Financial Markets Review By Lloyds TSB

Foreign exchange rate volatility remained fairly intense last month. Interest rates were calmer but here too tensions have increased, as financial markets give more thought to when some of the extraordinary loosening of monetary policy seen over the last year […]

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Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

The Bank of England’s (BoE) latest monthly Trends in Lending report was published last week. The report provides a timely assessment of lending conditions in the UK, and

Financial Outlook by Lloyds TSB

Financial markets activity remains strong, with the dollar seemingly the focus of a lot of the selling part of this activity. Summary of main changes to exchange & interest

Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

After a run of monthly economic indicators suggesting that the worst of the economic downturn has past, and some stabilisation and improvement in financial markets (accompanied by big

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

Currency movements in the past month are suggesting doubt about whether the global economy is on a smooth glide path to recovery, the view that many participants had

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The pound was buoyed by data this week suggesting the UK could emerge from recession as early as the current quarter. This saw £/$ briefly rally though 1.66

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The financial markets have latched on to some positive signs for economic recovery in recent weeks after an unrelenting series of negative news in previous months. Summary of

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The minutes of the latest FOMC and BoE interest rate meetings both suggested further asset purchases were possible in the future, putting upward pressure on bond yields. The minutes

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

A downbeat BoE quarterly Inflation Report, a drop in US retail sales and weak Chinese exports put the breaks on expectations of global economic recovery. Bond yields, swaps fall

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

A run of better than expected economic data has meant that financial market sentiment has shifted from worrying about how bad the economic downturn is going to be,