Thu, Sep 22 2011
LONDON, Sept 22 - Sterling hit an all-time low versus the yen on Thursday after concerns about a slowdown in the U.S. economy prompted investors to dump higher-risk currencies, including the pound, versus perceived safe havens.
Wed, Sep 21 2011
LONDON, Sept 21 - Sterling hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday, falling 1 percent on the day after minutes from the Bank of England's latest policy meeting suggested an increasing possibility that the UK central bank may ease monetary policy in the coming months.
Mon, Sep 19 2011
LONDON, Sept 19 - Sterling hit its lowest against the yen in more than 2 1/2 years on Monday as speculation about the possibility of a Greek debt default prompted investors to sell relatively risky currencies against the yen, which is often considered to be a safe-haven currency.
Fri, Sep 9 2011
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Thu, Sep 8 2011
LONDON, Sept 8 - Sterling hit session highs and gilt futures pared gains on Thursday after the Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged and held off from increasing its asset-buying programme.
LONDON, Sept 8 - Sterling jumped to a session high against the dollar and the euro on Thursday, as traders cited a UK clearer buying the pound against the single currency.
LONDON, Sept 8 - Sterling hit its weakest versus the dollar in nearly two months on Thursday, extending losses as some investors speculated the Bank of England may announce more economic stimulus when it makes its monthly policy announcement later in the day.
LONDON, Sept 8 - Sterling hit an eight-week low against a currency basket on Thursday as the pound sold off slightly on speculation the Bank of England may announce more economic stimulus when it releases it monetary policy decision later in the day.
Fri, Sep 2 2011
LONDON, Sept 2 - Sterling hit a session low against the dollar on Friday as the dollar rallied across the board on safe-haven demand after data showing U.S. jobs growth ground to a halt highlighted weakness in the U.S. economy and raised concerns about the health of the global economy.
Wed, Aug 17 2011
LONDON, Aug 17 - Sterling hit a session low against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday after Bank of England minutes showed two policymakers had backed down from their argument to raise interest rates, while figures showed a big jump in UK jobless claims.
These days Washington is not known for bipartisanship, but every now and then a breakthrough is made. It is noteworthy that Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Senator John McCain, a Republican, are appearing together at a forum in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.