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.
03 December 2013
Sterling hit a five-year high on Monday as data from the UK's manufacturing sector came in stronger than expected.
15 November 2013
Macro data was at the forefront of investors' minds this week, after a surprise drop in UK inflation sent the pound lower.
01 October 2013
Sterling rose to its highest level in nine months against the US dollar as the US government slipped into a partial shutdown.
27 September 2013
The FTSE 100 index was in the red just after midday, dragged down by mining stocks which sold-off as oil and metals prices weakened.
13 September 2013
Hargreaves Lansdown's legal challenge to HMRC's move to tax platform rebates was the story of most interest to Investment Week's readers this week.
11 September 2013
Sterling has risen to a seven-month high against the dollar after the UK’s unemployment rate unexpectedly dipped from 7.8% to 7.7%.
Foreign exchange markets are at a significant juncture, with currency misalignment likely to increase in the second quarter, writes Neil Staines, head of FX trading at The ECU Group.
Alain Defise, investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, argues emerging market corporate bonds offer a way to tap into the ‘dynamism’ of the developing world, while shielding investors from the volatility associated with emerging currencies and stocks.
Returns from European high yield are low, leading many investors to look elsewhere. But technical support is still in place and the outlook is sanguine, says Alliance Trust investment's Kenny Watson.
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