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....The pound has fallen sharply as traders react to the results of the general election. The currency markets had been expecting a clear victory for Theresa May's Conservatives, but the party does not appear set to win a Commons majority. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:42:36 PM
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....5%. On the currency markets, the pound edged up 0. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:44:34 AM
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....It is the first time that economic has slowed for two consecutive quarters - the technical definition of a recession - since 2009. The value of the rand fell by 1% on the currency markets. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:29:42 AM
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....1%. The pound lost ground on the currency markets, which analysts put down to political uncertainty. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 26th of May 2017 09:42:58 AM
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....2bn for Barclays and reduces its stake in Barclays Africa to about 15% as the bank refocuses on the UK and US markets. On the currency markets, the pound was 0. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:33:17 AM
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.... . On the currency markets, the pound rose slightly against the dollar, adding 0. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:34:08 AM
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....7m last year. On the currency markets, the pound slipped slightly against the dollar to $1. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
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....The pound immediately dropped in reaction to the shock 10pm exit poll, falling as much as 2% to $1. 27 in the currency markets, its lowest level in six weeks. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
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....Travellers heading overseas this year, who are worried about exchange rates, have been urged to consider buying some of their euros, dollars and other holiday money now to protect against further losses. Alexandra Russell-Oliver, currency markets analyst at Caxton, said: "In times of volatility and uncertainty, such as we are seeing now, hedging can be a useful strategy. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Soft Brexit, hard Brexit – What is the difference for expats? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:24:00 PM
....Type of Brexit will impact exchange rates. Even if much of the impact from Brexit will be felt back in the UK, as an expat you will not be able to escape the volatility of the currency market following the divorce. ...
Election 2017 pound latest: Should you buy euros and dollars after hung parliament? image
....Travellers heading overseas this year, who are worried about exchange rates, have been urged to consider buying some of their euros, dollars and other holiday money now to protect against further losses. Alexandra Russell-Oliver, currency markets analyst at Caxton, said: "In times of volatility and uncertainty, such as we are seeing now, hedging can be a useful strategy. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
....The pound immediately dropped in reaction to the shock 10pm exit poll, falling as much as 2% to $1. 27 in the currency markets, its lowest level in six weeks. ...
Election 2017: Pound under pressure amid Labour surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:42:36 PM
....The pound has fallen sharply as traders react to the results of the general election. The currency markets had been expecting a clear victory for Theresa May's Conservatives, but the party does not appear set to win a Commons majority. ...
FTSE 100 dips ahead of election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:34:08 AM
South Africa falls into second recession in a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:29:42 AM
....It is the first time that economic has slowed for two consecutive quarters - the technical definition of a recession - since 2009. The value of the rand fell by 1% on the currency markets. ...
FTSE 100 steady as Burberry shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
....7m last year. On the currency markets, the pound slipped slightly against the dollar to $1. ...
General Election 2017: Should YOU buy holiday money before the vote? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:06:00 PM
.... American Express, Travelex and Moneycorp are among the firms that will buyback holiday cash - but some firms limit the time for buyback and there are usually fees for the service. Alexandra Russell-Oliver, currency markets analyst at Caxton, said: "During times of volatility and around major political events, it can be worth purchasing your holiday money ahead of time or hedging your bets. ...
How to keep to budget when buying a property abroad image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:17:00 PM
....A consistent downtrend in pound exchange rates can therefore make it much more expensive to buy the same property than it was a few months ago, while a consistent uptrend could reduce the amount of sterling needed to secure the required amount of euros. Protecting yourself from the volatility of the currency markets is therefore a vital part of budgeting for a foreign property purchase. ...
First Group leads FTSE 250 losers' list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:33:17 AM
....2bn for Barclays and reduces its stake in Barclays Africa to about 15% as the bank refocuses on the UK and US markets. On the currency markets, the pound was 0. ...
UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:42:58 AM
....1%. The pound lost ground on the currency markets, which analysts put down to political uncertainty. ...
Retailers sag as FTSE 100 slides image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 08:04:48 AM
....3% to £525m, helped by fewer leaks following an investment programme. On the currency markets, the pound was flat against the dollar to $1. ...
What you should do before repatriating proceeds from your foreign property sale image
....This is because you will need to transfer the foreign currency proceeds of the sale back into pounds. This exposes you to the volatility of the currency markets, with fluctuating exchange rates able to drastically change the amount of money you actually receive. ...
