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
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.
New research from life insurance comparison site Reassured asked 2,028 UK residents about changes to their lifestyle choices over lockdown.
The sale comes just months after the pair bought supermarket giant Asda.
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.
The band will play to a crowd of 5,000 in Liverpool on 2 May in a trial event at Sefton Park — gaining admission with a negative coronavirus test.
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.
The company has already made top-level changes to its board since a second 737 MAX crash shook the company. Seven directors have already left or are due to step down next week.
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.
The British pound rallied a bit during the week as we continue to test the 1.3750 level as support. There is a significant amount of support underneath as well.
The British pound initially fell rather hard during the trading session on Friday, and then turned around to form a somewhat positive candlestick.
The British pound has been back and forth during the trading session on Friday as we continue to see a lot of choppy behavior around the ¥150 level.
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.'
Gross domestic product (GDP) in the world’s second largest economy jumped 18.3% in the first quarter, compared to a year earlier, according to official data.
GBP/USD is testing the support level at 1.3745.