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Markets breathe a sigh of relief as May provides Brexit clarity

By HiFX  /     Jan 17, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

The six months since the UK voted to leave the EU have been dominated by uncertainty around what Brexit actually means. This vacuum of information has generally resulted in downward pressure on the Pound. But today Theresa May has relieved some of this pressure with a confident yet amiable speech about the UK’s objectives and […]

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US election - Trump wins

Donald Trump wins the US Election

By HiFX  /     Nov 09, 2016  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Donald Trump has been confirmed as the 45th US President in a surprise win over Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton had generally been a couple of points ahead in the polls during the campaign, it became clear early in the evening that Trump had done better than expected as he claimed the key battleground states of […]

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Inflation data boosts the Pound

Inflation data provides a boost for the Pound

By HiFX  /     Aug 16, 2016  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

The Pound received a boost against the Euro and the Dollar this morning, following the release of July’s inflation data from the Office for National Statistics. The Consumer Price Index was higher than expected at 0.6% year-on-year, an increase from 0.5% in June, suggesting a slow but steady increase in the pressure on prices. This […]

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