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H2 Currencies to Watch: Advantages and Obstacles for the Euro

H2 Currencies to Watch: Advantages and Obstacles for the Euro

This is the third article in our blog series on what businesses need to know about key global currencies in the second half of 2018. In this article, we'll cover economic and political events that present both advantages and obstacles for the Euro, as well as what businesses can expect of the European currency in the 2nd half of 2018.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, May 29

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, May 29

The EUR saw 11-month lows after Italy’s president scuttled an attempt by a coalition of Italian anti-establishment parties to form a government. With fresh elections increasingly likely, markets should expect the Five Star and the League to campaign on the idea that they were denied the “right to govern,” possibly resulting in a stronger populist sentiment at the next election.

Focus on Draghi – ECB to be Positive

Focus on Draghi – ECB to be Positive

At today’s ECB meeting, investors watched for any clues that Euro policy makers are preparing a shift in stimulus plans for their June meeting. Here’s what market consensus believes ECB President Draghi will do.

US Tax Uncertainty Hammers Dollar

US Tax Uncertainty Hammers Dollar

The market is speculating about the chances of a US tax overhaul and the impact of the developments in Saudi Arabia. The coming week will bring important data releases including Inflation figures from the UK, the US, and Canada.

ECB Decision: “Lower for Longer” or “Higher for Shorter”?

ECB Decision: “Lower for Longer” or “Higher for Shorter”?

The market now fully expects the ECB to announce plans to reduce bond purchases at today’s meeting. We outline 2 possible outcomes.
 

Catalonia Relief Supports Equities and EUR

Catalonia Relief Supports Equities and EUR

European markets took relief from Catalonia stopping short of declaring immediate independence from Madrid yesterday. Here are the 5 things you should know.

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: The EU and the UK at a crossroads

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: The EU and the UK at a crossroads

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England travel different paths - but one thing remains the same: every action they take causes a ripple in their respective currencies. Here's how to best prepare.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday October 2

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday October 2

The ‘mighty’ US dollar remains bid as investors contemplate the markets outlook for US tax cuts as well as the chances of a new and potentially less ‘dovish’ Fed Chief.

Markets Seek Clarity from Draghi

Markets Seek Clarity from Draghi

The best-laid plans sometimes fail to materialize. If the ECB was hoping to exit QE, this has very much been complicated by stubbornly low US inflation and political uncertainty.

Appetite for US Dollar Surges, EUR Pounded

Appetite for US Dollar Surges, EUR Pounded

Capital markets have rediscovered an appetite for the ‘big’ dollar and commodities overnight as upbeat Chinese and US economic news increased the demand for riskier assets.

The Bannon Bounce?

The Bannon Bounce?

Debate unfolds as to what Bannon’s removal means for the Trump administration's economic agenda. See how his departure is affecting the market, especially in regard to the Jackson Hole meeting this week. 

The Week Ahead: Falling Dollar Awaits US Employment Data

The Week Ahead: Falling Dollar Awaits US Employment Data

Political uncertainty has sapped the momentum out of the USD. The rally at the beginning of the year is gone after the debacle that has been the attempts to pass health care reform.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 24

Oil prices remain under pressure ahead of today's OPEC meeting in Russia amid concerns over the global supply. Also, turbulence with the U.S administration, mixed stocks, Fed policy and more.

The Week Ahead: Political Pressure Ahead of July Fed Meeting

The Week Ahead: Political Pressure Ahead of July Fed Meeting

The investigation into Russian ties along with the lack of momentum in policy reform put a spotlight on political uncertainty and weakened the US dollar.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles on Soft Inflation and Retail Sales Drop

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles on Soft Inflation and Retail Sales Drop

The US dollar is lower across the board after the release of the US retail sales and consumer price index data on Friday showed that retail sales in the United States fell for the second month in a row.