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Currency exchange rates are affected by a multitude of factors happening all over the world, from economic releases and political announcements to law changes and scandals. We publish the latest news, insight, articles and guides to help keep you up to date and stay informed when making payments overseas.

Market Report – 19/08/19

GBP – Market turmoil continues The markets have been in continual turmoil over the past week. Equity markets have slid further, while government bond yields have hit new lows. Inversions of the US and UK yield curves are said to signal a strong likelihood of recession. Comments from both US and China sources added to the pessimism of continued trade tensions dragging on global growth. Last week, stronger-than-expected employment (+115k), CPI inflation (2.1%) and retail sales numbers (+0.2%) had little impact on markets. The Bank of England is only likely to raise interest rates once current uncertainties are resolved. Slightly

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Latest Currency Market Forecast

2018 brought more than their fair share of political and economic surprises and their impact on currency markets has been substantial. And 2019 is shaping up to be equally interesting.

Our latest Quarterly Currency Market Forecast is essential reading for anyone with a currency requirement. 

Latest Brexit Update

The UK’s departure from the EU was always going to be a long drawn out process and the exact timetable a moving target.

This Brexit Update provides insight into the current state of negotiations, its impact on currency markets, the main challenges faced by Theresa May and key milestones. Essential reading for anyone with a foreign exchange requirement.

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