Uk inflation_BoE_2003

The currency markets will be taking a step back after a rather busy week that saw the U.S. Federal Reserve hike interest rates. Various Fed officials are lined up to speak during the week including Fed Chair Janet Yellen. In the Eurozone data shifts to flash PMI numbers while in the UK, the inflation data once again hits the spotlight as econo...

2017-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
Merkel_german elections_1503

German Elections On The Horizon While markets are currently focused on the Dutch elections, with voters in the Netherlands taking to the polls today, and then the upcoming French elections on April 23rd, it is easy to forget that Germany will soon also be taking to the polls. Although voting in Germany is a little further of, with the federal e...

2017-03-16 James Harte Read more
Dutch elections

The common currency, euro is likely to experience some volatility starting today, March 15 as the Dutch voters head to polls. Unlike most of the general election results which are announced almost within a day or two, the Dutch election results will be announced on March 21, although preliminary results are expected overnight or by early Thursda...

2017-03-16 John Benjamin Read more
Draghi_EURUSD

The euro has been consolidating near a 15-year low with the first two months of the year showing no major movements in the currency pair. While there are significant fundamental risks to the single currency in the form of the elections in Europe this year, the euro has been so far muted. However, this is likely to change over the coming weeks e...

2017-03-14 John Benjamin Read more
Federal Reserve_Orbex_Fed

The markets are heading into a crucial week which promises a mix of politics and monetary policies. This week will be marked by central bank meetings from the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Swiss National Bank, the BoJ and Bank of England. From these meetings, the FOMC is widely expected to hike interest rates by 25 basis points. On the political f...

2017-03-13 John Benjamin Read more
Dutch elections_Wilders_0903

Political leader Geert Wilders of the Dutch center-right party PVV defending his plans during a radio interview. Dutch Elections Not Key Focus but Still Important Markets this year have been predominantly focused on the upcoming French elections rather than the Dutch elections, as voters perceive the electoral system as preventing the PVV fr...

2017-03-09 James Harte Read more
Dutch elections

Image via harry_nl. Utrecht: D66 Campaigning for Local Elections Polls Favour Freedom Party The build-up to the March 15th Dutch elections will be watched by the market very closely. Current polling indicates that Geert Wilders’ anti-EU Freedom is ahead and likely to win over 30 of the 150 parliamentary seats. The party has called for “de-Is...

2017-01-12 James Harte Read more
Le Pen Eurozone economics_0501

The first quarter of 2017 in the Eurozone will be marked by political changes that will cloud the European economic outlook. Major changes can be expected with the big question on whether the already fragile economic growth and the European Central Bank’s stimulus programs will be overtaken by populist politics that could threaten to break up th...

2017-01-05 John Benjamin Read more