13 June 2014
Housebuilder stocks have fallen and the pound is nearing 1.70 against the dollar as investors react to Mark Carney’s change of tack on interest rates and new measures that may curb mortgage borrowing.
05 June 2014
Stock markets have jumped this afternoon following a series of drastic measures from the European Central Bank to stave off a downturn and boost inflation.
22 May 2014
Sterling has fallen back below $1.69 after worse-than-expected borrowing figures disappointed those investors hoping for further confirmation the economy is back on track.
21 May 2014
Sterling has spiked further against the dollar and other currencies after strong retail sales and minutes of the latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting stirred up the rate hike debate.
13 May 2014
An independent Scotland would face a "capital flight" if it did not retain the pound, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank.
01 May 2014
Sterling has risen above $1.69 against the US dollar during trading, nearing its highest level for five years following the release of strong manufacturing data for April.
17 April 2014
Sterling has climbed to a four-year high against the dollar after the UK's jobless rate, one of the triggers for an interest rate rise, was breached.
24 March 2014
Andrew Cole, investment director at Barings, has warned sterling “could get ugly” during the next six months, ahead of the 2015 general election, but said it remains the best of a bad bunch for now.
14 February 2014
Weaker US data and ongoing expectations of tighter UK monetary policy have helped boost gold and sterling respectively as the dollar loses ground.
14 February 2014
Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has accused the three main UK parties of "bluff, bluster and bullying" after they rejected plans to share the pound with an independent Scotland.
12 February 2014
Sterling has climbed against a basket of currencies including the dollar this morning after the Bank of England altered its forward guidance policy and revealed GDP is expected to overshoot expectations.
06 February 2014
Investec is considering the sale of Kensington, its intermediary mortgage business in the UK, and has appointed Fenchurch Advisory to conduct the procedure.
30 January 2014
Sterling will continue to strengthen this year as investors continue to price in an earlier-than-expected rate rise, according to currency group ECU’s head of trading and execution.
23 January 2014
The sharp drop in the UK unemployment rate and mounting expectations of a 2014 rate hike pushed sterling to a two-year high versus the US dollar in morning trading.
14 January 2014
Pioneer Investments has launched a UK version of its Absolute Return Bond fund, run by Tanguy Le Saout and Cosimo Marasciulo.
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