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BDSwiss | March 23, 2017

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Sterling Buoyed by Manufacturing

February 13, 2017 |

Inflation reports due

EU GDP released

U.K. retail sales to confirm Bank of England’s position


Big Week for Data

Following last week’s upside surprise in U.K. manufacturing data, we have the release of inflation and retail … Read More

BoE Shakeup Sees Hawk depart

February 10, 2017 |

Forbes departs MPC

Industrial production due for release

Trump announces tax ”plans”


Hammond Announces Changes at the Bank of England

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced changes yesterday to the top team at the Bank … Read More

U.S. Interest Rate Hike on Hold

February 9, 2017 |

March rate hike unlikely

Trump meets Abe

Political concerns hold euro


Wage Growth and Policy Concerns Halt Rate Hike

President Trump’s recent attacks on America’s major trading partners over currency manipulation, coupled with disappointing economic data have … Read More

Europe Facing Strong Headwinds

February 8, 2017 |

French election descends towards the gutter

Greece struggling with debt conditions

U.S. Trade Deficit in line with expectations


U.K. Parliament to Have Greater Say in Brexit Negotiations

Britain’s Junior Brexit Minister, David Jones, chose yesterday to have … Read More

Yen Strengthens as Risk Appetite Falls

February 7, 2017 |

French election campaign starts in earnest

Euro falls as Le Pen rhetoric hits markets

U.S. Trade Data to be released later


France Facing Difficult Challenge

The rise of populism at the expense of globalisation that has seen … Read More

Ambiguous Employment Data Confuses Market

February 6, 2017 |

Headline employment in U.S. grew by 226k

Wages growth slowing

Rate hikes delayed?


Main Points

The release of the U.S. employment report on Friday created as many issues as it solved. This notoriously fickle report showed that 226k new … Read More

Jobs Growth beats forecasts

February 3, 2017 |

U.S. economy added 227k jobs in January

Beats expectations of 175k

Dollar reaction muted


Main Points

The US. economy added 227k new jobs in January as building workers and shop assistant found work in their sectors (BBC News)

Wage … Read More

Bank of England boosts Expectations

February 3, 2017 |

U.K.Growth Outlook Raised

Inflation set to remain above target

U.S. employment report set for release (1.30 GMT)


Main Points

In the U.K., the Bank of England issued an encouraging Quarterly Inflation Report yesterday raising growth expectations for the … Read More

No Change, No Surprise

February 2, 2017 |

Lending rate and asset purchases left unchanged

Sterling lower on profit taking

Growth forecast raised


Main Points

The Bank of England left interest rates on hold at 0.25%. Asset Purchases also remain unchanged. The corporate bond … Read More

Dollar Slumps on Trade Spat

February 2, 2017 |

Bank of England Inflation and Monetary policy reports this morning

Brexit vote passes comfortably. Now set for negotiation debate

Australian dollar soars


Bank of England Meets

Today’s eagerly awaited meeting of the Bank of England will set … Read More