The UK is leaving the EU – So now is not the time to bury your head in the sand. HOW DO THINGS STAND AT PRESENT? The UK economy appears to have weathered the initial shock of the Brexit vote, although the British pound’s value remains near a 30-year low, opinion is sharply divided over the long-term effects of leaving the EU. Major firms such as EasyJet and John Lewis have pointed out that the sterling slump has increased their costs. Britain also lost its top AAA credit rating, meaning…Read More
Mark Carney, Governor of Bank of England (BoE) and Chairman of the G20’s Financial Stability Board advised he will stay on at BoE, on the same day the Pound was appointed October’s worst performing currency. Carney has been managing Britain’s economy for the past three years and will remain at the BoE until end of June 2019 to see out turbulent Brexit negotiations. He will undertake the task of protecting the UK economy over the negotiations of Brexit that begin in March 2017. Carney will forfeit 3 additional years of…Read More
Citywest Hotel Dublin is hosting the 2016 Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo next Wednesday, 14th September.
This is the industry’s event of the year with over 2000 key stakeholders attending to meet with a range of exhibitors supplying technology, equipment, services and produce to their sector.Read More
Mark Carney, the Bank Governor , said “The UK is in a time of uncertainty and significant economic adjustment.” The BoE was in the process of building bank balance sheets but have now had to reverse their policies. They will reduce the amount of capital that banks must hold by £5.7 billion. This will raise the banks’ capacity to lend to UK households and businesses by up to £150 billion.Read More
EUR/GBP £0.8385 In general, the Euro is falling as concerns over the debt crisis are still present and also as the euro zone finance ministers rejected a restructuring plan on the Greek debt by creditors. However, it is outperforming the Pound, and currently upgrading against the sterling as it’s trading at £0.8385. GBP/EUR €1.1921 The Pound was the worst performing currency in the last 24-hour period, as even the Euro outperformed the sterling. It is still downgrading against the Euro and currently trading at €1.1921. EUR/USD $1.3043 After three-weeks high,…Read More