EUR/GBP: Euro Extends Gains on Buoyed Investor Confidence

The Euro is set to extend the week’s gains opposite the British pound on buoyed investor confidence for the single currency. Corporate updates on fourth quarter earnings are driving the demand for the European asset, not to mention stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

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Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

In terms of the stance of fiscal policy there is little new in the chancellor’s 2009 Pre-Budget Report compared with Budget 2009. It confirmed that government borrowing would

Weekly Economics Analysis by Lloyds TSB

It is clear from figures released for Q3 2009 that the Asian economies are leading the global economic recovery. Asian economies lead economic recovery It is clear from figures

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

Weekly Economics Analysis by Lloyds TSB

UK data this week will highlight the growing impact of the recession on consumers, as increased uncertainty and rising unemployment change their saving and spending patterns. UK detailed

Weekly Economic Analysis by Lloyds TSB

There appears to be a growing view, most evident in equity markets, that the worst of the recession may be behind us. Behind this perception has been a

(Un)Intended Consequences: Uncertainty, Inflation & Inflexibility

Present policies may be sowing the seeds for the next financial crisis. Despite recent market optimism, we believe present interventions could produce significant future adverse and unintended consequences.

Oil News

Crude Oil trading around $50 a barrel a signs the rescission maybe easing Crude Oil trading around $50 a barrel a signs the rescission maybe easing The market will be

Economics Weekly by Lloyds TSB

Not only is the UK economy in recession but there are few signs thatthe situation is improving. Final estimates for Q4 2008 show thatoutput fell by 1.6% in