DIFFICULT GLOBAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS DOMINATE CENTRAL BANK RHETORIC

March 29, 2016

Speeches and press conferences by the major central banks since the turn of the year have been considerably less bullish than 3 months ago. The ECB has attempted to stimulate the Eurozone economy by increasing QE and lowering rates which … Continue reading

INFLATION FOR FEBRUARY UNCHANGED AT 0.3%

March 22, 2016

The UK inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index remained at 0.3% for February, contrary to many expectations that inflation would have increased. The inflation rate has been below the Bank of England target of 2% for two … Continue reading

MPC KEEPS POLICY UNCHANGED

March 17, 2016

The Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously today to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5% which again was widely expected. Despite occasional warnings from The Bank over the past 3 years that the markets should be braced for a turn upwards in … Continue reading

ECB CUTS DEPOSIT RATE AND ACTS TO STIMULATE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

March 10, 2016

The European Central Bank has announced measures calculated to stimulate the Eurozone economy. The benchmark deposit rate has been cut to minus 0.4%. The measures include increasing QE from 60 billion euros to 80 billion euros and expanding the range … Continue reading

KING & SHAXSON JOINS LMMA

March 4, 2016

The LMMA  has announced today that King & Shaxson, the asset manager and securities dealing firm based in the City of London, is the latest financial institution to become a member of the LMMA, bringing the total membership up to 32. The … Continue reading

MARKETS EXPECT ECB ACTION NEXT WEEK

March 4, 2016

The ECB Governing Council meets next on 10th March amid growing certainty that they will cut the deposit rate, by 10 basis points being the consensus. Euro area banks who are increasingly under pressure will be hoping the ECB will announce … Continue reading

US GROWTH FIGURES BEAT EXPECTATIONS

February 26, 2016

The US growth figures for the final quarter of 2015 have been revised upwards, much against expectations. This is of course good news for the global economy, coming at the end of a week which proved less volatile than markets … Continue reading

DERIVATIVES TRADERS NOT IN LOVE WITH LEAP YEAR

February 26, 2016

Derivatives markets have found that the new market conventions introduced  after the financial crisis have led to confusion and some trades not being accepted by clearing houses because of confusion arising from leap year. Conventions exist in most markets to … Continue reading

LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES

February 25, 2016

With Brexit taking centre stage in the UK, Donald Trump doing the same in the USA and the fall in asset prices attracting attention everywhere, the fall-out from the decline in the Chinese economy has taken something of a back seat. … Continue reading

UK INFLATION RISES TO 0.3% BUT HARDLY A CAUSE FOR CONCERN

February 16, 2016

January inflation rose to 0.3% from 0.2% but is still well below the Bank of England’s inflation target of 2%. The only real cause for concern would be the deflationary pressures which might be at work but for now, it … Continue reading

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    Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today left Bank Rate and QE unchanged, as widely if not universally expected. What was unexpected was the latest “forward guidance” that the next rate increase is likely to happen sooner than later … Continue reading

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