House Of Lords Vote To Reject Brexit Bill


House Of Lords Vote To Reject Brexit Bill

The House of Lords voted 358 to 256 against the EU (Notification Of Withdrawal) Bill that is required for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and begin the exit process. A majority of 102 members backed a Labour amendment to guarantee the rights of EU nationals who currently reside in the UK to remain after […]

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Pound Suffers Due To Second Scottish Referendum News

Sterling traded close to a two-week low against the dollar today as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump, with the pound kept under pressure by worries about the future of Britain as it leaves the European Union. The pound fell to lows on Monday, its weakest in a fortnight, on reports that […]

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Euro Weakens as Le Pen Wins Latest Poll

Sterling rose almost 1 percent against the euro today, to its highest in two months, after another opinion poll showing far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gaining ground hit the single currency. The poll suggests anti-EU nationalist Le Pen may have more chance of springing a surprise if she makes it through to the […]

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Sterling Continues To Push

Sterling fell against the dollar but made ground versus the euro this morning, before Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and several his chief lieutenants testify in Britain’s parliament. The pound has been relatively steady compared with last year’s slump, but recent data suggest that consumer confidence may be starting to falter as inflation rises […]

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UK Jobs Data Lower Than Forecast

U.K. unemployment declined and a measure of the number of people in work rose to a record, pushing the labor market closer to “full capacity,” according to the statistics office. The number of jobless fell 7,000 in the fourth quarter to 1.6 million people, leaving the unemployment rate at 4.8 percent, the lowest in more […]

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UK Inflation Lower Than Expectations

British households kept a tighter grip on their credit cards last month as spending grew at one of the slowest annual rates of the past three years, data showed, adding to signs that consumer spending is starting to lose momentum. Robust consumer spending helped Britain’s economy to outpace its peers last year, even after June’s […]

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Pound Edges Up Against Euro

Sterling edged up this morning, extending its winning streak against the euro for a sixth straight day after enjoying a boost from last week’s better-than-expected manufacturing and trade data. The pound was up over 0.3 percent against the dollar and steady against the euro which has been hit by nerves around a pickup in political […]

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UK Data Better Than Expectations

British manufacturing grew more strongly than expected in December, showing the economy remained resilient to the end of the year despite June’s Brexit vote shock, although 2017 looks like it will be more difficult. Official data released this morning also showed the country’s smaller construction sector grew more quickly in December than many economists had […]

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Pound Gains Against Euro & Dollar

The British pound steadied around $1.25 this morning after a series of swings a day earlier driven by competing signals on the outlook for growth, interest rates and Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Kristin Forbes, an external member of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee, said in remarks published on Tuesday that the Bank should […]

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Sterling/Dollar Traded Above 1.27

Sterling rose to trade above $1.27 for the first time in seven weeks against the dollar, as investors awaited a Bank of England quarterly report that is expected to upgrade its growth and inflation forecasts. The central bank will probably try to avoid adding to speculation about a first interest rate hike in nearly a […]

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