us china tradewar

The global markets had one recurring nightmare – a trade war between the world’s two largest and most influential economies. We are talking about none other than the United States and China. While much of the rhetoric which made headlines during the course of Trump’s Presidential campaign, such as the building of a wall along the Mexican bord...

2018-08-21 Orbex Read more
nfu uk farmers

As the Brexit negotiations rollercoaster continues to peak and trough, the National Farmers Union have now fuelled further panic by hitting headlines with a report that claims Britain would run out of food within a year if it was forced to be self-sufficient. The president of the Farmers’ Union Minette Batters requested that the government place...

2018-08-08 James Harte Read more

As is becoming a theme now, it seems each passing week heralds a new chapter in the legacy of Donald Trump’s presidency. Having remained mostly inactive for the best part of his term this far, Trump has recently opened the floodgates and unleashed a tidal wave of policy adjustments. The main focus of his policy initiatives has of course, been on...

2018-06-26 James Harte Read more
Euro Dollar_Technical outlook

At the beginning of the year, the Euro kicked off the year lower and posted the lowest level since 2003 around 1.04. Back then, investment banks were very bearish on the Euro, estimating a sharp decline well below the parity level with the US Dollar. Some banks downgraded their estimates multiple times, some were estimating 0.95, and the major...

2017-08-02 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Grexit_Greece_Deal_1606

Another day with the same old news headlines about Greece (Grexit) are hovering around, leading to another fresh buying spree across European equities. “Greece and creditors reach deal” sounds familiar, isn’t it? Every few months we are reading the same headline over and over again. Today the headline is Greece and creditors reaching the deal, ...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Macron_Legislative elections_1306

After the big victory of the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron against the riskiest far right candidate in Europe Marine Le Pen, Europe and France are facing new risks. The presidential election is behind us, and now the parliamentary elections are under way. The parliamentary elections in France began on June 11th and will end on the 18th of...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
European commission_Moscovici_1605

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. Summary: Eurozone to benefit from a relatively stable and upbeat global economic outlook Eurozone GDP growth for 2017 and 2018 upgraded slightly higher from the Winter forecasts Brexit, the US, and the European banking sector posed ris...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
ECB_Draghi

The European Central Bank today decided to keep the current policy unchanged including the three main rates. The ECB Refinancing Rate at record low 0.0% and the deposit rate at -0.4%. However, the statement showed some dovish remarks, which should not be a surprise, especially that the 2nd round of the French election is around the corner. The...

2017-04-27 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Dollar Index_equities

Since the beginning of the week, the US Dollar index has been declining gradually, after last week’s upside retracement. Even though the entire economic releases from the US came in with a notable weakness this week, the US Dollar managed to retrace once again. Yesterday, Jobless Claims increased by 10K, while Philly Fed Manufacturing showed i...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
ECB GDP Draghi

Consumer prices in the eurozone which were seen making a lot of noise in the first few months of the year were seen pulling back after consumer prices touched 2% in February. Data released by Eurostat last week showed that consumer price index in the Eurozone increased 1.5%, slower than February's 2% increase and was seen to be slower than the ...

2017-04-04 John Benjamin Read more