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%.
28 August 2013
Sterling dropped and then recovered sharply minutes after new Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told the world he has no plans to raise rates any time soon, but was upbeat on UK growth.
08 August 2013
The FTSE 100 closed 1.4% down on Wednesday after new Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave the market forward guidance, but sterling recovered after an initial drop.
05 August 2013
Andrew Broadhurst, head of institutional currency management services at the ECU Group and Fatih Yilmaz, partner at SLJ Macro Partners, explain the impact of talk of a slowdown in quantitative easing on currencies.
17 July 2013
The pound has slid sharply over the last few weeks versus a basket of currencies, while the US dollar has continued its 2013 resurgence, but where are the screaming buys in currency markets now?
17 July 2013
Sterling and gilt yields have jumped this morning after the latest Monetary Policy Committee minutes revealed Mark Carney and all other MPC members voted against more QE in July.
16 July 2013
A member of the Monetary Policy Committee told the Treasury today that “all of the discussions” at the Bank of England are about extending the quantitative easing programme rather than slowing it down.
11 July 2013
Investors backing the US dollar were caught out last night after Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said stimulus measures are likely to remain in place in the US for some time.
09 July 2013
Aggressive selling of sterling following last week's guidance on rates from the Bank of England has taken the pound to its lowest level in three years versus the dollar in trading today.
05 July 2013
The pound has fallen further against the dollar in early trading, deepening a slump that began yesterday after the Bank of England reassured investors about the future path of the base rate.
As we head into 2014, fund managers are facing a new world with reduced margins. James Budden, director of distribution at Baillie Gifford, argues it is a sacrifice worth making.
Stuart Edwards, fixed interest fund manager at Invesco Perpetual, considers where we are in the US economic recovery and monetary policy debate, and what this means for the global bond market as we move into 2014.
Bertrand Cliquet, fund manager of the Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Equity fund, explains his fund’s strategy and where he believes there is value in the sector.
China has made a series of reforms to liberalise the renminbi and could free up its bond market. Ing's Peter Sengelmann explains the implications for investors.
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