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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. January 28, 2016

      Stronger UK growth boosts sterling

      Sterling strengthened against other major currencies on Thursday following data showing the UK economy expanded at a...

    2. January 27, 2016

      Chinese turmoil teaches three basic truths about Brexit

      Talk does not cook rice. Invoking this Chinese proverb last week, George Osborne urged action not words to mitigate a...

    3. January 13, 2016

      Sterling set to remain under pressure

      The Bank of England will reveal and publish minutes relating to its latest monetary policy decision on Thursday....

    4. January 12, 2016

      Pound feels pressure from weaker oil

      Sterling slid to its lowest level against the dollar in more than five years on Tuesday, hit by a combination of weak...

    5. January 7, 2016

      Yen, euro and gold sought by investors

      Flight to safety dominated a volatile foreign exchange market on Thursday as the new year climate of fear drove...

    6. December 9, 2015

      Commodity currencies pause from sell-off

      Investors pushed back hard against the US dollar on Wednesday, providing relief for commodity currencies and enabling...

    7. November 30, 2015

      Sterling falls below $1.50 against dollar

      Sterling fell below $1.50 for the first time since April on Monday, in a sign of the market’s growing anticipation of...

    8. November 11, 2015

      Traders sell sterling after dovish BoE and strong US jobs data

      Traders liquidated sterling long positions at record levels after the Bank of England turned dovish and strong US jobs...

    9. November 4, 2015

      BoE policy decision looms over sterling

      It is another “Super Thursday”, expect fireworks on November 5th. The Bank of England delivers its policy decision and...

    10. November 1, 2015

      Poor returns from overseas investment hit UK current account

      The drop in oil prices and poor returns from overseas investments in the extractive industry have combined to swell...

    11. October 27, 2015

      Do not rule out a run on sterling

      Is sterling riding for a fall? The UK’s current account deficit is certainly worryingly large. From less than 2 per...

    12. October 13, 2015

      Deflation takes pound down after M&A lift

      Sterling whipsawed through Tuesday trading, climbing sharply on expectations of one of the UK’s biggest M&A deals...

    13. October 1, 2015

      Sterling’s bright plumage begins to fade

      Who’s been plucking away at sterling’s feathers? The British pound was the summer success story on FX, making inroads...

    14. September 16, 2015

      Sterling strengthens on faster UK pay growth

      Sterling took advantage of the lull before Thursday’s Federal Reserve meeting to make strong gains on the dollar and...

    15. September 8, 2015

      M&A flows fuel sterling strength

      Signs of increasing risk appetite, fuelled by M&A activity, drove sterling to a second consecutive day of gains despite...

    16. August 18, 2015

      Sterling climbs on UK inflation rise

      Currency traders took a shine to sterling following surprise UK inflation data, strengthening the argument of Bank of...

    17. August 5, 2015

      All eyes on sterling’s ‘Super Thursday’

      The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’s “unreliable boyfriend” is turning over a new leaf, catching the attention of the...

    18. July 27, 2015

      Strong pound squeezes UK manufacturers

      Order books at British manufacturers have shrunk to their lowest level in two years in July, with companies blaming the...

    19. July 23, 2015

      Sterling knocked by weak retail sales data

      Sterling came off the best of its recent elevated levels against the dollar on Thursday after an unexpected fall in...

    20. July 21, 2015

      Sterling bulls ride BoE rate debate

      Sterling is being tipped to strengthen over the summer as currency strategists gear up for a split in Bank of England...

    21. July 8, 2015

      Foreign exchange traders focus on US and UK policy race

      With a deferential style at which the British excel, the Bank of England has politely allowed its American cousin, the...

    22. June 11, 2015

      Dollar maintains strength after retail sales

      The biggest rise in US retail sales in more than a year triggered swings in currency trading that left the dollar...

    23. June 3, 2015

      Footsie waits for a forex boost

      Stock markets have been paying a lot of attention to forex of late. There is a perception that the inverse correlation...

    24. June 1, 2015

      Pound falls as UK manufacturing disappoints

      Investors backed off sterling, cuddled up to the dollar and consigned the yen to a new 12-year low as a raft of...

    25. May 13, 2015

      Sterling volatile after jobs data and Bank of England report

      The Bank of England took the wind out of sterling’s sails by lowering its growth forecasts for the UK economy, but...

    26. May 11, 2015

      Sterling rebounds on rising inflation risk

      Sterling’s post-election rally maintained momentum on Monday, reaching a 2015 high against the dollar as sentiment...

    27. May 8, 2015

      General election: Pound surges and FTSE 100 gains 2.3%

      Investors cheered the result of a Conservative UK government, pushing sterling, share and bond prices firmly higher,...

    28. May 8, 2015

      General election: Markets must temper relief at UK poll result

      We do not have the uncertain outcome to the UK general election that pretty much everyone expected. A bit of market...

    29. May 7, 2015

      Sterling falls ahead of long election night

      Sterling was drifting lower on Thursday and investors were selling UK government debt as voting began in the UK general...

    30. May 6, 2015

      Markets wise to election script after 2010 unease

      It is the eve of the UK election, and the markets are in a state of unease — not just about the prospects of a hung...

    31. May 6, 2015

      How UK assets are likely to move after election day

      Here is an investor guide sheet for Thursday’s UK election. Sterling. The prospect of either major party leading a...

    32. May 5, 2015

      Election uncertainty takes toll on traders

      Peel back the onion layers of uncertainty around Britain’s election on Thursday, and another doubt emerges. The first...

    33. May 4, 2015

      Sterling volatility jumps in run-up to UK election

      Fears over how an inconclusive result at the UK general election on Thursday could destabilise the pound have reached...

    34. May 1, 2015

      Sterling suffers bout of poll nerves

      Sterling dropped sharply against the dollar on Friday for a second consecutive day, falling 1.3 per cent following a...

    35. May 1, 2015

      Sterling declines amid election uncertainty

      Sterling fell for the second consecutive day against the dollar on Friday amid weak manufacturing managers’ data for...

    36. April 24, 2015

      Turkish lira sinks to record low

      Market disquiet over political interference plunged Turkey’s lira to a record low against the dollar in the wake of the...

    37. April 22, 2015

      Sterling retakes $1.50 after BoE minutes

      Sterling brushed aside naysayers’ warnings about an uncertain election outcome on Wednesday and made punchy gains...

    38. April 16, 2015

      UK general election uncertainty holds back sterling

      Election uncertainty has spooked currency investors and forced sterling to retreat, making a mockery of the pound’s...

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