Investment & Insurance Blog

Currently browsing Latest Posts



  • The UK service sector showed slight improvement in May with a PMI reading of 51.0, bettering the 50.6 expected and the 50.4 registered in April. The survey showed services firms saw an increase in new work for the first time in 5 months.
  • Eurozone PPI m/m -0.3% (0.4% Exp)
  • Eurozone Retail Sales m/m -0.4% (-0.5% Exp)
  • US ADP Non-Farm Employment Change 27K (185K Exp)
  • Speaking yesterday IMF Chief Christine Lagarde said she does not believe the continuing trade war between the US and China, and the new threat of US tariffs on Mexico will lead to a global recession.
  • ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI 56.9 (55.6 Exp)
  • Speaking yesterday US Fed Member Kaplan said whilst risks to the downside have increased, he believes it is too early to be calling for interest rate cuts anytime soon.

  • Australia Trade Balance 4.87Bn (5.05Bn Exp)
  • German Factory Orders m/m 0.3% (0.1% Exp)
  • Financial markets are now pricing in more than a 70% chance of a Federal Reserve rate cut in July following comments from a number of Senior Fed members this week whom all appeared to leave the door open to such a move next month.
  • The ECB will be firmly in focus this afternoon with their rate decision and monetary policy statement due at 12.45pm and the accompanying press conference from 1.30pm.

Current at time of distribution

Currency Pair Interbank Rate % Change on Day
GBP/EUR 1.1279 -0.18
GBP/USD 1.2675 -0.06
EUR/USD 1.1235 +0.13
AUD/USD 0.6977 +0.13
Current at time of distribution
Time (GMT) Region Data Release Forecast Previous
10.00 EUR Final Employment Change q/q 0.3% 0.3%
10.00 EUR Revised GDP q/q 0.4% 0.4%
10.00 GBP BOE Gov Carney Speaks
12.45 EUR ECB Interest Rate 0.00% 0.00%
12.45 EUR ECB Monetary Policy Statement
13.30 EUR ECB Press Conference
13.30 CAD Trade Balance -2.8Bn -3.2Bn
13.30 USD Trade Balance -50.5Bn -50.0Bn
13.30 USD Unemployment Claims 215K 215K
15.00 USD Ivey PMI 56.2 55.9

Please follow and like us:

Breakdown Cover (11)

Learn all about breakdown cover on the Best Price Financial Services blog. Get all the latest information and insights on breakdown cover.

Foreign Currency Exchange (89)

News and timely updates on relevant changes the international financial exchange market, to help you to manage both your currency exposure and the risks associated with market uncertainty.

General Insurance (7)

Home Emergency (25)

Blog posts about home emergency cover from Best Price Financial Services. Learn about home emergency cover and how it works.

Home Insurance (4)

Income Protection (20)

News and updates about income, employment and protecting you.

Investments (117)

Information and updates regarding UK Investment Plans.

Landlord Resources (8)

Helpful tips and advice about landlord cover from Best Price Financial Services. Find out about landlord home emergency cover and how it could help you.

Life Insurance (33)

Hints and tips about insurance and protecting your family.

Money Saving Tips (34)

Frugal tips to help you make the most of your money.

Motor Legal Protection (42)

All about Motor Legal Protection and how it can help you.

Press Room (68)

Latest news and views from discount broker Best Price FS

Savings (10)

All the information you'll need to find the best UK savings plans.

Structured Products (98)

News and updates about Structured Investment Products.

Tax products (8)

Ideas on how to receive enticing tax breaks, tax relief against your income tax bill, tax-free dividends and tax-free growth.

Travel Insurance (8)

Travel tips for holiday-goers, backpackers and skiers.