlantic are under pressure

  • Pound could fall to parity with dollar on hard Brexit concerns
    The Guardian3 days ago

    Pound could fall to parity with dollar on hard Brexit concerns

    Fear of ‘hardline’ Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt could push sterling down to mid-80s levels, says Morgan Stanley. The pound’s fall to a two-year low against the dollar could be the start of a no-deal Brexit inspired wave of selling that would push sterling towards a one-for-one exchange rate against

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