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More random activity in Tokyo

Posted on: 28 May 2013

The Sherpas who look after Everest have a serious traffic problem as a result of the numbers trying to get to the top and down again...

Yen higher on latest BoJ comment

Posted on: 24 May 2013

There was no massive reaction from the pound but on average it is lower on the day. Whilst it gained half a US cent and strengthened by a similar proportion against the Northern Scandinavian crowns it lost ground almost everywhere else...

Point three or not point three?

Posted on: 23 May 2013

A handful of newspapers carry a story about a "giant badger" terrorising pupils at the imaginatively-named Folkestone School for Girls, a school for girls in Folkestone.

Lower inflation = lower pound

Posted on: 22 May 2013

Researchers have discovered that people working in London spend more time travelling to and from work than anywhere else in Britain.

All eyes on UK inflation data today

Posted on: 21 May 2013

Investors either failed to notice the prime minister's missive to Tory foot soldiers or missed the surrealism of a party leader beseeching his members to go along with whatever tangential policy wheeze he and his chums dream up on the spur of the moment...

More of the soporific same

Posted on: 20 May 2013

The euro fared reasonably well last week though, keeping pace with the pound and losing only a cent and a quarter to the US Dollar.

Quiet end to a quiet week

Posted on: 17 May 2013

It looked yesterday evening as though the Tory rebellion, which saw 130 voting against the Queen's Speech in the House of Commons, might be damaging to sterling.

Recovery still in governor’s sight

Posted on: 16 May 2013

The Secretary of State for Education has come up with a "radical rethink" about GCSE examination grades. Instead of A*******, A******, A*****, A****, A***, A**, A*, A, B and C he proposes grades of 1 to 10.

Today’s hot topics; employment and inflation

Posted on: 15 May 2013

Researchers have discovered a link between the number of Subway sandwich shops in a country and the obesity of its citizens.

Osborne enters lions’ den

Posted on: 14 May 2013

Seeking to rescue the French leader's popularity from a 221-year low, his government has come up with a cunning plan to win the peasants' adoration...

G7 green light for weaker yen

Posted on: 13 May 2013

The Japanese yen escaped summary punishment this weekend. After meeting in Aylesbury, G7 finance ministers held back from criticising Japan for its 30% devaluation of the yen...

Still no change from BoE

Posted on: 10 May 2013

In the few minutes before the Bank released the MPC's verdict yesterday, sterling spiked half a cent lower, only to stage a complete recovery when it became clear that the Bank Rate would remain at 0.5%.

No change expected from Old Lady

Posted on: 9 May 2013

At a press conference yesterday Luca Montezemolo, the chairman of Ferrari, said his firm would produce no more than 7,000 cars this year, 4% fewer than in 2012, despite having orders for more than that.

Stimulus is the new austerity

Posted on: 8 May 2013

Pope Benedict's abdication could have planted ideas in the minds of venerated but geriatric world leaders who might be past their peak and would prefer to enjoy their twilight years out of the spotlight.

RBA rate cut dents Aussie

Posted on: 7 May 2013

It was not just the emptores who were being cautious on Friday and Monday; the venditores were on their guard as well. The result was two days of mostly narrow ranges and lack of direction.