• Weekly Round Up 23.08.2019

    This week’s highlights: Sterling gains ground on week; EUR/$ little changed; Bond yields off recent lows; Euro Area PMI improves in August. Read the full Weekly Round Up here Weekly Round Up 23 August 2019    

  • A bounce in sterling!

    Sterling bounced by around a penny against the euro yesterday to trade at 90.5p and by about a cent against the dollar to over $1.22, which compares to 93p and $1.20 respectively just a short two weeks ago.  What’s going on? Boris’s trip to Berlin and Paris this week means he is at least now talking to (rather than at) […]

  • Ireland Housing Infographic – July 2019

    Price expectations cooling Download this infographic as a PDF BOI_IRELAND_ HOUSING_WATCH_ INFOGRAPHIC_ JULY_2019  

  • Ireland Housing Watch – August 2019

    Affordability and uncertainty biting Download the Ireland Housing Watch in full here: BOI_IRELAND_HOUSING_WATCH_ AUGUST_2019  

  • Some respite for equities

    There was some respite for equity markets yesterday after a number of down days recently with both European and US indices advancing by around 1%. Core bond yields nudged higher while the dollar is generally a little firmer after the release of the minutes of the Fed’s end-July monetary policy meeting.  Meanwhile, sterling is a touch softer against […]

  • A late summer lull

    There’s a “late summer lull” feel to markets this week with the main currency pairs largely unchanged again. The euro continues to hover around the $1.11 level against the dollar  and at around 91.5p against sterling, while the latter remains around $1.21. Core bond yields fell back after spiking higher on Monday, while both US and European equities ended lower […]

  • Bond yields nudge up

    The euro is steady against the dollar this morning, trading just below the $1.11 level (and so still off its early August lows of just over $1.10), ahead of a potential vote of no confidence in the Italian Prime Minister later today.  The single currency is also largely unchanged against sterling, trading at around 91.5p, having lost ground during the course of […]

  • A tumultuous week!

    In what was a tumultuous week for markets, the euro lost ground against both the dollar and sterling – finishing Friday at circa $1.11 and  91p respectively – as the ECB’s Rehn signalled a “significant and impactful” package of monetary policy stimulus measures at next month’s meeting. This is in the context of subdued economic growth in […]

  • Weekly Round Up 16.08.2018

    This week’s highlights: Euro loses ground on the week; Bond yields plunge; German GDP falls in Q2; UK CPI inflation stood at 2.1% in July. Read the full Weekly Round Up here Weekly Round Up 16 August 2019

  • Euro loses ground

    The euro has weakened to around $1.11 against the dollar after ECB Governing Council member Ollie Rehn – ahead of the central bank’s next meeting in just four weeks’ time – said “an  impactful and significant” easing of monetary policy  is required, by which he probably means interest rate cuts and a restart  to QE. This saw the single currency […]