Theresa May is meeting with top EU leaders today to try to tweak the Brexit deal and make it more palatable for members of parliament. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer and Alanna Petroff examine the details.
Investing.com - The dollar rose against its rivals Tuesday on higher-than-expected U.S. wholesale inflation and a slump in the pound amid growing uncertainty over UK Prime Minster Theresa May's future.
The ever-evolving drama surrounding Brexit has market participants scrambling to get their expectations in order. But as renewed speculation swirls around potential leadership challenges in the wake of Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to delay a parliamentary vote on her exit plan, there is little consensus.
Reports show that British Prime Minister Theresa May could be toppled within hours as enough politicians in her ruling Conservative party have requested her removal to trigger a leadership challenge.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar inched higher on Tuesday, as a leading indicator of inflation rose, increasing pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise rates.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.13% to 97.31 as of 10:29 AM ET (15:29 GMT).The core producer price index increased more than expected in November. The Federal Reserve keeps its eye on this data because, when producers pay more for goods, they are more likely to pass price increases on to the consumer. ...
The British pound touched a fresh 20-month low on Tuesday amid continuous Brexit struggles that saw U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May jetting across the European continent in an effort to get reassurances on the Northern Ireland border issue as she attempts to shore up support at home for her Brexit plan. Meanwhile back in the U.K., there were conflicting reports about whether enough Conservative members of parliament had sent in letters that would trigger a leadership challenge to May. The Prime Minister pulled the vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, apparently under the assumption that she would lose it anyway. But as a vote of no-confidence has seemed close before, investors might practice caution, explaining the relatively muted slide in sterling that nevertheless hit its lowest level since April 2017. The pound last bought $1.2537, down 0.3%, but up from its session low of $1.2493. The euro spiked to £0.9064, but since came down to an unchanged level of £0.9028.
Investing.com - Cryptocurrencies continued to fall on Tuesday, while the head of Allianz said cryptoassets should be outlawed.
Investing.com - Gold prices edged higher on Tuesday, as the metal drew support from a weaker U.S. dollar and growing expectations that the Federal Reserve will need to slow its pace of rate hikes next year.
After a day dominated by Brexit headlines, currency markets are driven by news on the trade front on Tuesday, helping risk appetite across the board.
Investing.com - U.S. futures pointed to gains on Wall Street at the open on Tuesday amid reports that China and the U.S. are moving ahead with trade talks.