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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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What will 2017 bring for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Dec 15, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 has provided a number of surprises for the currency markets, with global events including the Brexit vote, Trump’s victory and the Italian Referendum causing increased volatility. We expect that political events in the UK, USA and Europe will continue to influence the markets as we head into 2017, and there are several politically significant […]

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After currency curveballs in the UK and USA, could Europe be next?

By HiFX  /     Dec 01, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 news has been dominated by coverage of Brexit and Trump, both of which have had a significant impact on the global currency markets. It seems likely that as these events develop, they will continue to influence the markets in 2017 and beyond. But increasingly attention is starting to shift towards Europe, where there will […]

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In Conversation: Will the US Election provide another curveball for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Nov 07, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   The ramifications of June’s surprise Brexit vote have continued to affect the value of Sterling long after the result was announced. We had a reminder of this last week, when the Pound surged following […]

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In Conversation: The Flash Crash and living in uncertain times

By HiFX  /     Oct 12, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   2016 has shown that large currency movements can happen at any time. A number of curveballs have caused significant changes to the value of the Pound. Some of these, such as the Brexit vote, […]

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When should you transfer Pounds to Euros?

By HiFX  /     Sep 22, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

It’s been almost three months now since the UK voted to leave the EU. The dust has settled and the Pound appears to be stabilising, following figures that suggest the UK economy is more resilient than was initially expected. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what will happen next, as everyone waits for […]

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How is the Pound performing around the world?

By HiFX  /     Aug 24, 2016  /     Global  /     0 Comment

It’s now been exactly two months since the UK voted to leave the EU, causing the Pound to drop significantly overnight. As the dust has started to settle in the following weeks, Sterling has generally remained weaker than it was before the vote, due to an uncertainty about what Brexit could mean for areas of […]

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How is the UK economy reacting to Brexit?

By HiFX  /     Aug 18, 2016  /     Europe  /     0 Comment

It’s been a busy week for the UK economy, with the release of a number of key figures to give some indication of the impact Brexit is likely to have. Inflation data was released on Tuesday, followed by unemployment figures yesterday and retail sales figures today. The data has generally been well-received by the markets, […]

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