• Reuters - UK Focus

    Nightmare before Christmas? Traders dig in for long British election night

    It's the time of year when London's bankers and traders wind down and prepare for holidays. Instead, many are cancelling leave and will work all night on Thursday as Britain votes in an unpredictable election that could convulse global markets. Major banks including Barclays and HSBC also plan

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    FOREX-Dollar slips vs. euro after upbeat German economic data

    The dollar slipped against the euro on Tuesday after a better-than-expected German economic sentiment survey boosted the common currency even as continued uncertainty about the outlook for U.S.-China trade talks kept large moves in the FX market in check. The euro was 0.16% higher at $1.108 after the

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    FOREX-Euro buoyed by stronger-than-expected German economic data

    The euro rose on Tuesday after a better-than-expected German economic sentiment survey, with moves limited by doubts that the release will change the rhetoric of the European Central Bank. The dollar was little changed versus the safe-haven Japanese yen as investors remained wary of a deadline for U.S

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Sterling shrugs off weak GDP data, cements gains before election

    Sterling edged higher on Tuesday, cementing recent gains as traders shrugged off weak economic growth data and kept an eye on the final days of campaigning before Britain's general election on Thursday. The pound on Monday reached a seven-month high against the dollar and a two-and-a-half-year high

  • UK economy fails to grow for third month in a row as Brexit effect takes hold
    The Independent

    UK economy fails to grow for third month in a row as Brexit effect takes hold

    The UK economy has suffered its worst three months in more than a decade, after unexpectedly flatlining in October amid continued Brexit uncertainty and increasing global trade tensions.The economy registered zero growth in October after contracting in August and September. Not since the aftermath of

  • Sterling shrugs off weak GDP data, cements gains before election
    Reuters

    Sterling shrugs off weak GDP data, cements gains before election

    Sterling edged higher on Tuesday, cementing recent gains as traders shrugged off weak economic growth data and kept an eye on the final days of campaigning before Britain's general election on Thursday. The pound on Monday reached a seven-month high against the dollar and a two-and-a-half-year high

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Sterling cements recent gains ahead of GDP data

    Sterling edged higher on Tuesday, cementing recent gains as traders awaited data on economic growth and industrial production and kept an eye on the final days of campaigning ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday. The pound on Monday hit a new 7-month high against the dollar and a 2-1/

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    FOREX-Euro steady ahead of Fed, ECB meetings and expected US tariffs

    The euro was little changed versus the dollar on Tuesday as investors were wary of a looming deadline for U.S. tariffs on China, the British election and upcoming Federal Reserve and European Central Bank meetings. The greenback was neutral against a basket of six other major currencies. This is "

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Even as pound rallies, traders wary of post-election downside, options show

    Expectations of a Conservative Party victory in Thursday's UK election have sent the pound rocketing - but some investors are hedging themselves against a surprise outcome that could deal the currency a mighty blow. Since early November, sterling has rallied 2% against the dollar, hitting a seven-month

  • Global stocks, dollar slip as U.S.-China trade deadline looms

    Global stocks, dollar slip as U.S.-China trade deadline looms

    The dollar eased and global stock markets slipped on Tuesday as uncertainty kept risk appetite in check days ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline for a new round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Investors were again torn between remarks that suggested a positive outcome to the 17-month U.S.-Sino trade war

  • Even as pound rallies, traders wary of post-election downside, options show
    Reuters

    Even as pound rallies, traders wary of post-election downside, options show

    Expectations of a Conservative Party victory in Thursday's UK election have sent the pound rocketing - but some investors are hedging themselves against a surprise outcome that could deal the currency a mighty blow. Since early November, sterling has rallied 2% against the dollar, hitting a seven-month

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Even as pound rallies, traders wary of post-election downside, options show

    Expectations of a Conservative Party victory in Thursday's UK election have sent the pound rocketing - but some investors are hedging themselves against a surprise outcome that could deal the currency a mighty blow. Since early November, sterling has rallied 2% against the dollar, hitting a seven-month

  • Will the pound go up in value if Labour wins the general election?
    The Guardian

    Will the pound go up in value if Labour wins the general election?

