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All eyes on OPEC

Oil edges higher ahead of OPEC meeting All eyes today will be on the OPEC meeting as producers discuss whether and how much to increase production by now that the targets of its previous 1.5…

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GBP rallies on hawkish BoE

Risk aversion remains on trade fears We’re continuing to see risk aversion in the markets on Thursday, as the trade spats between the US and others ramp up. The week started with the US and…



Back to the drawing board 

Back to the drawing board  Despite a hawkish  Fed hike last night the USD failed to rally. Without reading too much into the usual FOMC exercise in verbal gymnastics. The USD dollar couldn’t find a…



Market Reaction Muted After Singapore Summit

Trump and Kim Agree on Denuclearization It’s been a very interesting morning for financial markets, although the response in financial markets has been relatively muted under the circumstances. The Singapore summit with US President Donald…


Upbeat Markets Ahead of Busy Week

Investors Not Wobbled By G7 Trade Fallout The mood in financial markets is relatively upbeat at the start of a very busy week, as investors shrug off the G7 meeting which didn’t exactly go to…