FTSE 100 rises as sterling weakens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:02:52 PM
.... The FTSE 250 company was boosted after Macquarie lifted its rating to "outperform" from "neutral". On the currency markets, the pound fell back below the $1. ...
FTSE 100 rebounds and sterling rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:02:14 AM
....8% after announcing that chief financial officer Chris O'Shea was stepping down. On the currency markets, the pound rebounded back above the $1. ...
Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:31:25 PM
....9%, and the so-called "fear index", the VIX, reached its highest level in nearly one month. On the currency markets, the dollar was down 0. ...
FTSE 100 boosted by AstraZeneca rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:54:47 AM
....4% up. On the currency markets, the pound was down 0. ...
TalkTalk slumps 11% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:06:26 AM
What impact could the UK general election have on the pound? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 01:58:00 PM
....But how could the vote impact the pound? And what does this mean if you need to move money abroad?. Although the currency market generally hates uncertainty, the pound reacted positively to April’s surprise announcement from Prime Minister Theresa May regarding her plan to hold a general election on 8th June. ...
Energy shares still down on cap pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 07:38:39 AM
.... Other major miners joined the party with Anglo American and BHP Billiton both higher. On the currency markets, the euro touched $1. ...
FTSE 100 closes flat after French election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 08:33:34 AM
.... . On the currency markets, the euro touched $1. ...
FTSE 100 boosted by Pearson and IAG image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:08:03 AM
....95% after the retail giant announced it had appointed former Asda boss Archie Norman as its new chairman. On the currency markets, the pound was up 0. ...
Why has the pound shrugged off Theresa May's EU argy-bargy? | Nils Pratley image
. Are currency markets living in a different galaxy, as they say in Brussels? A single dinner at Downing Street has provoked verbal warfare between Theresa May and her EU negotiating partners-cum-foes, seemingly increasing the chances of a hard Brexit that almost everybody agrees would be bad news for the pound. ...
FTSE 100 lifted by HSBC and Shell results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:36:35 AM
....Revenues from online betting jumped 22%, helping total group revenue to rise 5%. On the currency markets, the pound rose 0. ...
Galliford shares hit by £100m project blow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:30:48 AM
....The company said it was very confident of exceeding its full-year guidance of 6% revenue growth. On the currency markets, the pound was down 0. ...
What does the UK election on June 8 mean for your finances if you live overseas? image
....If you currently live overseas, this election therefore has the potential to affect your finances on a long-term basis, as well as a short-term one. Theresa May’s surprise announcement of a general election caused notable volatility in the currency market. ...
Ocado shares boosted by M&S deal report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:52:03 AM
....9m for the first three months of the year. On the currency markets, the pound was given a boost by a stronger-than-expected survey of the UK's manufacturing sector. ...
Barclays pulls FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 11:29:13 AM
....7% after HSBC cut its rating on the company to "reduce" from "hold". On the currency markets, the pound shrugged off weaker-than-forecast UK growth data. ...
Exchange rate fluctuation is MORE of a threat to expat’s pensions than losing triple lock image
....Without any form of increase to your state pension, exchange rate fluctuation would still have cost you €52. 03 per month - that’s the equivalent of losing one month’s pension payments over a year - so you can see why volatility in the currency markets is the bigger threat. ...
Should you buy euros before the next round of the French election? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:07:00 PM
....With volatility expected, you may want to consider talking to a currency transfer specialist if you want insight into future GBP/EUR movement or guidance on the best transfer options for your requirements. If you need to purchase a large amount of euros you may also want to consider using a forward contract to fix the current exchange rate for up to two years in advance of making a transfer so you can defend your funds against sudden shifts in the currency market. ...
Buying a holiday home in Spain? This is how you can make BIG savings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:39:00 AM
.... The same £150,000 would have only commanded €165,000 when the GBP/EUR exchange rate was at its weakest levels of the year – a difference of €39,000. The volatility of the currency market can make timing your transfers tricky, but there are resources you can utilise to make sure you are getting the best return when moving your money abroad. ...
EU toughens Brexit stance and demands UK pay liabilities in euros image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 02:37:31 PM
....Leaked documents reveal the EU’s position has hardened in recent weeks since the publication of the European council’s draft guidelines, which offered an indication of the bloc’s opening stance last month. The European commission expects Britain to pay its estimated €60bn (£50bn) in liabilities in euros, leaving it to risk the currency markets at a time when the pound has been weak, according to a paper seen by Politico. ...
