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Dollar rallies despite weak year-end forecasts by Morgan Stanley

While it's still early in the year, Morgan Stanley's global head of FX strategy explained on Tuesday why he thinks dollar losses will accelerate in the second half of 2018

Neil Dennis
House price signs

UK house prices rise for February, but buyers still choosy

Demand remains robust in the UK housing market according to the latest indicators published on Monday by Rightmove, the UK’s largest property website.

Claire Hunte

Japanese exports rise 12% in January

Japanese exports rose for a 14th-straight month in January thanks to strong growth in the shipment of goods to Asia and Europe, data from Japan's Ministry of Finance showed on Monday

Neil Dennis

Economic preview: inflation clues from UK wage data

Among the tier-one data publications this week are fourth-quarter growth updates from the UK and Germany, but possibly the most eagerly-anticipated news is to be found amid the UK labour market figures on Wednesday

Neil Dennis

Euro falls against pound and dollar

The euro fell against the pound and the dollar today, prompted in part by news that the EU had dropped a ‘punishment clause’ over the UK’s transitional Brexit deal.

Richard Reed

US inflation edges up as import prices rise 1%

Inflation in the US economy edged up today with the news that import prices jumped 1% in January.

Richard Reed
Building work sign

US new home-starts jump 10%

The number of new homes started in the US jumped in January by nearly 10% to an annual equivalent of 1.3 million homes.

Richard Reed
Lloyds back

Banking titans to report annual results in busy week for sector

Britain’s biggest banks will reveal annual figures next week after another eventful year for the sector, clouded once more by mis-selling scandals and controversy over past misdeeds.

Alison Bloomer

Retail sales growth in January misses forecasts

Retail sales rose in the UK in January, but failed to match market forecasts despite growth in non-food stores such as sports equipment, games and toys

Neil Dennis

Ofgem to investigate Iresa over customer service

The energy watchdog Ofgem is to investigate UK gas and electricity supplier Iresa over its treatment of customers.

David Burrows

Think tank calls for new investment bank for SMEs

The UK should set up a state-backed investment bank to focus on small business lending in an effort to tackle poor productivity, an independent think tank has urged.

David Burrows

US wholesale prices rise as inflation ticks up

US wholesale prices rose in January, in a sign that inflation is starting to have an effect on the economy.

Richard Reed
Pressure gauge

US economy could overheat and blow up, warns Goldman boss

The US economy could overheat and blow up because of excessive government stimulus, a banking chief has warned.

Richard Reed
Amazon logo

Amazon to add 2,000 jobs in France

The online retail giant’s pledge follows the resolution of its dispute with French tax authorities.

Graham Buck
EU exports were buoyant in December

Eurozone exports end year on high note

The euro area trade surplus for December beat expectations, with exports growing 1.7% from the previous month.

Graham Buck