UK businesses and Article 50: What happens now?

UK businesses and Article 50: What happens now?

At 12.20 pm on 29th March Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Now the clock is ticking. The UK government and the European Union have until March 2019 to agree the terms of the withdrawal agreement. The current consensus is...
Sterling strong while Europe worries

Sterling strong while Europe worries

Data could have a major impact on the three currencies we look at in this market update. That’s because markets see them as indicators of future economic strength or weakness and thereby interest rate changes. Key UK inflation data for January is released today....
How businesses use currency forecasts

How businesses use currency forecasts

Businesses with international payment requirements need to be able to budget for these in advance. However, currency volatility and market uncertainty mean that it is impossible to predict currency exchange rates with precision. Knowing when to buy or sell currency...
Busy day for currency markets?

Busy day for currency markets?

It’s a busy day ahead, with Bank of England activity to look forward to, as well as the news from the Federal Reserve last night for markets to mull over. On top of these are data releases from the UK, Eurozone and US which could impact sterling, euro and US dollar...