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Time for the ECB to do more


he European Central Bank will announce its latest policy decision this week with investors bracing for the unveiling of another increase in monetary stimulus. ( 3 min read )

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Matthew Ryan

Risk assets worldwide rose last week, buoyed by increased optimism regarding the economic recovery from the pandemic shutdown.

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 1 June 2020 2 min read


The euro has surged higher in the past few days, rallying to a more than two month high. Not only has the news of fiscal support raised optimism regarding a Euro Area recovery, but we are continuing to see a dichotomy in both the spread of the virus and economic resilience between the US and Europe.

Matthew Ryan 29 May 2020 2 min read


The EU laid out a costly rescue plan for the economies worst affected by the COVID-19 crisis with investors deeming it an encouraging sign of unity. Plus, Trump's "very interesting" action against China and what US economic data to keep an eye out for.

Matthew Ryan 28 May 2020


The general rebound in the key PMIs of business activity and the continued easing of lockdown measures, reassured markets and lifted risk assets worldwide last week, led by equities. Plus, a new risk factor emerged as US-China tensions took a turn for the worse.

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 26 May 2020

Many businesses around the world have encountered challenges with making payroll and mass payments due to the Coronavirus crisis. Every other week, we will take a look a country exploring how payments have been impacted and what we might expect to see going forward. This week, our attention turns to Nigeria.

John Moran 22 May 2020


COVID-19 global containment measures have had huge implications on the labour market. Here we review how the job markets of the main economies have performed to date and take a look at what impact these contrasting labour market performances could have on the foreign exchange market.

Matthew Ryan 22 May 2020 6 min read

US China trade tensions

After having spent much of the week on the back foot, the US dollar roared back against its major peers during Asian trading on Friday.

Matthew Ryan 22 May 2020 2 min read

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Euro Area PMI data provided reason to be slightly more optimistic regarding the outlook for Europe with UK PMI data similarly beat expectations.

Matthew Ryan 21 May 2020 3 min read


A number of factors were behind the move higher in the single currency this week, plus an update on dollar and sterling.

Matthew Ryan 20 May 2020