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What can we expect from 2017?

As promised in last week’s report, this week we look ahead and discuss the major themes likely to impact currency markets for the year ahead. A new US President, a rapidly changing political landscape in Europe and diverging monetary policy […]



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A look back at 2016

Twelve months ago, the UK referendum on EU membership was a big focal point, but a date hadn’t even been called, the probability of a Trump presidency was so small that is was simply written off as a publicity stunt […]



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The Fed’s Christmas gift

Last Wednesday The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25bp.  Considering this was priced into the market with 100% certainty, nobody was surprised by the move.  However, what did move markets was the hawkish tone from Fed chair Janet […]



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Draghi Does it Again

Demonstrating his great ability to reveal as little as possible about the ECB’s plans to the market (see our October article on this here), Draghi has done it again. We all know that quantitative easing can’t last forever and that […]



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The Euro: ‘Go up or Blow up’

“In Italian politics, no one ever wins” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi December 5th, 2016   Yesterday’s voter rebellion in Italy, which has resulted in the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, confirms that the euro is caught between […]



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Rising inflation to trigger a re-think for the Bank of England

As we look ahead at 2017, the Bank of England will face a dilemma over monetary policy. On one hand, the Bank will want to maintain its accommodative stance so not to risk unsettling nervous consumers in the wake of […]



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Fears rise as the Italian referendum approaches

With the Brexit and US Presidential Election votes now behind us, the market focus now shifts to the Italian Referendum on Constitutional Reform.  Voters will be asked whether they approve of amending the Italian Constitution to reform the appointment and […]



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The Trumpian world order

Last week saw an unexpected event come to fruition as property mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump became president-elect of the USA. Throughout the campaign soundbites of Trump’s nationalistic stance offended many people, however hindsight shows he tapped into […]



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Is inflation back?

“There is no one particular numerical relationship between the exchange rate and inflation” Mark Carney Governor, Bank of England March 29, 2016   “The level of inflation poses a risk to the UK economy, but not in the way you […]



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Could Trump Tank the Dollar?

Just a little over a week now separates us from the results of what has been arguably one of the most interesting, if not controversial presidential election cycles in US history.   A refresh of the polls, and a quick […]



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