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UK borrowing figures beat expectations and boost pound

UK government borrowing figures yesterday beat forecasts and showed the lowest borrowing for an August since the financial crisis.

Pound boosted by strong UK retail sales

Unexpectedly strong UK retail sales boosted the pound yesterday, as markets eagerly awaited the results of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy

Johnson and Carney comments continue to ...

Yesterday saw markets still worried by Monday’s row over Boris Johnson’s Brexit article and comments from Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney.

Johnson Brexit comments spark fears of Tory ...

The row over claims the UK could benefit from Brexit to the tune of £350 million per week was reignited again yesterday, weighing on Sterling as furth

Weekly roundup: AUD and NZD turbulent on ...

AUD and NZD were on volatile form last week as market demand for risky assets cooled. Signals from the Australian and New Zealand economies were mixed

Weekly roundup: End of week boost for US ...

The US dollar may have been on soft form at the beginning of the week, but strong inflation data gave USD a boost before the weekend. Odds of an inter

Weekly roundup: Caution from ECB policymakers ...

Appetite for the euro was soft for much of last week. Comments from members of the European Central Bank (ECB) were largely gloomy, causing markets to

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