Market news

Show news:


08.03.2019 17:59

UK uncertainty weighs on hiring and staff availability in February

British employers held off from hiring permanent staff in February, adding to signs of growing nerves ahead of Brexit in the country's otherwise strong labour market, a survey of Recruitment and Employment Confederation and accountancy firm KPMG showed.

The permanent jobs index of the survey edged up to 50.0, the dividing line between rising or falling staff levels. But February's reading was the second-weakest since the shortly after the Brexit referendum in June 2016 following January's slump to 49.7.

"Overall, the labour market has been incredibly resilient over the last couple of years as employers have opted to hire more permanent and temporary staff rather than invest in long term productivity gains," James Stewart, KPMG vice chair, said.

"However in 2019 Brexit uncertainty is having an opposite and chilling effect on the jobs market, with firms reassessing their level of risk," Stewart said.


Keep up with latest Forex market news updates: Currencies, central banks, economic indicators for oil and gold trading – all you need to work effectively on Forex.

Market focus

October 2019
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Forex is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (except national holidays), and it can be broken up to the following four regional markets: Australia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and America. A Forex trading session opens at 23:00 GMT on Sunday in Japan and closes at 22:00 GMT on Friday in the USA.

 
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Pacific Wellington 19:00 04:00 22:00 07:00 22:00 07:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Sydney 21:00 06:00 00:00 09:00 00:00 09:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Asian Tokyo 23:00 08:00 02:00 11:00 02:00 11:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Hong Kong, Singapore 00:00 09:00 03:00 12:00 03:00 12:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
European Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris 06:00 15:00 09:00 18:00 9:00 18:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenCloseе
London 07:00 16:00 10:00 19:00 10:00 19:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
American New York 12:00 21:00 15:00 00:00 15:00 00:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Chicago 13:00 22:00 16:00 01:00 16:00 01:00