• Weekly Round Up 17.01.2020

    This week’s highlights: US equities set fresh highs; EUR/$ little changed; UK bond yields fall; UK inflation lower in December. Read in full here: Weekly Round Up 17 January 2020

  • US equities at new highs

    Equity markets in the US set new all-time highs yesterday, with the main indices there gaining a further 1% on the day, but core bond yields were little changed as were the main exchange rates. The dollar continues to  hover just below the $1.1150 level against the euro and just under $1.31 against the pound, with the latter trading a little above […]

  • UK inflation lower again

    The pound was on the back foot for a brief time yesterday after the release of weaker than expected inflation data out of the UK, though it settled down again subsequently and this morning is trading at about 85.5p against the euro and at around $1.3050 against the dollar. The latter, meanwhile, is a touch softer against the single […]

  • Not much change

    The main exchange rates are broadly stable this morning with the dollar trading at just below $1.1150 against the euro and at around $1.30 against sterling, leaving the pound in the vicinity of 85.5p against the single currency. Bond yields edged down a little and are now flat to slightly  lower week to date, while equity markets were marginally […]

  • Dollar drifting lower

    The dollar continues to drift very slowly lower against the euro and is trading at around $1.1150 this morning, which compares to a high of around $1.1080 towards the end of last week. The pound also continues to lose ground against the euro – it is now knocking on the door of 86p  – and the dollar – […]

  • Pound under pressure

    Sterling is under pressure this morning as Bank of England-fuelled speculation about a near-term cut in UK interest rates weighs on the currency, which has weakened to around 85.5p against the euro and to about $1.30 against the dollar. The latter, meanwhile, is a touch softer against the single currency at $1.1125, which is about […]

  • Global Watch – December 2019

    Some grounds for cautious optimism Download the Global Watch in full here: BOI_GLOBAL_WATCH_ DECEMBER 2019    

  • Global Watch Infographic – December 2019

    Recent central bank easing to support activity Download this Infographic as a PDF: BOI_GlOBAL_WATCH_INFOGRAPHIC_DECEMBER 2019

  • Weekly Round Up – 10.01.2020

    This week’s highlights: Dollar firmer; Bond yields higher; Euro area inflation rises to 1.3%; US payrolls up 145k in December Read the full Weekly Round Up Weekly Round Up 10 January 2020    

  • US employment report today

    The dollar is holding onto its latest gains against the euro, still trading at around $1.11 this morning, and continues to hover just below the $1.31 level against sterling, all of which leaves the pound trading at around 85p against the single currency, not much changed from where it closed out 2019 but slightly weaker than last year’s high of 83p posted immediately following […]