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Markets flat as China quickly responds to tariffs

Ball back in Trump’s court as China responds with counter-tariffs Markets are taking new tariffs between the US and China in their stride again on Wednesday, with stocks in Europe and futures in the US looking quite flat ahead of the open on Wall Street. The latest tit-for-tat between Washington and Beijing has been on […]

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 31)

OANDA Senior Market Analysts Craig Erlam reviews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week’s big stories: Turkey rates rocket, Sterling up on Brexit hopes, Carney house price warning, Beijing welcomes trade talks offer. Trade Tensions Return as US Tariffs on China Lift Dollar Posted 2 minutes […]

Prospect of Sino-US talks lifts markets

China open to US invitation for trade talks It’s been a more positive start to trading on Friday, with talks of new Sino-US trade talks potentially helping to lift risk appetite among investors. Stocks in Asia ended the week on a high, with major indices recording gains of around 1% and those in Europe up […]

BoE leaves rates unchanged amid more Brexit uncertainty

The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold on Thursday and highlighted greater financial market concerns about Brexit, a month after raising borrowing costs for only the second time in more than a decade. The BoE said its nine rate-setters voted unanimously to hold rates at 0.75 percent, in line with economists’ expectations in […]

CBRT takes the focus off BoE and ECB meetings

Turkish central bank needs aggressive hike to settle investors Markets are trading relatively flat ahead of a slew of central bank meetings on Thursday, with the BoE, ECB and CBRT all scheduled to make interest rate decisions. While the Bank of England and European Central Bank would typically steal the spotlight, it’s actually the Central […]

Will we get fireworks from BoE and ECB?

What to expect from a not-so-super Thursday Thursday has the potential to be another interesting day in the markets, with interest rate decisions due from both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank. It’s not often that we hear from two major central banks on the same day, let alone around the same […]

Sterling Pauses on Reports of Leadership Challenge

China using Russia to get at the US as trade tensions rise US futures are trading relatively unchanged ahead of the open on Wednesday, taking the lead from Europe where markets have been quite calm early in the day. It’s been an uneventful day in financial markets so far, with only low level data being […]

Carney extends his stay at BoE to 2020

The current Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has agreed to stay in his current role until the end of January 2020. “The extension was agreed in an exchange of letters between the Governor and the Chancellor (U.K. finance minister) published this morning,” the government said in a statement Tuesday. The governor had been due […]

GBP struggling for momentum despite strong data

Sterling plunges after initial post-data gains The start of the European session has been dominated by data releases from the UK and euro area, with investors also keeping a close eye on trade developments involving the US, not to mention Brexit. It’s been another volatile day for the British pound, which rose in the immediate […]

UK in the spotlight after Swedish election

Swedish populists the big winners in weekend election It’s been a slow start to the trading week, with political stories broadly dominating in Europe as the Swedish election provided the inconclusive result many expected, with the now all too familiar addition of a surge in support for populists. The result now means days or weeks […]