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    1. 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 could not...

    2. 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 focused...

    1. 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 relief...

    2. 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, with...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 coalition...

    6. 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 of the...

    7. 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 their...

    8. 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 strong...

    9. 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 April...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 against...

    12. 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 exalted...

    13. April 10, 2015

      Sterling falls to five-year low

      Sterling fell to a five-year low this week on a foreign exchange market experiencing rising volatility as interest rate and...

    14. April 9, 2015

      UK election risk hovers on horizon for markets

      When the UK last held a national election in May 2010, Stephanie Flanders, then a BBC journalist, was sent to report on...

    15. March 26, 2015

      Sterling’s allure fades as rate rise doves prevail

      Currency traders and sterling have been enjoying the kind of on-off relationship common to lovestruck teenagers at the local...

    16. March 17, 2015

      Pound conversion - New-look coin unveiled

      A 15-year-old from the West Midlands has beaten more than 6,000 rivals to win a competition to design the new £1 coin. David...

    17. March 17, 2015

      Sterling traders will be wary over UK Budget

      Global markets don’t tend to get very excited about the UK government’s Budget day. A penny off a pint of bitter does not a...

    18. March 16, 2015

      Sterling bounce offers temporary reprieve

      Sterling recovered some of the ground lost against the dollar ahead of Wednesday’s annual Budget statement, but sentiment in...

    19. March 15, 2015

      Exchange rates put squeeze on UK business

      Quantitative easing in Europe and the prospect of an interest rate rise in the US have created a uniquely difficult...

    20. March 12, 2015

      Pound’s outlook clouded by election uncertainty

      Amid the currency cacophony stirred up by the euro’s sharp decline against the dollar, the steady rise of the UK pound...

    21. March 11, 2015

      Sterling volatile in run-up to UK election

      Don’t forget the pound. While there is no doubt about where the main action is currently taking place on the currency market...

    22. February 13, 2015

      Is foreign exchange news or noise?

      Fluctuating currency fortunes What could you do with $2bn? It’s about four times what the UK government is spending on the...

    23. February 13, 2015

      Krona and sterling show contrasting fortunes

      Central bank action drove currency markets this week, leaving Sweden’s krona lower after a rate cut from its monetary...

    24. February 11, 2015

      Sterling strength underpinned by BoE policy

      Brits fancying a trip to Paris, Rome or Madrid are quids in. At one point on Wednesday, it took less than 74 pence to buy...

    25. January 16, 2015

      Swiss surge could boost income investors

      UK investors who hold European and even UK equity income funds stand to benefit from the Swiss National Bank’s decision to...

    26. January 13, 2015

      Sterling falls after UK inflation hits low

      Sterling slipped back against the dollar on Tuesday after inflation data for December returned to a series low, casting...

    27. January 7, 2015

      Sterling slips on US rate rivalry reverse

      The Bank of England will deliver its monetary policy decision on Thursday. It is not expected to change anything, but the...

    28. October 14, 2014

      Sterling back at 13-month dollar low

      Weaker than expected inflation data hit sterling hard on Tuesday, after the data prompted renewed questions on the likely...

    29. September 18, 2014

      Sterling rise hits profits at UK’s biggest law firms

      The rise in the value of the pound this year has hit profits at the UK’s biggest law firms, data show. The top ten UK firms...

    30. September 12, 2014

      Pound coin design competition opens

      The design of the new £1 coin has been opened to the public, with the launch of a £10,000 competition to propose the look of...

    31. September 9, 2014

      FTSE eyes boost from sterling McWobble

      The fretting over Scottish independence has rattled currency traders and equity investors. But could this market McWobble...

    32. September 8, 2014

      A bad campaign is not the real unionist problem for Scotland

      Big things do not happen for small reasons. When countries go to war it is because their vital interests clash; when a...

    33. September 3, 2014

      FTSE returns to dotcom bubble level

      The UK’s FTSE 100 share index hit a 14-year high on Wednesday, as global central bank policy actions pushed equity prices...

    34. August 20, 2014

      Sterling weakness may be just what the Bank of England ordered

      For most of the past year, sterling’s rise has been relentless. The strength of the UK recovery – in stark contrast with the...

    35. August 20, 2014

      Sterling gains after Bank of England vote breakdown

      Sterling rose on Wednesday, defying a broad trend for a stronger dollar, after the surprise news that two members of the...

    36. August 8, 2014

      It takes two to tango over sterling, says SNP dissident

      It comes as no surprise to Jim Sillars that the Scottish National party has taken a beating over the pound this week. The...

    37. August 4, 2014

      Sterling stabilises after July weakness

      The pound edged higher after several days of consecutive losses against the dollar ahead of a key Bank of England rate...

    38. August 1, 2014

      Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

      When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

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