January 2018 Monthly
Currency Report for SME’s

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Our free monthly currency exchange report aims to provide deep insights into the political and economic events worldwide that can cause currencies to change and how this can affect your FX business. Read more about the impact of exchange rates on international commerce.

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GBP – December in review

Move to stage two approved

  • Inflation continues to rise
  • Capitulation on EU Proposals brings stage two approval
  • MPC votes 9-0 for unchanged rates
  • May faces political woes as Deputy is sacked

GBP – January what to watch

Political fallout to continue

  • May facing another commons defeat
  • Consumer starting to abandon support
  • Trade deal demands to be agreed
  • Business investment a major concern

USD – December in review

Rates hiked despite inflation

  • Rate hike Yellen’s final act
  • Tax Reform Bill passed
  • Dollar ends year in narrow range after 10% fall
  • Trump’s cuts UN contribution over Jerusalem

USD – January what to watch

Yellen’s departure ends guidance

  • Powell takes over at Fed
  • Treasury to be more involved in Monetary Policy
  • Employment data to set inflation tone
  • Ongoing Dollar index to remain in narrow range

EUR – December in review

Growth and inflation on track

  • German CPI controlled as growth remains constant
  • Austrian far right become part of coalition
  • Euro gains have been “second hand”
  • Brexit concerns well hidden

EUR – January what to watch

Political consideration issue

  • Politics could be the prime driver in Q1
  • Calls for Asset purchases to be scaled back
  • Germany’s Turn at ECB coming
  • Brexit trade deal to confirm tough stance

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