UK's trade performance falls to worst ever on record highlighting the economic effects of Brexit. Shekel trades at weakest level in 2 years.
July 1, 2022
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Tensions are growing between Downing Street and UK regulators over Boris Johnson’s flagship post-Brexit reform of the insurance sector, which aims to unleash an “investment big bang” in British infrastructure. Johnson has suggested that insurance companies will put billions of pounds into infrastructure, including green energy schemes, after the overhaul.
The UK’s current account deficit was calculated at 8.3% of GDP in the first quarter of 2022, a deterioration from an average of 2.6% across 2021 and the worst level since records began, placing more pressure on the pound, and further highlighting the economic impact of Brexit.
GBPUSD trades down 1.63% since the start of the week, sitting in the 1.21 region as we print.EURECB's Holzmann said he would have preferred earlier rate hikes out of the ECB. He further stated that it may take “some time” to get back to the ECB’s inflation target, and that they “won’t reach 2% tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, but in a foreseeable timespan.” When commenting on recession fears, Holzmann noted that though unlikely for now, it would be temporary and economies are well prepared.
EURUSD whipsawed yesterday hitting lows of 1.0383 and highs of 1.0484, however trades down 0.92% this week.USDUS 10-year treasury yields broke below 3%, in a fourth day of declines and looked set for their biggest weekly drop in seven weeks, as concerns continued to mount that Federal Reserve rate hikes will lead to a recession. The latest lag comes after Powell stated Wednesday that the risk of harm to the economy from higher rates was less important than restoring price stability.
The dollar dipped off highs of 105.50, however still trades up 1% since the start of the week.ASIA/PACIFICAsian equities declined due to concerns about an economic downturn amid tighter monetary policy. The Nikkei, Hang Seng and CSI fell 1.73%, 0.62%, and 0.41% respectively.ILSILS continued loosing strength throughout the week, with the shekel falling 3.84% against the USD this week, to the weakest level since May 2020.
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