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Sterling hits all-time low vs yen

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.

Sterling hits 8-mth low vs dollar, falls 1 pct on day

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.

Sterling hits weakest vs yen since January 2009

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.

Sterling hits lowest vs dollar in nearly 2 months

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.

Sterling hits 8-week low vs currency basket

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.

Sterling reverses gains vs dollar, hits session low

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.

Sterling falls, BoE shows no votes for rate rise

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.

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