February 2019 Monthly
Currency Report for SME’s

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GBP – January in review

Brexit chaos as may loses vote

  • Government loses Commons vote by record margin
  • May survives vote of confidence
  • Sterling rallies as DUP offers conditional backing
  • Employment data remains strong

GBP – February what to watch

Further Brexit confrontation

  • No deal versus second referendum?
  • Sterling volatility to rise
  • Brussels to continue tough stance
  • Economic data to defy uncertainty

USD – January in review

Trump blinks first

  • Temporary halt to shutdown agreed
  • Trump and Pelosi trade in schoolyard spat
  • Strong employment and activity data support dollar
  • Fed sees balance of risks as “balanced”

USD – February what to watch

Fed to copy ECB

  • Fed on hold as inflation remains controlled
  • Employment report to set the tone
  • Trade talks continue at snail’s pace
  • Trump’s delayed State of the Union to take place

EUR – January in review

Eurozone economy “heads south”

  • Draghi sees further downside
  • Eurozone heading into recession
  • French budget deficit breaks EU rules
  • EU Firms concerned over Brexit disruption

EUR – February what to watch

Start of election campaigns

  • Fears of Nationalist upswing to bring concern
  • Further recession concerns as Italy confirms downturn
  • German Q4 GDP to confirm recession
  • Inflation to restrain any ECB action

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