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Pound Climbs as Theresa May Survives No Confidence Vote

January 16, 2019 4:36 PM
As expected, Theresa May survived the vote of no confidence brought against her by the opposition. The result was tight with just 19 votes in it. The pound spiked higher reflecting the short-term stability the result brings. Full attention will turn to Theresa May’s Plan B, expected 21st January.

FTSE starts Higher After US Tech stocks return to favour

December 7, 2017 10:30 AM
After a steady trading in the US over night and a rebound Asia, the marker board was a sea of positivity this morning. The FTSE is seen push higher in early trade, along with European bourses and US futures. There is certainly a calmer feeling on the trading floor on Thursday, after three intense sessions, investors are pausing, waiting for more inf...

US Tax Reform and Brexit in the spotlight on Tuesday

December 4, 2017 10:49 AM
The Dow Jones hit another record high in the previous session, as celebrations over the passing of the US tax reform bill continued. Meanwhile declines in shares of technology stocks kept the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq under pressure, with the former ending in the red and the latter finishing 1% lower. Investors also scaled back on traditional safe ...

Could the FTSE hit new record highs?

October 14, 2016 6:29 AM
European stock markets have started Friday’s session brightly, extending their advance from the late afternoon rebound on Thursday. The rally has probably taken many people by surprise, although this shouldn’t be the case given that the markets in both the UK and US are still very close to their all-time highs. There is a reason why the markets are ...

FTSE 100 closing in on record high

August 15, 2016 12:31 PM
Last week was another “risk-on” one for the markets, even though global economic data was poor. Disappointing data did however underline expectations of continued ultra-accommodative monetary policy from global central banks. This underlying theme remains valid at the start of this week.