How much uncertainty can business take? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 01:57:40 PM
....Some said it could give her a stronger mandate in Brexit talks with the EU, but others warned it would distract from other issues. There was also concern it would spark further volatility on share and currency markets. ...
Supermarket woes dent FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:07:25 AM
.... . On the currency markets, the pound rose 0. ...
FTSE 100 takes flight after airline shares rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:39:41 AM
....8% after Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded its rating on the company to "buy". On the currency markets, the pound rose 0. ...
Pearson share slide drags down FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 07:40:37 AM
.... . On the currency markets, the pound was virtually unchanged against the dollar at $1. ...
Mining stocks still driving FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:26:15 AM
....7% fall. On the currency markets, the pound was up 0. ...
FTSE 100 slides as South African-exposed firms hit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 07:52:27 AM
Plumbing firm Wolseley leads FTSE higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:21:08 AM
....Schroders fund manager Nick Kirrage told the BBC that Tesco was paying a "premium" and he had "major concerns" about the deal. On the currency markets, the pound was down 0. ...
UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:37:42 AM
....7% higher than in February 2016. Sterling rose on the currency markets after news of the rise was announced, but the ONS said the bounce back had failed to recoup all the ground lost in December and January. ...
Next shares leads FTSE 100 higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:31:43 AM
.... . On the currency markets, sterling hit a one month high against the dollar on news of a stronger-than-expected rise in UK retail sales last month. ...
UK wages will soon lag behind prices – will the Bank take action? | Larry Elliott image
.... Inflation is on course to hit 3% later this year. The pound rose on the currency markets on the possibility that interest rates will go up sooner than expected. ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
....The company added that the housing market in London and the South East had now "stabilised" since the post-Brexit vote fall in sales. On the currency markets, the pound was up 0. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....The Bank caught "markets off guard" as it "was expected to be a dud of a meeting," he added. The surprise was reflected in the currency markets, where the pound turned losses against the dollar into a 0. ...
FTSE 100 slips after Brexit jitters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:57:01 AM
....Big retail and banking stocks have been particularly sensitive to political developments, as has the pound. On the currency markets, the pound fell to an eight-week low against the dollar, dropping 0. ...
UK shares lifted by takeover news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:09:59 AM
....6%, while Anglo American, Rio Tinto and Antofagasta also saw strong gains. On the currency markets, the pound rose 0. ...
FTSE 100 dragged lower as Paddy Power Betfair shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:33:52 AM
....In the FTSE 250, shares in Aggreko sank 11% after the temporary power provider said it expected profits to fall this year. On the currency markets, the pound fell 0. ...
FTSE 100 down despite Standard Life boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:00:40 AM
WPP warns on 'tepid' economic growth as profits jump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:25:26 AM
.... . Pre-tax profit for 2016 was 13% higher, excluding swings in currency markets, at £1. ...
FTSE closes down as WPP shares hit by cautious outlook image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:56:40 AM
....The firm reported improved profits and sales for 2016, but said it would struggle with "legacy issues" this year. On the currency markets, the pound fell after the survey of the UK's dominant service sector added to evidence that the economy has slowed since the start of the year. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:19:22 AM
....Some traders attributed the rise to Donald Trump's speech to Congress overnight, while others said it was to do with growing expectations of a US rate rise. On the currency markets, the pound fell 0. ...
Moneysupermarket shares hit as revenues dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:27:26 AM
RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:10:51 AM
....The company - which has been without a permanent chief executive since last July - said it expected to name a new head "in a few weeks' time". On the currency markets, the pound was down 0. ...
FTSE dragged down by ex-dividend firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:36:49 PM
...."With an improved outlook for defence budgets in a number of our markets, we are well placed to continue to generate attractive returns for shareholders," said chief executive Ian King. On the currency markets, the pound rose 0. ...
Pound's flash crash 'was amplified by inexperienced traders' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 01:19:04 PM
....Second, at 00:07:15, the Chicago Merchantile Exchange triggered its velocity logic mechanism, which pauses trading for 10 seconds on the futures exchange. Around this time, it become more difficult to find a price for the pound on the currency markets as there were not enough “bid” offers, which would have cushioned its falls. ...
FTSE 100 heads towards another record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 09:08:23 AM
....3% last year, adding that full-year profits were on track to meet its forecast range of £75m-£80m. On the currency markets, the pound was up 0. ...
FTSE hits 11th record close in a row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:46:22 PM
.... . On the currency markets, sterling rose against the dollar earlier on Thursday as the US currency weakened following a news conference from US President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday. ...

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