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> Market Snapshot: 04 March 2019

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Currency: Sterling vs Euro

Market Snapshot Sterling 20190304


  • Headlines at the start of the week talk of the potential for a US-China trade agreement at a summit between President Trump and Chinese President Xi, probably around March 27th
  • Shelling has continued between India and Pakistan along the line of control in Kashmir after recent aerial clashes between the two nuclear powers
  • UK Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has promised to increase public spending if MPs approve Theresa May’s Brexit agreement. Sterling has traded near 1.16 to the euro since last week

Brent Crude Evolution

Market Snapshot Brent 20190304


  • The potential for a US-China trade deal and OPEC production cuts are providing support to oil prices currently
  • The US is discussing emergency aid for Venezuela should the Maduro regime fall, including IMF loans. The opposition leader in Venezuela is completing a tour of South American countries
  • US oil production continues to make new record highs with 1 million barrels per day of new production expected to be added in 2019

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

Market Snapshot Summer Gas 20190304

Gas & Power

  • There are 6 LNG tankers expected into the UK by the 15th March
  • European gas storage levels are 60% above levels at the same time last year
  • Bloomberg said on Monday that carbon futures could triple, which would spur further gains in other markets including gas and electricity

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