Neil Dennis

Neil Dennis left the Financial Times, after 16 years writing about markets, to pursue a freelance career. He can now be seen covering currencies and fintech for FX-MM magazine, among others.


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Euro falls as ECB minutes reveal exchange rate fears

The euro fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank's governing council expressed concerns about the exchange rate "overshooting" in the minutes of its July meeting

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Summer storms and spending squeeze hit UK retail sales

A wet and windy turn in the British summer in July put consumers off visits to the high street and other shopping centres as retail sales growth slowed from June's energetic pace

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Dovish Fed and White House divisions cap dollar rally

Just as the dollar was enjoying a late summer rally, signs of increasing dovishness from the Federal Reserve have put the greenback's recovery on hold

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Eurozone GDP rises at 2.2% in the second quarter

Eurozone growth rose faster in the second-quarter than in the first three months, and pipped expectations of a flat reading, according to the flash gross domestic product estimate

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UK wage and labour market cheer boost sterling

Good news for Britain's consumers after UK labour market data show employers are responding to pressure to lift workers' pay as the unemployment rate falls to a 42-year low

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US retail sales growth boosts dollar

The US dollar got a boost on Tuesday after data showed retail sales in the US held up well in July, while a measure of business activity among New York state's manufacturers rose at its fastest pace in three years

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Statistics: the rising role of data for trading analysis

Trading analysis has become more important for some investors than instinct. They are using analysis to come up with the trading patterns they need to make millions on financial markets

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UK consumer inflation at 2.6% as pressures remain

Britain's rate of consumer inflation held steady in July as the negative impact on price growth from falling petrol prices offset rising gas and electricity costs and other goods and services

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German growth rises at fastest pace in three years

The pace of German gross domestic product growth slowed a little in the second quarter, but accelerated at its fastest annual rate in three years according to the state statistics authority Destatis

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Eurozone industrial production falls in June

Industrial output in the eurozone fell by more than expected in June as the manufacture of capital and durable goods slowed from the previous month

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Economic preview: UK and eurozone inflation alert

Foremost on the data calendar this week is fresh news on inflation in both the UK and eurozone, and some regional and national industrial figures from the US

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US inflation softer than forecast in July

Persistently low energy prices kept US inflation stifled in July, leaving forecasts for a further two interest rate increases this year looking increasingly doubtful and undermining the dollar

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US-North Korea tensions shake up markets

Global equity markets have been hit hard this week as already cool relations between the US and North Korea turn to ice and risk appetite to dust

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Industrial data show disappointing growth in manufacturing

Britain's industrial performance in June was marred by a poor showing from UK-based car manufacturers according to data from the Office for National Statistics

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British surveyors report slowing house price growth

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported its key gauge of house price growth slipped in July as political uncertainty and recent tax changes hindered the market

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Havens appeal as US-North Korea sabre-rattling upsets stocks

Stock markets take the brunt of risk-averse trading after an escalation of tensions between the US and North Korea forces investors into haven assets such as gold, Treasuries and the Swiss franc

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Disney streaming move hits Netflix shares

Walt Disney, the entertainment group, announced on Wednesday after the Wall Street close a major new shift in strategy to tackle the rising prominence of online streaming competitors such as Netflix and Amazon Prime

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British retailers hit by persistent wage gap

UK retail sales growth slowed in July as the increasing gap between consumer price inflation and wage rises continued to squeeze household spending

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Economic preview: UK retail sales in focus

UK retail sales kick off the week for data releases and the week ends with consumer price inflation from the US and several European countries, but there are slim pickings in between

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Eight-day record run for Dow

Further record territory for the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed data showing a greater level of job creation in the US in July

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