Boris Johnson

Some Geopolitical Relief but Not Out of the Woods

September 4, 2019

The British Parliament passed a bill late yesterday by a 328-301 margin to stop Prime Minister Johnson from engineering a no-deal breakaway from the EU on October 31. BoJo, as he is known, is expected to lose more votes today and to call snap elections for October 14th. It’s not clear the Parliament will authorize […] More

Europe in the Spotlight

August 28, 2019

Tense political dramas are happening in the U.K. and Italy this Wednesday. British Prime Minister Johnson, A.K.A. Bojo, requested that Queen Elizabeth suspend parliament for five weeks. This tactic is meant to curtail the maneuvering room of opponents to a hard Brexit from passing a law preventing such. Johnson’s request creates a constitutional crisis. Sterling […] More

Dollar Up on Day with Two Large News Developments

July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson, who favors a very hard U.K. break with the EU, was selected as the new leader of the British Conservative Party and will thus succeed Theresa May tomorrow as primeĀ  minister. This development greatly increases the likelihood that Britain will leave the European Union by October 31 without any negotiated terms. U.S. congressional […] More

Sterling’s the Biggest Loser Against a Strengthening Dollar

February 22, 2016

Sterling fell 2.0% against the U.S. currency, which also has risen 0.9% against the euro, 0.8% relative to the Swiss franc and 0.5% vis-a-vis the yen.  Emerging market currencies and commodity-sensitive monies have also performed well this Monday.  The U.S. dollar lost 1.1% against the Aussie dollar, 0.4% versus the kiwi, 0.5% against the rand […] More

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