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Posted on: 11 December 2012
Sterling wore its "Made in Britain" label proudly yesterday. It was the best performer among the major currencies, if only by a hair's breadth.
Posted on: 10 December 2012
The Bank for International Settlements has been shining a light on what it sees as a growing bubble. Ultra-low interest rates are forcing investors into assets they would not normally touch with a dirty stick.
Posted on: 7 December 2012
Something was lost in translation yesterday afternoon when shadow chancellor Ed Balls replied to George Osborne's Awesome Statement...
Posted on: 6 December 2012
There wasn't much to laugh about in the Autumn Statement, which included a little bit of pain for everybody...
Posted on: 5 December 2012
The content of the Autumn Statement has been disseminated so widely on the 'net and by the newspapers that it's almost not worth George Osborne's while to go through it again in parliament.
Posted on: 4 December 2012
At 49.1 Britain's manufacturing sector PMI was also on the wrong side of the line but it was appreciably better than the predicted 48.0 and nearly two points higher than October's reading.
Posted on: 3 December 2012
Throwing sticks was pretty much the extent of investors' aggression in the currency market on Friday. The day's biggest movers were not in the group generally considered to be "major" currencies.
Posted on: 30 November 2012
Rather more than a single ink cartridge went into the Bank of England's semi-annual Financial Stability Report, launched by the governor yesterday. His bottom line was that British banks have insufficient capital.
Posted on: 29 November 2012
The European Commission has at last approved a €40bn loan to restructure Spain's troubled banks. It is part of the €100bn aid package approved in June.
Posted on: 28 November 2012
In the 24 hours since the Greek deal was announced the euro has fallen by three quarters of a US cent and by half a cent against the pound.
Posted on: 27 November 2012
The announcement of Mr Carney's appointment had an interesting effect on GBP/CAD, which jumped higher as investors sold the Loonie and bought the pound.
Posted on: 26 November 2012
Last week, the IMF said it was not allowed to lend to insolvent countries and that the only way to make Greece solvent was for its creditors to tear up some of their claims on the country...
Posted on: 23 November 2012
Predictably, David Cameron's ardent pursuit of a cut in the EU administration budget went down like a lead balloon in Brussels.
Posted on: 22 November 2012
British Prime Minister David Cameron will have bigger fish to fry than the EU bureaucracy's alcohol addiction when he turns up at today's summit meeting...
Posted on: 21 November 2012
There was a spat going on all night in Brussels about money; who should provide how much more for Greece and for how long.
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