16 September 2014
The pound could dive a further 10% in as little as a week if a 'yes' vote on Scotland is approved, witnessing a sell-off reminiscent of sterling's fall on Black Wednesday more than 20 years ago, a manager has warned.
10 September 2014
Sterling fell further this morning as political leaders headed to Scotland to encourage a 'no' vote.
09 September 2014
Investors in all parts of the UK will face increased costs if Scotland votes for independence, Hargreaves Lansdown has warned.
08 September 2014
Sterling tumbled in overnight trading and was poised for further losses today after the latest poll showed Scotland is on course for independence.
03 September 2014
One of Europe's top officials has said Scotland will not be allowed to keep using the pound sterling and remain in the European Union in case of an independence vote.
12 August 2014
With the IMF warning sterling is 10% overvalued, the pound is fast moving up the list of ‘ugliest currencies', according to Simon Evan-Cook, director of multi-asset at Premier Asset Management.
11 August 2014
The managers of the Ruffer investment company have defended their portfolio's exposure to the US dollar, saying it will protect them against a trio of political events which could knock back sterling.
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.
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