January 2018 Monthly
Currency Report for SME’s

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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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