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USD Sinking to 13 Months Low

The dollar came under further selling pressure after Wednesday’s Federal Reserve policy statement with the currency index at fresh 13-month lows.

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Euro Hits 2 Year High Against USD

After an overall rhetoric from Draghi which was broadly neutral, short term traders went into the market to buy the Euro leading it to a 2 year high.

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Weekly Forecast July 24

A weekly forecast for the week of July 24 to July 31 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review July  24

A weekly review of the economic happenings between  July 17 and July 24, including an analysis on popular currencies.

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Weekly Forecast July 17

A weekly forecast for the week of July 17 to July 24 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review July  17

A weekly review of the economic happenings between  July 10 and July 17, including an analysis on popular currencies.

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US Data Disappointing

GBP/USD Regains Key level after disappointing US data – latest US retail sales data was weaker than expected with a headline decline of 0.2% for July .

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Euro Forecast 2017

Euro has been consistently losing for an extend period of time now, even since the Euro debt crisis. Is 2017 the time for it to rise?

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Bank of Canada Close to Rate Hike

The latest Canadian employment data was stronger than expected and Bank of Canada announced it is considering a rate hike.

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CAD Rates Surge After Hike

Bank of Canada increased interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%. The Canadian Dollar responded with a significant surge.

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Weekly Forecast July 10

A weekly forecast for the week of July 10 to July 17 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review July  10

A weekly review of the economic happenings between  July 3 and July 10, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Weekly Forecast July 3

A weekly forecast for the week of July 3 to July 10 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review July  3

A weekly review of the economic happenings between June 26 and July 3, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Draghi triggers sharp Euro gains

ECB President Draghi indicated a policy change on Tuesday and pushed the Euro sharply higher.

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Dollar reversal gathers pace

he dollar,  is now seen as having potential rivals for market support and expectations of higher yields elsewhere have triggered significant moves.

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Weekly Forecast June 26

A weekly forecast for the week of  June 26 to July 3 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review June 26

A weekly review of the economic happenings between June 19 and June 26, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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BoE Heldane Expects Interest Rate Hike

The Bank of England left interest rates on hold at 0.25% but its conservative member Heldane said he is expecting a hike, pushing Sterling up significantly.

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World First Announces New Logo, Website

World First has just revealed its new logo and website, as a part of a deeper, more significant, change, the company is undergoing at the momemnt.

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BoE Edges Closer to Interest Rate Hike

The Bank of England left interest rates on hold at 0.25% following the latest policy meeting which was in line with consensus forecasts.

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Carney’s comments undermine Sterling

In a speech on Tuesday, Bank of England Governor Carney stated that now was not the time to raise interest rates. He justified his stance on the grounds of anemic growth rates.

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Weekly Forecast June 19

A weekly forecast for the week of  June 19 to June 26 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review June 19

A weekly review of the economic happenings between June 12  and June 19, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Qatari Riyal Rate Declines

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrein and Egypt unexpectedly announced that they will sever ties with Qatar and accused it of financing terrorism and supporting Iran. The economy is at a crises and the Riyal down by 7%.

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Dollar Recovers after Rate Increase

The dollar has been subjected to volatile trading over the past 24 hours with a sharp reversal in trends. The US retail sales data was weaker than expected.

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CAD Strengthens Sharply

The Canadian dollar has strengthened sharply over the past 24 hours with USD/CAD sliding to 7-month lows below 1.3300.

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GBP Slides After Elections

UK election results are in. Hung parliament means uncertainty and the Sterling has responded rapidly and drastically by dropping 1.5-2% against other major pairings. The negative trend continues and may worsen.

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Weekly Forecast June 12

A weekly forecast for the week of  June 12 to June 19 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review June 12

A weekly review of the economic happenings between June 5  and June 12, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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FX Forecast UK Elections

With UK Elections ahead there is a significant sell potential to the Pound. Read our prediction on currency prices next week.

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Weekly Review June 5

A weekly review of the economic happenings between May 29 and June 5, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Weak Unemployment Weakens Dollar

A weak report combined with Comey’s due testimony before the congress has weakened the dollar significantly against all majors.

Terrorism Impact on Economy

After a series of blood-boiling terror attacks in the UK over the recent period, we analysed whether does this have an economical impact.

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Weekly Forecast May 29

A weekly forecast for the week of  May 29 to June 5 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review May 29

A weekly review of the economic happenings between May 22 and May 29, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Political Uncertainty Undermines Pound

Sterling has come under renewed selling pressure during the past 24 hours. GBP/USD has declined to 2-week lows in the 1.2850 area while EUR/GBP has strengthened to near 8-week highs around 0.8730.

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OPEC Agrees to Extend Production Cuts

At its ministerial meeting in Vienna on Thursday, OPEC delegates agreed to extend their production cuts originally agreed for a period of six months at the end of 2016. Oil drops 5% and more.

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Weekly Forecast May 22

A weekly forecast for the week of  May 22 to May 29 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review May 22

A weekly review of the economic happenings between May 15 and May 22, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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US Dollar 6 Months Low

Concerns surrounding the US political and economic outlook have combined to trigger fresh dollar selling this week..

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Small GBP Flash Crash

GBP/USD moved lower by over 100 basis points to lows below the 1.2900 level in less than 15 seconds, still around 1.3.

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Moneycorp Acquires a US FX Firm

Moneycorp, one of the most popular and sought-after international payment companies in the UK is taking a huge leap into the U.S market by acquiring a firm with trading volumes of more than US $3bn annually.

