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Weekly Brief 03 Feb 2023

Three hikes over two days, but is the end of the road in sight?

The Bank of England delivered another 50bps rate hike this week, raising UK rates to a 15-year high of 4% in the process. In doing so, the BoE also delivered what we in markets might refer to as a ‘dovish hike’, which may sound like a gymnastics move, but really only suggests...

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Blog 24 Feb 2022
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What is the difference between business risk and financial risk?

Understanding the differences between business risk and financial risk is important if you are considering investing. Learn about these risk types.

Blog 18 Feb 2022
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Hedging meaning in business

Hedging meaning in business refers to a practice that may reduce your exposure to risks such as adverse exchange rate fluctuations. Find out about hedging.

Blog 09 Feb 2022
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Setting up a multi currency account for your business

A multi currency account for your business offers several advantages, such as being able to manage multiple currencies in one place. Find out more.

Blog 04 Feb 2022
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Rising energy prices drive inflation

The UK’s inflation rate continues to swell with energy prices rising. Find out why and how gas and electricity costs are impacting the cost of living.

Blog 31 Jan 2022
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The impact of Brexit on businesses

Trade, labour, supply chain disruption, and growth opportunities are some of the impacts of Brexit on businesses in the UK. Take a closer look at things.

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Blog 04 Feb 2022
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Rising energy prices drive inflation

The UK’s inflation rate continues to swell with energy prices rising. Find out why and how gas and electricity costs are impacting the cost of living.

Blog 19 Jan 2022
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Repatriation to the UK: a guide

There are various things to think about if you are considering UK repatriation after living abroad. Use this guide to learn more about the process.

Blog 30 Nov 2021
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What next for inflation in the UK?

As limited supply continues to drive record-high inflation rates, businesses wonder what’s next: relief, or something else?

Blog 25 Nov 2021
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How can SMEs navigate the path to net zero?

The transition to net-zero looks different for every business and sector, but there are steps all SMEs can take to limit risk

Blog 09 Nov 2021
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COP26 and the cost of net zero

COP26 says that every financial decision must take the climate into account.

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Weekly brief 03 Feb 2023
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Three hikes over two days, but is the end of the road in sight?

The Bank of England delivered another 50bps rate hike this week, raising UK rates to a 15-year high of 4% in the process. In doing so, the BoE also delivered what we in markets might refer to as a ‘dovish hike’, which may sound like a gymnastics move, but really only suggests...

Blog 27 Jan 2023
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China: Managing your foreign exchange requirements

As China welcomes in their New Year, there is increasing optimism the country can recover economically, especially given that they are now finally emerging fully from three years of government-induced pandemic isolation...

Weekly brief 27 Jan 2023
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A big week ahead

The pound has been contained within a fairly tight trading range over the past week, with GBP/USD only briefly moving below 1.2300 (low 1.2263), whilst also failing to break over 1.2450 after several attempts. The latest batch of data releases have hardly helped the pound’s cause...

Blog 23 Jan 2023
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Hopping into Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year falls on Sunday, 22nd January this year. The date of the festival changes annually because it follows the lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar. Generally, it falls between mid-January and mid-February and welcomes a new animal of the Chinese Zodiac.

Weekly brief 20 Jan 2023
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Recession fears trouble markets

It has been a fairly solid week for UK data and the pound, with GBP/USD moving within touching distance of the December high at 1.2447, before slipping back towards 1.2300 amidst a broader market decline (see USD). Sterling also marked some worthy gains...

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