May 2019 Monthly
Currency Report for SME’s

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GBP – April in review

Brexit on the back burner

  • Return from Easter break brings no new initiative
  • Sterling remains in narrow range
  • Bank of England on hold as inflation controlled
  • Employment at new record

GBP – May what to watch

Government election drubbing

  • Local elections to illustrate public opinion
  • Withdrawal Bill to resurface?
  • Sterling reactive to Brexit speculation
  • May withdrawal hopes fading

USD – April in review

GDP raises more questions

  • GDP beats expectations. But…
  • One-offs dampen expectations
  • Employment returns to trend
  • Biden confirms Presidential campaign

USD – May what to watch

FOMC to hold off on rates

  • FOMC on hold despite renewed expectations
  • Employment data the leading indicator
  • No trade break though imminent
  • Trump to kick off re-election campaign

EUR – April in review

GDP allays recession fears

  • GDP confirms economy at rock bottom
  • Germany struggling to find domestic demand
  • Spain lurches to the right in elections
  • Italy set to break budget cap

EUR – May what to watch

ECB to continue in hopeful mode

  • Draghi to continue upbeat rhetoric
  • ECB looking for H2 turnaround
  • “PIGS” still a drag on growth
  • Italian Growth “lucky” to reach 0.2% in 2019

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