    Will the pound go up in value if Labour wins the general election?. We examine John McDonnell’s claim that Labour’s spending plans could boost sterling Latest election news – live updates

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    TREASURIES-U.S. yields slide, in line with Europe, after poor Chinese data

    Treasury yields also dropped in line with those on global sovereign bonds. German benchmark bond yields slid, disregarding unexpectedly strong trade data from Germany. China's trade surplus for November stood at $38.73 billion, compared with an expected $46.30 billion surplus in the poll and a

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    FOREX-Dollar slips vs yen, Swiss franc as Chinese data hurts risk appetite

    The dollar slipped against the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Monday as weak Chinese export data dented risk appetite and highlighted the economic damage from the 17-month-long trade war, while the pound rose on the latest polls ahead of this week's British election. China's exports in November

  • Pound hits 31-month high against euro
    Yahoo UK Finance Video

    Pound hits 31-month high against euro

    Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut has the latest from London.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    FOREX-Aussie, yuan cede ground as trade deadline looms; pound jumps

    Sterling hit a fresh 2-1/2 year high against the euro after an opinion poll showed the governing Conservative Party has extended its lead over rivals ahead of Thursday's national election. Attention shifted to U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank policy meetings this week. A fast-approaching

  • Reuters

    Ireland to borrow less in 2020 due to pre-funding

    Ireland plans to borrow between 10 billion euros (£8.59 billion) and 14 billion euros in 2020, the country's debt agency said on Monday, down from the 15 billion euros raised this year that will cover some of its future requirements. The National Treasury Management Agency has taken advantage of

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Ireland to borrow less in 2020 due to pre-funding

    Ireland plans to borrow between 10 billion euros and 14 billion euros in 2020, the country's debt agency said on Monday, down from the 15 billion euros raised this year that will cover some of its future requirements. The National Treasury Management Agency has taken advantage of record low interest

  • EU approves 3.2 billion euro state aid for battery research
    Reuters

    EU approves 3.2 billion euro state aid for battery research

    The approval is for projects in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The 3.2 billion euro in public funding, is expected to unlock an additional 5 billion euro in private investments.

  • Asia, hopes for a fiscal splurge cheer euro zone investors, Sentix shows
    Reuters

    Asia, hopes for a fiscal splurge cheer euro zone investors, Sentix shows

    Morale among investors in the euro zone jumped for the second month in a row amid buoyant Asian economies and growing expectations of fiscal intervention by governments nearer home, a survey showed. The survey of 1,000 institutional and 4,000 private investors found that a growing number now expected

  • Pound stays firm on expectations of Conservative election win, off highs
    Reuters

    Pound stays firm on expectations of Conservative election win, off highs

    Sterling remained strong on Monday, buoyed by opinion polls that point to the ruling Conservative Party winning Britain's general election on Thursday, though the currency surrendered some gains when a later poll showed their lead narrowing a little. The pound earlier hit a seven-month high against

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Pound stays firm on expectations of Conservative election win, off highs

    Sterling remained strong on Monday, buoyed by opinion polls that point to the ruling Conservative Party winning Britain's general election on Thursday, though the currency surrendered some gains when a later poll showed their lead narrowing a little. The pound earlier hit a seven-month high against

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    FOREX-Dollar holds ground as central bank meetings loom, pound jumps

    The dollar held its ground on Monday thanks to last week's stronger-than-expected jobs data, although worries about U.S./China trade talks kept gains in check, while Britain's pound jumped on the latest polls ahead of this week's election. Sterling hit a fresh 2-1/2 year high against the

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID EUROPE-Sterling surges ahead of UK election

    Sterling is the big mover first thing as we enter a critical week for world markets. The pound surging to 2-1/2 year highs against the euro and 7-month highs on the dollar, with traders increasingly confident the ruling Conservative Party will be returned to power with an overall parliamentary majority

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