British Pound


  • Political risk to sway GBP/USD in near term: Pro   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Political risk to sway GBP/USD in near term: Pro

    David Greene, head of dealing at AFEX Australia, says the cable will likely focus on political risks, with the U.K. set to hold its general election on May 7.

  • Euro falls on Greece debt worries, dollar rebounds Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:17 PM ET

    The euro slumped against the dollar on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks.

  • Dollar ends week lower after Yellen comments Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • UK's Labour party: Britain can do better   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    UK's Labour party: Britain can do better

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the Labour party's election campaign in the U.K., talking to to Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham about the National Health Service.

  • Dollar rallies, traders revisit bullish bets Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    The dollar was on track for its biggest one-day gain against the euro in a week on Thursday after traders reestablished bullish bets on the greenback.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 26- Raw sugar futures tested the prior session's six-year low in thin trade on Thursday, under pressure from a strengthening dollar, abundant supplies and light physical demand, while arabica coffee extended gains. New York cocoa futures eased, pressured by the weak sterling, and bucking the session's higher trend in larger commodity...

  • Dollar slips further after weak US durable goods data Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies after weaker-than-expected U.S. data combined with a robust survey of German business morale.

  • LONDON, March 25- Sterling fell against the euro on Wednesday, hitting a one-month low as investors pushed back expectations of interest rate hikes amid growing talk that inflation in Britain will stay low for sometime to come. Annual inflation in Britain dropped to zero in February and investors are factoring in the chance of a first rate hike in mid-2016,...

  • The dollar fell for a second straight session against a basket of major currencies after traders unwound bullish dollar positions.

  • *ECB president's speech, Greece in focus. SYDNEY, March 23- The dollar started trade in Asia on the defensive, after a volatile few days in the wake of the Federal Reserve's dovish steer, which cast doubts on bullish positions in the greenback. "Our technical analyst highlights a series of bearish weekly key reversals for USD against EUR, GBP and CAD, suggesting USD...

  • Dollar falters as Fed's interest rate view weighs Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    The dollar stumbled on Friday, capping its worst weekly performance against the euro in more than two years.

  • Dollar recovers from Fed-inspired losses Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    U.S. Currency

    Rebounding from steep losses in the previous session on a cautious Fed statement on interest rates, the dollar rose broadly.

  • Ed Balls: UK budget 'more murky' than sunny   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Ed Balls: UK budget 'more murky' than sunny

    Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the U.K. Labour party, discusses George Osborne's UK Budget, saying where there are problems for the future; adding that the budget looks "more murky" than sunny.

  • Dollar licks its wounds after Fed gores bulls Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:22 PM ET
    US Currency

    The dollar nursed hefty losses, having suffered its biggest one-day fall against the euro in six years after the Federal Reserve struck a dovish tone.

  • UK budget: The real shock factor   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    UK budget: The real shock factor

    Talking about the UK budget, Dr. Brian Hilliard, chief UK economist at Societe Generale, says that the UK is "doing pretty well, but there's more to be done."

  • Leadsom: UK growth not down to luck   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Leadsom: UK growth not down to luck

    The last U.K. budget speech before the U.K. general election has taken place. Andrea Leadsom, Economic Secretary to the Treasury of the Conservative Party, gives her reactions.

  • Leslie: Labour party has a better plan   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Leslie: Labour party has a better plan

    After the UK budget meeting, Chris Leslie, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, gives his reaction, explaining why the Labour plan is better for certain sectors.

  • Miliband: A budget the public won't believe   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Miliband: A budget the public won't believe

    At the UK budget debate, Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour party, criticizes the speech by George Osborne, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, as a Budget no one would believe.

  • UK budget had crowd-pleasing measures   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    UK budget had crowd-pleasing measures

    Rob Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg, said there were a "few crowd-pleasing measures" in the UK budget speech.

  • 'Britain is walking tall again': Osborne   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    'Britain is walking tall again': Osborne

    At this year's Budget, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, discusses the progress the country's economy has made over the last five years.