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Will Manchester Attack Influence UK Election?

Will Manchester Attack Influence UK Election?

May 29th, 2017

Various polls and surveys seem to show how Theresa May is the preferred “strong and stable” candidate to lead the country and respond accordingly in times of crisis.

  • Sterling Falls as Labour Rises in Poll
    May 26th, 2017

    Sterling Falls as Labour Rises in Poll

    The Pound has fallen to the Euro and US Dollar today after a YouGov poll revealed the startling news that Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party won't win the 8 June general election by a landslide.

  • Sterling Slips After UK Economy Slows in First Quarter
    May 25th, 2017

    Sterling Slips After UK Economy Slows in First Quarter

    The Pound has edged lower against the US Dollar after data showed that Britain's economy slowed more sharply than initially estimated in the first quarter. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that UK's GDP was revised down to 0.2% in the three months to March from the first estimate of 0.3%. The US Dollar is being supported by the expectation that the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates in June as the probability of the rate hike increases. In spite of tepid data releases, US Fed speaker Robert Kaplan said he expects two interest rate hikes this year. Kaplan thinks that more consumer spending and business investment will expand US growth up to 2.25% this year.

  • Evil Terrorist Attack in Manchester: What we Know
    May 24th, 2017

    Evil Terrorist Attack in Manchester: What we Know

    Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, was possibly not acting alone, Amber Rudd, the home secretary said. The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 64 more before blowing himself up after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night, was also likely working with other terrorists, she added.

  • Sterling Steady as China Is Downgraded
    May 24th, 2017

    Sterling Steady as China Is Downgraded

    The Pound is trading stronger against the Euro after today's European Central Bank (ECB) minutes warned of a series of risks ahead. Sterling is making gains on the US Dollar, ahead of today's release by the US Federal Reserve which might hint at a June interest rate increase.

  • Tragic Manchester Attack Overshadows Markets
    May 23rd, 2017

    Tragic Manchester Attack Overshadows Markets

    The Pound has fallen today on the sad news of an attack in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured 59. It wasn't helped by the ONS report showing the UK budget deficit widened by more than expected. The Pound is likely to remain weak due to political concerns ahead of the 8 June General election.

  • Is Theresa May strong and stable?
    May 23rd, 2017

    Is Theresa May strong and stable?

    May’s announcement that the Tories would cap social care costs after the Tory manifesto backlash, inflicted a huge blow to May’s reputation.

  • Ariana Grande Concert: Manchester Bombing
    May 23rd, 2017

    Ariana Grande Concert: Manchester Bombing

    22 people died in an explosion at the Manchester Arena after the end of Ariana Grande’s show around 10.30pm. 59 more people were injured by the blast which happened at the foyer of the venue.

  • Sterling Slides as Tory Lead Narrows
    May 22nd, 2017

    Sterling Slides as Tory Lead Narrows

    The Pound has fallen from its six-month high to the US Dollar last Friday, when a series of robust data releases had pushed Sterling up past $1.30. The Conservative manifesto's social care and pension policies were unpopular with older Tories, according to weekend polls.

  • UK General Elections: How to Register to Vote
    May 22nd, 2017

    UK General Elections: How to Register to Vote

    Today is the last day to register to vote in the UK snap general election which will take place on 8 June 2017. If you haven’t registered already, then you need to register by 11:59pm on 22 May.

  • General Election Debate was Haunted by Natalie Wood’s Ghost
    May 19th, 2017

    General Election Debate was Haunted by Natalie Wood’s Ghost

    Perhaps what viewers will remember from last night’s first TV election debate on ITV, is that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn weren’t present. And of course, the Leanne Wood line of the night: “I’m not Natalie.”

  • Can Sterling Stay at $1.30?
    May 19th, 2017

    Can Sterling Stay at $1.30?

    The Pound rose to $1.30 against the US Dollar yesterday after the positive Retail Sales release, but then it quickly dropped to $1.28 before slowly recovering. Today, Sterling has climbed back to yesterday's rate, and the Euro is also performing well against the weakened US Dollar.

  • Tory Manifesto Revealed: The Dawn of Mayism?
    May 18th, 2017

    Tory Manifesto Revealed: The Dawn of Mayism?

    Theresa May launched her manifesto on Thursday (18/5/2017) in Halifax with a speech during which she talked about her plan for a “stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain.”

  • Sterling Rallies after Upbeat Retail Sales
    May 18th, 2017

    Sterling Rallies after Upbeat Retail Sales

    The Pound surged against the US Dollar today, hitting above $1.30 after UK Retail Sales for April surpassed expectations. The US Dollar is recovering slightly today, on the news that the US Justice Department appointed former FBI chief, Robert Mueller, as Special Counsel to investigate Russia’s influence in President Trump’s election campaign.

  • Trump Shocks Global Markets
    May 17th, 2017

    Trump Shocks Global Markets

    The Pound was slightly weakened by yesterday's news that inflation rose in April by more than expected, to 2.7%. Today's release of UK wage growth, shows that real wages are shrinking due to inflation. The UK's unemployment rate, however, is at a 42-year low.

  • Inflated Expectations: Inflation Rises Sharply as Real Wages Fall
    May 16th, 2017

    Inflated Expectations: Inflation Rises Sharply as Real Wages Fall

    Inflation rose unexpectedly to 2.7% in April, up from 2.3% in March, despite economists’ inflated expectations that it would jump up around 2.6%. As it continues to rise, earnings and living standards will tighten more and real wages will fall further.

  • Euro Higher Against the Pound as UK Inflation Soars
    May 16th, 2017

    Euro Higher Against the Pound as UK Inflation Soars

    The Pound is stable against the US Dollar after this mornings release of higher than expected UK inflation data. The US Dollar to Euro exchange rate is at its lowest level since President Trump was elected in November, after political turmoil threatens to stall an interest rate hike that was expected in June.

  • Global Cyber Attack: What is Ransomware?
    May 15th, 2017

    Global Cyber Attack: What is Ransomware?

    On Friday, the NHS fell victim of a global ransomware cyber-attack which affected computers in 99 countries and it might have originated from technology stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US.

  • Sterling Solid Against US Dollar and Euro
    May 15th, 2017

    Sterling Solid Against US Dollar and Euro

    The Pound has resiliently held on against the US Dollar but theres doubt that Sterling can hit the $1.30 level it keeps nearly reaching. The The US Dollar is still being weakened by disappointing data releases as well as continued geopolitical tension.

  • BoE Forecast Trims Sterling’s Strength to Euro and Dollar
    May 12th, 2017

    BoE Forecast Trims Sterling’s Strength to Euro and Dollar

    The Pound has lost ground against the Euro and the US Dollar after The Bank of Englands pessimistic Super Thursday statement. The US Dollar is holding steady against the Pound and the Euro, after falling this week due to political uncertainty after President Trump fired the FBI director.

  • Labour’s Leaked Manifesto: Will it Transform your Life?
    May 12th, 2017

    Labour’s Leaked Manifesto: Will it Transform your Life?

    Labour’s leaked manifesto challenges Tories’ policies, gives power to the unions and enforces wage caps on businesses

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