Sterling is lower against most majors overnight. Boris Johnson reshuffled his cabinet drastically yesterday, in a move which saw Liz Truss appointed foreign secretary, the axing of Gavin Williamson, Robert Buckland and Robert Jenrick and Dominic Raab’s emergence as Deputy PM, Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary. The UAE is set to announce a significant investment program in the UK, focused on expanding a multibillion-pound partnership with the British government in critical areas such as UK infrastructure, clean energy and technology. The overall commitment over 5 years is set to be 10 billion. The UK, US and Australia have established a tripartite defence agreement to counter Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific.
The euro is lower against the dollar but higher against sterling in early morning trade. Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the Union address from Brussels on Wednesday, speaking on the strength of Europe’s soul and the strategic weaknesses facing the bloc. She urged greater military independence from the U.S. and less reliance on Asia for computer chips. She conceded that the fight against climate change will depend on the entire world, especially China. Von der Leyen lamented the inability of the 27 capitals to come together on a single migration and asylum policy — a gap she said the EU’s rivals and human traffickers are now exploiting. In particular, she claimed credit for the EU’s successful vaccination campaign, touched upon the need for consistent standards on the rule of law and media freedom in the Union and spoke to the hotly contested election in Germany in 11 days’ time.
The dollar is well-bid against most major currencies overnight. In California yesterday, Gavin Newson defeated an effort to have him recalled as the State Governor with more than 67% of voters stated they did not want him to be recalled. He termed the win a defeat for “Trumpism” which will now inspire confidence for the rest of the Democrat party. The US and EU have planned to curb methane pollution by 30% in the next decade, with an announcement due to be made on Friday. The pact is designed to push methane up the agenda at the COP26 summit to be held in Glasgow in November. US allies’, Taiwan and Japan, welcome a tripartite AUKUS security pact aimed to provide greater deterrence to China in the Indo-Pacific.
Ballinger & Co. Morning Report–16th September 2021
GBP>EUR – 1.1733
GBP>USD – 1.3817
EUR>USD – 1.1776
GBP>CAD – 1.7468
GBP>AUD – 1.8892
GBP>SEK – 11.901
GBP>AED – 5.0748
GBP>HKD – 10.753
GBP>ZAR – 20.016
GBP>CHF – 1.2754
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