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Pound held back as traders await Carney's testimony on Brexit

Oct 25 2016 12:32

The pound has held to its narrowest range this year before Bank of England Governor Mark Carney answers questions in the House of Lords on the economic consequences of the Brexit vote.


Dollar rises on US rate bets, Asia markets struggle

Oct 25 2016 07:37

The dollar has risen in Asia as the chances of an interest rate hike were further boosted, but stock traders were unable to capitalise on a positive lead from Wall Street.


Pound struggles to hold gain as concern shifts

Oct 24 2016 14:32

The pound has struggled to hold onto gains as concern escalated that banks may leave Britain should it opt for a “hard” Brexit that restricts their access.

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Unwelcome bond coins intensify Zim cash crunch

Oct 24 2016 12:07

The cash crisis in Zimbabwe has just gone up a notch as banks started giving out bond coins to depositors withdrawing cash, limited to either $50 or $100 per day.


Euro approaches seven-month low on renewed policy bet

Oct 24 2016 08:50

The euro has slipped toward a seven-month low amid speculation the European Central Bank will maintain its easy monetary policy.


Dollar strengthens on US rate outlook

Oct 21 2016 13:58

The dollar has risen, reaching the strongest level against the euro since March, on speculation US monetary policy will diverge from stimulus measures.

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