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U.K. Tax Reform: Five Things Businesses Need To Know

U.K. Tax Reform: Five Things Businesses Need To Know

The heat is on for corporates doing business in the U.K. to get a firm grip on the changing corporate tax environment in a post-Brexit England. Here are the 5 things finance professionals need to know.

UK Retail Sales Bounce Back in October

UK Retail Sales Bounce Back in October

This morning's data showed that UK retail sales rebounded last month, as the strong performance of the second-hand sector offset a drop in sales of clothes and footwear.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 13

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 13

In the U.K., British assets are expected to be in for a choppy ride as key consumer and producer price data along with the latest data on the labor market and retail sales tops the agenda, as too does a threat to PM May’s leadership.

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

We take a look back at this blog series that tackles the increasing role of Central Banks and what challenges treasurers, CFOs, and financial professionals might face.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles After US Jobs Miss

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles After US Jobs Miss

The U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) grew by 138,000 jobs in May short of the 180,000 forecasted. Here's how employment is affecting the US Dollar.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 25

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 25

There were no surprises from the Fed yesterday, so market focus now shifts to Vienna to see if OPEC and non-OPEC members officially extend last November’s production cut deal to support global prices.

The Week Ahead: Geopolitics to Cloud Central Bank Outlook

The Week Ahead: Geopolitics to Cloud Central Bank Outlook

Higher political risk in 2017 was forecasted and so far it hasn’t disappointed.

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

We recap how widening spreads with the dollar have affected businesses across the globe. Here are the most volatile currency pairs we examined.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 13, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 13, 2017

Stateside, the markets attention this week turns to Fed Chair Yellen semi-annual testimony in Congress (Feb 14th and 15th 10:00 EST). Investors will be looking for more clues on how probable are the expectations of a March rate hike.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 9, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 9, 2017

With currency manipulation trending strongly on Trump’s twitter rants, tomorrow’s high profile Abe-Trump summit will be closely scrutinized.  Japanese Prime Minister Abe has signaled he is prepared to discuss the currency issues at G20 and will try and convince POTUS to do the same.

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

As Trump gets a taste for bilateral trade with the U.K., we explore how corporates can gain from spikes in sterling against the dollar, while minimizing inevitable falls as Brexit negotiations bite.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 26, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 26, 2017

Markets are responding positively to Trump’s presidency following some disappointment in the immediate aftermath of his inauguration speech. The question is, will the USD follow suit and resume its appreciation?

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 23, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 23, 2017

The ‘mighty’ U.S. dollar remains under pressure across the board since Trump’s inauguration speech on Friday still did not provide investors with clarity on his tax reform and fiscal spending plans – the speech reiterated protectionism, a word that global investors fear.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 9, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 9, 2017

Last Friday’s U.S. December employment increased less than expected (+156k vs. +176k), but the markets interpretation in a rebound in wages (+0.4% m/m) suggests a sustained labor market momentum that sets up the domestic economy for stronger growth and further interest rate increases from the Fed in 2017.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 5, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 5, 2017

Fed minutes released yesterday revealed that apart from a unanimous agreement to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade last month, the committee expressed concerns as to the results of future Trump policies, with a view to maintain a “wait-and-see approach.”