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      Sterling and UK equities resume slide on Brexit fallout

      Sterling resumed its slide on Monday and UK stocks fell as investors’ initial shock over Britain’s vote to leave the EU...

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      George Osborne tries to reassure markets after Brexit vote

      George Osborne has sought to calm the turmoil in financial markets on Monday as sterling resumed its historic slide in...

    1. 12 hours ago

      Banks prepare for another day of currency mayhem

      Banks have called in extra staff in case more currency market violence ensues when trading begins in Asia on Monday....

    2. 16 hours ago

      Brexit and markets: the big questions this week

      Has the shakeout of bad positions ended? Investors bet big on the British electorate sticking with the EU. Over the...

    3. June 24, 2016

      A historic night for the pound that stunned a market

      The pound at $1.50 had such a lovely, clean ring to it. In the increasingly bitter referendum campaign, sterling was...

    4. June 24, 2016

      Pound tumbles to 30-year low as Britain votes Brexit

      The pound slumped to the lowest level in 30 years on Friday, tumbling as much as 13 per cent, as investors took fright...

    5. June 24, 2016

      Brexit: The Long View of a new Black Friday

      This column is called the Long View for a reason. It is incumbent on me to offer a long-term perspective on investing,...

    6. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      YouGov poll puts Remain ahead with 52%

      An opinion poll carried out today has put the Remain campaign ahead in the UK’s EU membership referendum with 52 per...

    7. June 23, 2016

      EU referendum: a trader’s checklist

      Financial markets, led by currencies, are poised for action in the early hours of Friday morning as votes in Britain’s...

    8. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Pound rides Brexit rollercoaster on D-Day

      Sterling is slipping back in mid-afternoon trading, paring back some of its storming gains which had sent it to as...

    9. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Sterling leaps to 6-month high on vote day

      The pound has surged to a six-month high while UK voters head to the polls on EU referendum day. Sterling has now leapt...

    10. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Sterling showing its nerves

      Sterling held firm overnight, buoyed by the latest signs that voters may be leaning towards remaining in the EU at...

    11. June 22, 2016

      Britons queue to exchange pounds ahead of referendum

      Long queues stretched outside foreign exchange bureaux in the City of London on Wednesday as people cashed in their...

    12. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Calm down dear - it's not 1992 for sterling

      (Probably.) That’s the conclusion of Deutsche Bank’s Alan Ruskin, who notes that when the UK left the European Exchange...

    13. June 22, 2016

      Sterling and Brexit: the lessons from past crashes

      Sterling’s pendulum mechanism is in full working order, veering sharply back and forth to the rhythm of EU referendum...

    14. June 21, 2016

      Pound takes breather after big jump

      The British pound was calmer on Tuesday after its recent run of volatility, edging higher against the US dollar in...

    15. June 21, 2016

      Timing will be everything for forex traders this week

      It’s not just Friday this week that will test sterling traders’ nerves. Thursday could also feel like feeding time at...

    16. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Sterling fights back: nears the year's high

      As you were. Nothing to see here. Two days away from a UK referendum on EU membership that could send it plunging,...

    17. June 21, 2016

      Banks braced for trading surge after Britain’s EU vote

      Banks and foreign-exchange trading venues are drafting in extra staff to ensure financial markets cope with heavy...

    18. June 20, 2016

      Pound surges as Brexit opinion polls show neck-and-neck race

      The pound posted its biggest gain in eight years on Monday after a series of polls showed that Britons are increasingly...

    19. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Sterling hits new high, now up over 2%

      Hold on to your Union Jack hats. Sterling is heading to the moon. Signs that the Remain camp has regained some momentum...

    20. June 17, 2016

      Sterling takes a bumpy round trip over the week

      Five days of heightened volatility ended with sterling in the same territory as it began the week, underlining the...

    21. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Sterling steadies; derivatives still show stress

      The pound is holding steady early in European trading, holding onto yesterday’s modest gains. But the nerves are of...

    22. June 16, 2016

      Don’t take your eyes off sterling as EU poll votes are counted

      Sterling has been the tip of the market spear during the ebb and flow of Brexit anxiety. A point that will soon be...

    23. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Late pick-up for sterling near $1.40

      A poor day for the Queen’s pound, albeit with some support kicking in now. The UK currency is now within striking...

    24. June 14, 2016

      Brexit risk compels investor flight to sidelines

      As the UK referendum on membership of the European Union draws near, much attention has focused on bets made on the...

    25. June 14, 2016

      Pound still looking shaky

      The apparent momentum behind the Leave campaign ahead of the EU referendum next week is getting the pound down. Again....

    26. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      EU vote: Sterling's 'Swissie shocker' moment?

      If the UK votes to leave the European Union, the blow to sterling could be on the same scale as the Swiss franc shocker...

    27. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Gilts blast to new record; sterling crumbling

      Well, this isn’t pretty. The rush to safe bets and growing nerves that the Bank of England may be nudged into fresh...

    28. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Sterling derivatives rocketing

      This is the market’s way of saying ‘tin hats on’. One-month sterling volatility – a measure of traders’ and investors’...

    29. June 10, 2016

      Pound under severe pressure on latest EU exit poll

      Volatility in currency markets intensified and the pound came under renewed selling pressure late on Friday after a...

    30. June 10, 2016

      Pound slides as poll shows more support for Brexit

      The British pound came under renewed selling pressure late on Friday after a new survey showed the campaign to leave...

    31. June 9, 2016

      Brokers and online venues prepare for Brexit volatility

      Retail trading platforms are demanding higher cash balances from their customers for transacting in sterling and UK...

    32. June 7, 2016

      Brexit jitters continue to stalk sterling

      Market jitters over Brexit resonated on Tuesday, with investors paying higher prices for protection against volatility...

    33. June 6, 2016

      Sterling volatility heads higher as Leave camp builds lead

      Brexit anxiety gripped investors after fresh polls underlined the renewed momentum for the Leave campaign, driving the...

    34. June 1, 2016

      Sterling volatility rockets after tighter Brexit poll

      The cost of protecting against swings in the value of the pound jumped to the highest level since just after the...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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