In light of last nights unexpected poll results there is increased political uncertainty in the UK. With Brexit negotiations only around the corner GBP has taken a hit and is expected to fall even further. It comes with no surprise that sterling opens this morning on the back foot as European markets wake up to the unexpected reality that the Conservatives have lost their overall majority. The currency had already fallen by around 2% after the release of the exit poll last night. Sterling’s weaker tone is reflected in EUR/GBP…Read More
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
The British Financial Industry could lose up to £38 billion (43 billion euro) in revenue if the UK undergo a so-called “Hard Brexit” restricting access to the European single market. This will result in the UK being subject to both tariffs and non-tariff barriers. A report by Oliver Wyman ordered by the industry lobby group TheCityUK, summaries two different outcomes following a “Hard Brexit”. One outcome would see the UK cut all ties with the single market. If this were to happen, revenue may fall by £20 billion causing a…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