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David Madden
London Markets Suffer As Europe Recovers By David Madden - 9 hours ago

Europe The FTSE 100 is firmly in the red as we go into the close as the decline across Europe hit the London market hardest, but the continent has managed to largely reserve the negative move from ...

Craig Erlam
Earnings Season Takes Focus This Week By Craig Erlam - 14 hours ago

US futures are pointing to a slightly softer open on Monday, tracking similar moves in Europe, as traders look ahead to a busy week on the corporate calendar with a large number of companies reporting...

RBS Economics Team
Light Relief: UK Economic Headwinds By RBS Economics Team  - 15 hours ago

Does June's unexpected fall in the rate of inflation herald the start of a retreat? It seems unlikely. The fall in sterling that has helped push inflation higher is still filtering through into ...

Colin Lloyd
Has Bitcoin Come Of Age?   By Colin Lloyd - Jul 21, 2017

Has Bitcoin come of age? Bitcoin (BTC) has tripled and then halved since late March Even at BTCUSD 2000 total issuance amounts to $33bln Historic volatility is high (80%) but implied volatility is ...

Alasdair McLeod
Unwinding The Fed's QE Programme By Alasdair McLeod - Jul 21, 2017

There are currently two important items on the Fed’s wish list. The first is to restore interest rates to more normal levels, and the second is to unwind the Fed’s balance sheet, which has...

Chris Williamson
ECB Shows No Rush To Taper Policy By Chris Williamson - Jul 21, 2017

The European Central Bank left interest rates and its quantitative easing programme unchanged at its July meeting, and also made no change to its forward guidance. The lack of policy action was fully ...

Craig Erlam
Markets Not Buying What Draghi Has To Sell By Craig Erlam - Jul 20, 2017

There may have been no hints at tapering in September in today’s ECB statement or in Mario Draghi’s press conference but traders certainly found reason to drive the euro higher, something ...

GBP Under Pressure Despite Retail Sales Beat By XTB - Jul 20, 2017

The pound has come under some selling pressure this morning despite a better than expected retail sales release. The fall in sterling has boosted stocks however with the FTSE 100 rising by ...

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