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    1. May 24, 2016

      Sterling rises on EU referendum poll tilt

      The market demonstrated increasing sensitivity to Britain’s EU referendum, pushing sterling sharply higher on the back...

    2. May 23, 2016

      Falling pound prompts UK dividend slump

      Sterling’s fall against the dollar has sparked a nosedive in company dividends as the Brexit vote takes its toll on UK...

    1. May 22, 2016

      Federal Reserve and interest rates: big questions for the week

      These are the key questions we at FT Markets are asking as a new week beckons. Where are short-term US Treasury yields...

    2. May 20, 2016

      Brexit polls and sterling: signifying nothing

      Britain’s referendum on staying in the EU is a classic known-unknown. We have known for a year that there will be such...

    3. May 17, 2016

      Upcoming UK vote on EU lifts sterling insurance cost

      The cost of insuring portfolios and businesses against a collapse in sterling after the Brexit vote is rising, as...

    4. May 12, 2016

      What’s in the BoE toolkit in the event of Brexit

      Sterling gets 92 mentions in the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report and two stand out: about half of the...

    5. April 27, 2016

      Bank governor says Brexit risks higher prices and lower growth

      Britain risks a period of weak sterling, higher prices and lower growth if it votes to leave the EU, according to the...

    6. April 26, 2016

      Sterling hits 10-week peak as Brexit fears abate

      Sterling has risen to its highest level against the dollar since before the mid-February announcement of the Brexit...

    7. April 25, 2016

      Why Eurozone assets, not UK, are at biggest risk in a Brexit vote

      Truth might be the first casualty of war, but facts are also hard to come by during referendum campaigns. The...

    8. April 24, 2016

      Big questions for markets this week

      These are the key questions we at FT Markets are asking as a new week beckons. Is the currency divergence trade back? A...

    9. April 20, 2016

      Cost of insuring sterling against Brexit-induced drop eases

      The cost of insuring against a Brexit-induced drop in sterling is easing off, while the pound is showing signs of...

    10. April 14, 2016

      Brexit marks pound as currency to avoid

      The market’s version of the naughty step was a crowded place at the start of the year. Areas behaving badly and causing...

    11. April 12, 2016

      Sterling rally splutters as Brexit weighs on sentiment

      Sterling ran out of steam late on Tuesday, with firm inflation data unable to sustain the currency’s recent momentum....

    12. April 8, 2016

      Techno-nirvana is going mainstream but at what cost?

      We had news this week that Circle Internet Financial, a US start-up, was hooking up with Barclays in the UK to allow...

    13. April 7, 2016

      Sterling insurance rises on Brexit risk

      The price of protection against a big drop in sterling around the date of the EU referendum continued rising on...

    14. April 5, 2016

      Time to take a breather on Brexit risk

      Looking clever in financial markets is not only about being right about the game-changing events that seem obvious in...

    15. April 3, 2016

      Sterling fears mount as Britain nears vote on EU

      The cost of buying protection against a plunge in the value of sterling after the EU referendum has soared to levels...

    16. April 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing hit by weak export orders

      Activity in Britain’s manufacturing industry has stalled, with companies cutting jobs as export orders continue to...

    17. March 25, 2016

      Sterling insurance cost rises to six-year high

      The cost to insure against, or profit from, a large drop in the pound rose to a six-year high this week. Britain will...

    18. March 23, 2016

      Brexit fears add to pressure on pound

      Investors are showing greater concern over the outlook for sterling than at any time in the last six years in a sign of...

    19. March 23, 2016

      Sterling options: the boat has sailed

      On Wednesday, sterling three-month volatility spiked from 11 to 14.5 per cent. Once more, this time in English: on...

    20. March 22, 2016

      Sterling slides on negative sentiment with renewed Brexit worries

      The pound slid on Tuesday as sentiment towards the UK turned negative, reflecting a combination of internal government...

    21. March 17, 2016

      Bank of England says fall in pound caused by Brexit vote

      The sharp fall in the value of the pound since last autumn has been caused by uncertainty about the upcoming referendum...

    22. March 2, 2016

      What will Brexit do to the FTSE, UK property and the pound?

      The markets have had several days to digest David Cameron’s February 20 announcement that the UK will go to the polls...

    23. February 29, 2016

      Foreign investors shun UK gilts

      Foreign investors are increasingly shunning UK government debt as international confidence in sterling has been hit by...

    24. February 29, 2016

      Top 10 hits and misses from Lord King’s list of predictions

      Mervyn King’s prediction that the eurozone will collapse under its own political and economic contradictions raises the...

    25. February 26, 2016

      Sterling suffers hefty weekly loss on Brexit fears

      It has been a difficult week for sterling. A fall of 2.8 per cent to $1.3857 meant it had dropped to its lowest level...

    26. February 25, 2016

      Sterling’s fall brings winners and losers across the economy

      Sterling remained stuck around the $1.39 mark on Thursday, after the heavy toll taken on the pound by Brexit fears this...

    27. February 24, 2016

      Cost of sterling insurance rises steeply

      The cost of insuring investment portfolios and business activities against a weaker pound rose sharply on Wednesday as...

    28. February 24, 2016

      Sterling slides to seven-year low on EU exit concerns

      Concern over Britain’s place in the EU has pushed the pound below $1.39 for the first time since 2009, a level...

    29. February 24, 2016

      Pound poised for extended weakness on Brexit fears

      US statesman Henry Kissinger once remarked drily during a particularly hectic episode at the State Department: “There...

    30. February 22, 2016

      How to weaken your currency: lessons from Boris Johnson

      Eat your heart out Mario Draghi, or Haruhiko Kuroda for that matter. If you really want to weaken your currency, puny...

    31. February 22, 2016

      David Cameron battles rebellion as sterling slides to 7-year low

      Sterling hit a seven-year low on Monday as David Cameron defended Britain’s membership of the EU against a rising tide...

    32. February 22, 2016

      Pound hits 7-year low on Brexit fears

      Sterling was heading on Monday for its biggest single-session loss since October 2009 as David Cameron defended...

    33. February 22, 2016

      Traders struggle to price in Brexit

      Market commentators and pub bores share one thing in common. When they use the phrase, “this time is different”, you...

    34. February 19, 2016

      Pound dips near three-week low on worse than expected surplus

      Sterling flirted with a three-week low against the dollar on Friday following the release of worse than expected public...

    35. February 16, 2016

      Sterling sails on stormy Brexit waters

      Sterling set sail on its 2016 voyage in choppy waters, but the weather is about to get decidedly stormier. This week...

    36. February 15, 2016

      Brexit fears stalk currency markets ahead of EU summit

      Investors are betting that sterling is heading for another big tumble as currency markets are gripped by Brexit fears....

    37. February 2, 2016

      Yen strengthens as policy shift fades

      The yen strengthened and Japanese bond yields inched higher on Tuesday, as the currency and bond markets stabilised...

    38. January 28, 2016

      How Brexit will put extra pressure on the pound

      The “pound in your pocket” may feel a little lighter than it did at the start of the year. In the past month, sterling...

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