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    1. 14 hours ago

      The sharp costs of Brexit will be felt soon enough

      With apologies for asking the question yet again, what will the economic effects of the UK leaving the EU be? In the...

    2. August 22, 2016

      Sterling is not yet technically oversold

      Another week, another bearish record in sterling. According to official US data, speculators are now net short British...

    1. August 21, 2016

      Is this irrational exuberance? — markets questions for the week

      Here are the key questions we are asking at FT Markets as a new week beckons for investors. Have we entered irrational...

    2. August 18, 2016

      Sterling stuck in Brexit-vote phoney war

      Brexit has set off a phoney war between the markets and UK allies prime minister Theresa May and Bank of England...

    3. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Sterling on longest losing run against euro since 2013

      Poor old sterling. The pound has given up the gains it briefly enjoyed against the euro after July inflation data...

    4. August 15, 2016

      Pound drops below $1.29 as testing week begins

      Sterling began what is expected to be a testing week firmly on the back foot, dropping to one of its lowest levels in...

    5. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      RIT Capital Partners nervy over sterling and monetary 'experiment'

      Investment trust RIT Capital Partners, which in June walked away from a potential merger with Alliance Trust, has...

    6. August 12, 2016

      Travel money: beware the exchange rate traps

      British holidaymakers have been warned not to leave exchanging their travel money until the last minute, as buying...

    7. August 11, 2016

      Sterling touches lowest level in a month

      The pound hit its lowest level in a month, sliding further below the $1.30 level, as the fresh monetary stimulus from...

    8. August 9, 2016

      Sterling feels heat as downward trend gains momentum

      You know what they say: no-brainers are for people with no brains. But the allure of selling sterling, particularly...

    9. August 9, 2016

      Sterling under $1.30 on sluggish data and dovish words on policy

      Sterling fell to its lowest level in a month on Tuesday after a signal from a Bank of England policymaker that further...

    10. August 4, 2016

      Bank of England cuts rates and renews QE: how markets are reacting

      On Thursday, the Bank of England surprised investors — by meeting every possible expectation. Policymakers announced a...

    11. August 3, 2016

      The BoE’s Brexit day: what investors expect

      The Bank of England’s rate setters on Thursday will offer their latest assessment on the outlook for the British...

    12. July 28, 2016

      Ford warns of plant closures to combat $1bn Brexit blow

      Ford is considering closing plants in the UK and across Europe in response to Britain’s vote to leave the EU, as it...

    13. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Up then down - sterling's reaction to UK GDP

      UK GDP growth was more robust than expected in the second quarter, growing by 0.6 per cent compared to the previous...

    14. July 26, 2016

      UK earnings per share set for pound boost

      The Federal Reserve is expected to hold rates on Wednesday. But markets still think the next move is higher. In...

    15. July 22, 2016

      Pound hit hard as UK data signal more weakness

      One of the first indicators of Brexit’s impact on the UK economy has prompted a sharp fall in the pound, heralding a...

    16. July 21, 2016

      Brexit: winners and losers a month on

      As soothsayers, financial markets had a lousy Brexit. First, they pushed the pound up to $1.50 in foolish anticipation...

    17. The Exchange

      July 20, 2016

      The UK's balance of payments conundrum

      Those with long enough memories will know that the balance of payments used to be the UK economy’s Achilles heel....

    18. July 18, 2016

      Pound buoyed at start of testing week

      At the start of a likely testing week for sterling investors, the currency was resilient, buoyed by a big M&A deal from...

    19. July 17, 2016

      Turkey and risk appetite set tone for markets this week

      Here’s what we at FT markets are watching as a new trading week beckons. How will the Turkish lira and asset prices...

    20. July 15, 2016

      Wall Street retreats from record high

      Friday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks closed out a strong week on a slightly subdued note, even as further positive...

    21. July 15, 2016

      Pound bounce loses steam as investors expect August easing

      The pound slipped on Friday but remained firmer on the week against the US dollar after Bank of England chief economist...

    22. July 14, 2016

      Pound leaps as Bank of England holds fire on rates

      Sterling rose sharply, blue-chips’ shares erased their gains while gilt yields rose after the Bank of England caught...

    23. July 13, 2016

      Investors weigh likely effects on sterling of expected UK rate cut

      “We’re gonna need a bigger tub of grease,” may have been Mark Carney’s instruction to the Bank of England’s facilities...

    24. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Recovery position: Sterling (briefly) above $1.33

      Sterling is still picking up from those 31-year lows, gaining a further 0.5 per cent so far today to win a toe-hold...

    25. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Pound extends rally but still lags pre-Brexit level

      Sterling’s relief rally is showing no sign of letting up on Tuesday, as markets welcomed news that UK Home Secretary...

    26. July 12, 2016

      Sterling jumps as UK political drama eases

      The pound set the pace on Tuesday, approaching $1.33 with Theresa May set to become the next UK prime minister, while a...

    27. July 12, 2016

      Pound faces ‘May day’ volatility

      Thursday will be just another volatile day for the British pound. After waking up in 10 Downing Street for the first...

    28. July 12, 2016

      International investors will conclude the pound is cheap

      When Britain left the gold standard in September 1931, sterling fell 30 per cent before finding a floor in December of...

    29. July 11, 2016

      S&P 500 hits record in wake of jobs data

      Monday 21:00 BST. US stocks climbed to record highs as the positive afterglow from Friday’s robust non-farm payrolls...

    30. July 11, 2016

      Aldi and Lidl face threat from weak pound

      Aldi and Lidl face having their advance against the Big Four supermarkets checked as the sharp fall in the pound raises...

    31. July 10, 2016

      Brexit fallout and Bank of England set tone for markets this week

      How long will US bond and equity prices rally in tandem? High-flying equity prices should not be accompanied by record...

    32. July 8, 2016

      Brexit: Weighing the costs of a lighter pound

      Everywhere Stephen Glancey looks, he finds Brexit and the sharp fall in the pound clouding his view. The chief...

    33. July 8, 2016

      The weaker pound offers cold comfort this time

      On the face of it, the big fall in sterling since the British EU referendum is a silver lining in the dark economic...

    34. July 7, 2016

      Brexit and sterling: burn, baby, burn

      Fetishism is always a temptation for Tory MPs. Their riskiest kink is for strong sterling, rather than peccadilloes...

    35. July 7, 2016

      How low will the pound fall?

      The pound has fallen more than 20 cents in the wake of Brexit. Analysts expect further declines. With sterling...

    36. July 7, 2016

      Back to the future for UK’s pound as 1985 decline revisited

      As the pound reflects doubts about a rudderless country drifting towards exit from the EU, eyes and minds are drawn to...

    37. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Sterling gets its mojo back; Over $1.30

      The patient is stable, and even sitting up in bed. Sterling has turned a spell of stability after its latest lurch...

    38. July 7, 2016

      The UK’s political vacuum may spark a bigger fall in sterling

      The decline in sterling since the EU referendum to a 31-year low against the dollar, and the 10 per cent drop in its...

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