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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Sterling Has Best Week Since January

Sterling slipped from a 2-week high to the dollar this morning but was still on track for its strongest week since January as concerns about politics in the United States and Europe took investors’ focus off immediate Brexit worries. Besides the Brexit bill making its way through Britain’s upper house of parliament, a week largely […]

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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 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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May Must Get Parliament Approval For Brexit Negotiations

The Supreme Court ruled this morning that Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament’s approval before she begins Britain’s formal exit from the European Union. The UK’s highest judicial body dismissed the government’s argument that May could simply use executive powers known as “royal prerogative” to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and […]

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Thursday is key for the Euro

The euro held steady near a 3-week high today while bets on market volatility stayed close to their highest since June’s Brexit vote ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting due to give new guidance on its quantitative easing programme. Other major currency pairs were all trading in a tight range after a rollercoaster […]

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