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World First World Account Announced

World First, our top rated currency provider for 2017, has announced it will drop World First market (derivatives business) to focus on its international money transfer business. It also announced its new feature – collection accounts abroad .

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Weekly Forecast May 15

A weekly forecast for the week of  May 15 to May 22- major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review May 15

A weekly review of the economic happenings between May 8 and May 15, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Macron Wins Presidential Elections

Elect French President boosts up the confidence in Euro for the long term, but still faces short term challenges in the Parliament elections to be held in June.

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Euro to USD Rate at High

When it came clear Mary La Pen is not going to win the French elections, the Euro has jumped significantly against other currencies and particularly the US dollar.

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Weekly Forecast May 8

A weekly forecast for the week of  May 8 to May 15 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review May 8

A weekly review of the economic happenings between May 1 and May 8, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Weekly Forecast May 1

A weekly forecast for the week of  May 1 to May 8  – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review May 1

A weekly review of the economic happenings between April 24 and May 1, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Weekly Forecast April 24

A weekly forecast for the week of  April 24 to May 1  – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review April 24

A weekly review of the economic happenings between April 17 and April 24, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

French Election Round 1

Markets are relieved as the chances are against protectionist La Pen. French stocks jump 4% in one day, and The Single Currency gains significantly against all currencies.

UK Elections in June

PM May has announced that the UK elections will be re-scheduled to June 2017 with the intent of triggering Article 50 with a sweeping support. As a result, the Pound Sterling has done well against the Euro and US Dollar.

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Weekly Forecast April 17

A weekly forecast for the week of  April 17 to April 24  – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review April 17

A weekly review of the economic happenings between April 10 and April 17, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Weekly Forecast  April 10

A weekly forecast for the week of  April 10 to April 17  – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review April 10

A weekly review of the economic happenings between April 3 and April 10, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Mixed US Employment Report

The latest headline US employment report was weaker than expected with non-farm payrolls increasing 98,000 for March compared with expectations of a gain close to 180,000 for the month.

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Kuwait MP Stops Expat from Drivers Licenses

MP Safa Al-Hashem, a Kuwait lawmaker, has put forward a proposal that would dramatically limit the ability for expatriates living in Kuwait to obtain a driver’s license.

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Weekly Forecast  April 3

A weekly forecast for the week of  April 3 to April 10  – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review April 3

A weekly review of the economic happenings between March 27 and April 3, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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UK Triggers Article 50

UK Prime Minister May formally invoked Article 50 on Wednesday March 29th by delivering a letter requesting an exit to European Council President Tusk.

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Trump’s Healthcare Fail

After the healthcare defeat, the US Administration will need to regain lost authority quickly to regain market confidence in its economic agenda.

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Weekly Forecast  Mar 27

A weekly forecast for the week of  March 27 to April 3  – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review Mar 27

A weekly review of the economic happenings between March 20  and March 27, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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UK CPI inflation Data

The UK year-on-year CPI inflation rate rose to 2.3% for February from 1.8% previously. Markets had been expecting a smaller increase to 2.1% and it was the highest reading since September 2013.

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The Euro Crisis – Analysis

The Euro-zone appears to have been in a state of permanent crisis since 2008 and continued inability to resolve economic vulnerabilities will continue to corrode political support.

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Weekly Forecast  Mar 20

A weekly forecast for the week of  March 20 to March 27 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review Mar 20

A weekly review of the economic happenings between March 13  and March 20, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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UK Poised To Invoke Article 50

The UK government is set to trigger Article 50 within the next two weeks, formally starting EU exit negotiations.

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Scottish Referendum to Exit UK Possible

SNP leader has announced that she will formally ask the Scottish Parliament for approval to hold a second Scottish independence vote.

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Weekly Forecast  Mar 13

A weekly forecast for the week of  March 13 to March 20 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review Mar 13

A weekly review of the economic happenings between March 6 and March 13, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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ECB Takes Tiny First Step To Normalisation

Markets are still very sensitive even without rumours that overshadow US jobs report. Is the ECB moving towards a tighter policy.

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ECB Rumours and jobs report

Is the Euro-zone economy improving? the ECB left all benchmark interest rates unchanged and Bank President, Draghi, was optimistic about economic forecasts.

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Weekly Forecast  March 6

A weekly forecast for the week of  March 6 to March 13 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review March 6

A weekly review of the economic happenings between Feb 27 and March 6, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Weekly Forecast Feb 27

A weekly forecast for the week of Feb 27 to March 6 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review Feb 27

A weekly review of the economic happenings between Feb 20 and Feb 27, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Fed Minutes Analysis Feb

A play-by-play analysis of Fed Minutes released on February 22. An interest hike in March seems possible, but there are Trump-related considerations until then.

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Fed Meeting March – Hike?

Chances are, that we will see a Fed Hike in March, and it could be a very important one. Here are our predictions.

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Weekly Forecast Feb 20

A weekly forecast for the week of Feb 20 to Feb 27 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review Feb 20

A weekly review of the economic happenings between Feb 13 and Feb 20, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

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Weekly Forecast Feb 13

A weekly forecast for the week of Feb 13 to Feb 20 – major economical events and forecast on all major currencies.

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Weekly Review Feb 13

A weekly review of the economic happenings between Feb 6 and Feb 13, including an analysis on the currencies that shifted the most.

 

 

 

 

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