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Infinity International Client Sentiment Index: Are Things Improving?

Infinity International aim to provide content to our clients on several relevant topics covering a variety of possible concerns during these unprecedented times.  To do this, we are drawing on our own experience, client feedback as well as the input from others in our

2020-05-29T12:44:01+00:00May 29th, 2020|

UK Continues to Debate Negative Rates, Cummings and Further Relaxing of Restrictions

Last week, Sterling remained resilient despite being under pressure. The topic of negative interest rates continues to dominate the market concerns for the UK. During a testimony to the Treasury Select Committee, Governor Bailey stated that the bank does not rule out any instrument

2020-05-26T13:39:10+00:00May 26th, 2020|

What are the Pros and Cons of Negative Interest Rates?

By Jamie Jemmeson ACSI, MSTA at Infinity International At the start of the year many thought that negative oil prices could never materialise; in April, the world saw this come to reality with below $0 oil prices for the first time in history. Now

2020-05-22T10:05:17+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

Future Fund: Sunak’s next steps to help business

By Jamie Jemmeson ACSI, MSTA at Infinity International Now more than ever, the focus of FDs, Treasurers and finance teams is likely to be firmly fixed on cash-flow.  As a result, you will have seen from our other Infinity International blogs and insight pieces,

2020-05-20T12:34:14+00:00May 20th, 2020|

Sterling Slides on Economic Sentiment and Lack of Progress from Trade Talks

We saw the US Dollar strengthen across the board last week as a “risk off” tone took effect in global markets. The change in sentiment was driven by concerns surrounding the speed of economic rebound as well as the growing tensions between the US

2020-05-18T16:01:21+00:00May 18th, 2020|

Re-framing 2020: Possible scenarios for the second half of the year

COVID-19 may have changed life as we know it. Anybody who claims that they know what happens next is speculating. In our Re-framing 2020 report, we have collated and articulated various news feeds and come up we three different scenarios that could happen, a

2020-05-15T16:38:03+00:00May 15th, 2020|

UK lockdown plans released as BoE leaves door ajar for more stimulus

Markets were focused on three key events last week, the Bank of England rate decision, PM Johnson’s statement regarding the lockdown, and from the US, the labour data figures. Looking further afield, key economic data across the major economies remained negative last week but

2020-05-11T12:21:20+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Avoiding COVID-19 Fraud: 7 Tips to Protect Yourself

By Jamie Jemmeson ACSI, MSTA: Head of Structured Products at Infinity InternationalCOVID-19 has resulted in a global economic crisis that is now hitting Europe and the US with full force. Sadly, during periods of crisis, global levels of fraud may increase. In March, Action Fraud,

2020-05-05T11:50:30+00:00May 5th, 2020|

Market Weathers Weak Data Readings as it Waits for the Monthly US Labour Data on Friday

Last week was a calmer week in turns of economic data. Whilst economic readings remains to the downside, the market has been prepared to weather very weak near-term economic data, with the hope that the second half of the year bounces back as lockdown

2020-05-04T14:31:16+00:00May 4th, 2020|

Data in Review, PM Johnson Returns and Possible Lifting of Lockdown Restrictions

Sterling saw a souring of sentiment last week as concerns over economic data and Brexit trade talks grew. Taking a look at the economic data, whilst weak readings were expected, reality actually saw figures fall below even that expectation, with PMI data from the

2020-04-28T10:30:58+00:00April 27th, 2020|