Tag Archives: UK economy

CAD Forecast – Why is the CAD Struggling Despite Wednesday’s Interest Rate Hike? (Matthew Vassallo)

The CAD has found life tough going of late, struggling to make any significant impact against Sterling since the turn of the year. GBP/CAD rates move back above 1.73 overnight and although the CAD found some support around this level, the current trend is somewhat baffling considering the relative health of the UK & Canadian […]

Why did the Canadian Dollar fall when interest rates were hiked? (Joseph Wright)

Yesterday the Bank of Canada chose to raise interest rates for the third time in the last year. The interest rate now sits at 1.25% and those that decide on making the decision to change interest rates have stated that this decision can be put down to increasing inflation levels, and an a strong Canadian […]

GBP/CAD Forecats – What next for the Pound? (Matthew Vassallo)

GBP/CAD rates continue to trade close to the high of the past month, despite Sterling coming under pressure against most of the of the other major currencies this week. The Pound hit a high of 1.7256 and despite the CAD finding support under 1.73 of late, it hasn’t threatened to make a major impact despite […]

GBP/CAD Forecast – Brexit Negotiations Continue to Dominate Headlines (Matthew Vassallo)

GBP/CAD rates hit a high of 1.7188 earlier today, although the pair have remained extremely flat during Thursday’s trading. The Pound has seen its recent support soften over recent days, as confusion over the on-going state of Brexit negotiations continues to dominate headlines. Progress regarding the final figure on the UK’s Brexit settlement (rumoured to […]

GBP/CAD Forecast – CAD Finds Support Following Sterling Spike (Matthew Vassallo)

GBP/CAD rates have fallen during Tuesday’s trading, as the CAD found some support around 1.70. The CAD hit a high of 1.6873, giving it some much needed respite following the recent loses against Sterling. Sterling’s performance against the CAD has not been mirrored against most of the other major currencies and therefore the recent spike […]

CAD Strengthens Following BoE Interest Rate Decision (Matthew Vassallo)

Yesterday’s much anticipated Bank of England (BoE) didn’t’ fail to disappoint, although the outcome for the markets was perhaps more unexpected. GBP/CAD rates dropped to towards 1.67 and despite a recent downturn in the Canadian economy, the CAD gained over two cents against the Pound. GBP/CAD had been trading comfortably above 1.70 last week and […]

GBP/CAD Forecast – UK & Canadian Economic Activity Slowing (Matthew Vassallo)

GBP/CAD rates have remained flat during Wednesday’s trading thus far, floating around 1.65 on the market exchange. Investors remain sceptical as to which direction both the UK & Canadian economy may take, with both under pressure for various reasons. Looking at the UK and the Pound’s value has decreased over recent months dropping, by over […]

GBP/CAD Forecast – CAD Befitting From Sterling’s Downturn (Matthew Vassallo)

The CAD has found support against Sterling, after a difficult week for the UK economy. Poor Manufacturing & Construction PMI data early this week set the trend, with the negative fallout from UK Prime Minster Theresa May’s speech putting further pressure on the Pound. The CAD itself has been a mixed performer of late, dropping […]

BoE Governor Carney Indicates UK Not Ready for Interest Rate Hike (Matthew Vassallo)

Sterling has come under further pressure this morning, following Bank of England (BoE) Mark Carney’s Mansion House speech. Carney declared that the UK isn’t yet ready for an interest rate hike, citing weak wage growth and a growing uncertainty over how Brexit negotiations will play out. GBP/CAD rates have fallen, with the Loonie gaining almost […]

Sterling Under Pressure Ahead of UK General Election (Matthew Vassallo)

Sterling has seen some of its recent losses against the CAD reversed over recent days, although the general trend has been a negative one of late. The CAD gained approximately six cents at its high last month, with GBP/CAD rates tumbling below 1.72. Despite Sterling clawing back some of these losses (current trade prices around […]