Euro zone government bond yields were broadly steady on Monday, with markets largely on hold ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting. However, significant moves were likely to be limited ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB has stepped up the pace of bond buying in its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme since the March meeting to contain a rise in borrowing costs that could derail the recovery.

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19 Apr, 2021 / 07:29

It’s a quiet day ahead on the economic calendar. There are no material stats to consider, leaving geopolitics and COVID-19 and vaccine news in focus

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19 Apr, 2021 / 02:04

According to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce, two in five businesses (38%) in the first quarter of 2021 expect to see price rises in the next three months.

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18 Apr, 2021 / 21:00

The sale comes just months after the pair bought supermarket giant Asda.

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18 Apr, 2021 / 14:02

According to a study by Pharma Nord another £46.6m will have been lost by the 1,164,000 people who it would have expected to join in January 2021.

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18 Apr, 2021 / 13:50

The Channel tunnel operator hopes to get UK state aid to help ensure its long-term future as Britain risks losing the rail link for two years if Eurostar collapses.

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18 Apr, 2021 / 11:37

Unemployment figures in the UK give a health check on a slowly reopening economy, while central bank activity on the continent will also show what official lines are on how the European Central Bank intends on supporting the economy into Q2.

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18 Apr, 2021 / 09:45

The pound rose against the euro on Friday reversing early losses, and was set for weekly gains against the common currency as traders weighed how the re-opening of Britain's economy would affect its recovery. After a strong first quarter, helped by a speedy roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations across Britain and by dwindling expectations of negative interest rates, sterling had a weaker start to April, hurt by profit-taking. In early London trading, the pound fell versus the euro to 87.18 pence, its lowest level since Feb. 26, but it recovered some ground and was up 0.2% at 86.65 pence at 1600 GMT.

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16 Apr, 2021 / 16:23

The Euro rallied significantly during the course of the trading to reach towards the 1.20 handle again.

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16 Apr, 2021 / 14:33

The Euro has rallied again during the course of the trading session on Friday, with the 1.20 level being significant resistance again.

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16 Apr, 2021 / 13:27

Those without contracts that guarantee regular hours or income face a 'triple whammy of endemic low pay, few workplace rights and low or no sick pay.'

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16 Apr, 2021 / 11:31

The direction of the EUR/USD on Friday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the 50% level at 1.1976.

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16 Apr, 2021 / 11:06

The pound fell against the euro on Friday to its lowest in seven weeks and was on track for its second consecutive week of losses against the common currency, with analysts attributing the fall partly to an upcoming Scottish parliamentary election. After a strong first quarter, helped by a speedy rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19 across the United Kingdom and by dwindling expectations of negative interest rates, sterling had a weaker start to April. While traders weighed indications of how Britain's re-opening of shops would affect the economic recovery, they also said investors had turned more cautious ahead of the Scottish parliamentary election on May 6.

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16 Apr, 2021 / 10:48

The pound slipped against the euro on Friday to its lowest level in seven weeks and was on track for its second consecutive week of losses against the common currency, with analysts attributing the fall partly to an upcoming Scottish parliamentary election. After a strong first quarter, helped by a speedy rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19 across the United Kingdom and by dwindling expectations of negative interest rates, sterling had a weaker start to April. While traders weighed indications of how Britain's re-opening of shops would affect the economic recovery, they also said investors had turned more cautious ahead of the Scottish parliamentary election on May 6.

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16 Apr, 2021 / 09:01

EUR/USD failed to settle above the resistance at 1.1990 and is trying to settle below the support at 1.1965.

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16 Apr, 2021 / 07:51