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> Market Snapshot: 18 February 2019

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Currency: Sterling vs Euro

Market Snapshot Sterling 20190218


  • As the 40 days Brexit count down begins; KPMG sees the chances of a Brexit deal at 55%, no-deal at 30% and no-Brexit at 15%
  • UK trade talks with Japan have run into difficulties, as China cancelled talks after the UK threatened to send an aircraft carrier to the South China Sea
  • The Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.68% on Monday as Trump praised a very productive trade negotiations with China

Brent Crude Evolution

Market Snapshot Brent 20190218


  • News that the US and China may reach a trade deal is supporting oil prices at the start of the week
  • The US is delivering aid to the Colombian border with Venezuela and creating a growing standoff with the Venezuelan regime
  • Saudi Arabia plans to cut oil production beyond its commitments to Opec in an effort to support oil prices

UK Gas (Summer’19) – [indicative of the Power Market]

Summer 2019 Gas 20190218

Gas & Power

  • European gas storage levels are 19% above last year’s levels at this time
  • The two week temperature forecast shows conditions up to 5 degrees above seasonal norms across Western Europe through the end of February
  • Landed UK LNG prices are on a par with competing LNG importing countries in Asia (Japan and China)
  • Power prices are closely following gas prices

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