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September 2018 GBPEUR Forecast

by Jonathan Watson | Associate Director | Foreign Currency Direct

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September provides opportunities for answers to questions on some of the key points on Brexit and UK politics, following a brave recovery by the pound as we ended […]

Which currencies are having a “duvet day”?

Welcome to the Weekly Market Analysis, as the UK endures “National Sickie Day”. The first Monday in February is traditionally the worst day for worker absenteeism as the Christmas bills roll in and the days are shorter and darker, costing businesses about £34 million in wages and lost productivity.

However, the employee who stayed home […]

Markets look for clue as to UK rate rise

20 July 2015

By Alistair Cotton

The focus will be on the Bank of England’s minutes today, which is the key release that will affect Sterling this week. Recent comments from Governor Mark Carney suggesting that a rate increase could happen soon […]

Endgame in Greece

by Jeremy Cook, World First

Good Morning on Tuesday 30th June

Missing the deadline

The June 30th deadline is upon us but you would be hard pressed to find someone in markets who believes that the Greeks will honour the $1.7bn payment due to the International Monetary Fund today. $1.7bn is the total of all […]

Currencies this week . . . it’s all Greek to me !

Sensible comment from Currencies Direct . . .

Greece: Deal or no deal?

The effort to save Greece has hit a crucial 48 hours. There’s a push to get a deal agreed by Wednesday night, when the Eurozone’s finance ministers meet. If negotiations are successful we could see sign-off on Thursday, and that could unlock […]

Election the focus, while euro rallies in April

Article written by Simon Hilton, Senior Dealer at World First Foreign Exchange

At the time of writing (the day before the general election), the election outlook is still as clear as mud, and by the time you read this, we could still find ourselves without a government, and all sorts of deals being done to […]

How will the pension reforms affect you?

by Simon Hilton, Senior Dealer at World First Foreign Exchange

The new rules on pensions kick in next month, promising to give savers more freedom over what they do with their money. But what does it mean to you, what will change, and what do you need to do?

The way it is now

During […]

Euro continues on its rocky road, encouraging overseas buyers to take advantage

Summer is always seen as something of a quiet time in business, with workplaces emptied of its staff for holidays and fewer people to do business with.

Maybe you’ve taken the opportunity to have a well-deserved week or two off yourself. One thing that doesn’t rest is the currency markets, which have been whirring, […]