British Pound


  • Euro hovers near 9-yr lows, undermined by ECB QE bets Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:27 AM ET

    The euro extended losses into a sixth straight day to trade near a nine-year low, as investors bet the ECB was getting closer to adopting QE.

  • Euro hits fresh 9-year low after euro zone data Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    The euro hit another nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, after data for the euro zone revealed that prices were falling in the region.

  • Sterling is at 17-month low, but has it bottomed? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    The U.K. pound hit a fresh 17-month low against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday and currency experts are split on which way the currency will head next.

  • Yen in vogue as oil rout sparks risk aversion Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:55 AM ET
    10,000 Japanese yen and 100 U.S. dollar notes arranged for a photograph.

    The safe-haven yen rose as investor risk aversion mounted following a sharp drop in crude oil and stocks.

  • Euro near 9-year low on Greek worry, easing bet Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    A clerk handles dollars and euros at a money exchange office in Paris.

    The euro fell to near a nine-year low, hit by concerns that Greek elections will result in a government that will aim to cancel austerity measures.

  • Sterling stumbles as dollar tears higher Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 5- Sterling slipped against a rallying dollar on Monday, after yet another set of weaker-than-expected economic UK data boosted bets that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates any time this year. Numbers released on Monday showed Britain's construction sector grew last month at its slowest rate since July 2013, well below economists'...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- Sterling fell against the dollar, hovering near a 17- month low struck earlier on Monday, as subdued economic data bolstered bets that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates until 2016.. The pound was also hurt by growing political uncertainty after Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that he would like to bring forward a planned...

  • Euro drops to 4-1/2 year low on QE bets Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    The euro fell to its lowest in 4-1/2 years against the dollar on Friday after the head of the ECB fanned expectations of QE later this month.

  • *Sterling drops after UK manufacturing data miss. NEW YORK, Jan 2- The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against the euro in 4-1/ 2 years on Friday and reached parity with the Swiss franc after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi underscored the benefits of tighter U.S. monetary policy. "Markets and commentators have been talking about this...

  • The U.S. dollar hit its highest level since March 2006 on Friday, as the euro fell on speculation about imminent monetary easing tactics.

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Sterling got off to a sorry start to the year on Friday, sliding under $1.54 to a 17- month trough as weak manufacturing data bolstered bets that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates until 2016.. The pound fell as low as $1.5369, its weakest since early August 2013, leaving it down 1.4 percent on the day, its steepest fall in four months.

  • Dollar set to rack up strongest year since 2005 Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    The dollar was set to end 2014 with a gain of more than 12 percent against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday.

  • Safe-haven yen surges amid investor nerves Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    The yen gained sharply against both the dollar and euro on Tuesday as investors sought the traditional safety of the Japanese currency.

  • Investors love to invest in London  Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    Investment in London-based firms has increased 20-fold since 2010 and its tech firms attract more than $1.4 billion. Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital, explains the factors that draw investors into London - including its "diverse" metropolis and "huge talent-pool".

  • ‘Perfect storm’ could send euro even lower Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    The euro traded near a 28-month low on Monday after a vote in Greece failed to secure a president.

  • Euro holds ground in face of nerves over Greece Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    The euro inched up but remained near two-year-lows after a key vote in Greece failed to secure a new president.

  • Dollar up vs yen as markets get back into gear Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    The dollar edged up against the yen on Friday on light bargain hunting, with markets slowly getting into gear after the Christmas holiday.

  • Ruble stabilizes but experts expecting more pain Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 4:34 AM ET
    People gather near a currency exchange office in Moscow, Dec. 17, 2014.

    Currency strategists are pondering whether there is more volatility in store for the ruble.

  • Here's what could 'destabilize' sterling in 2015  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says the potential for several elections in a short space of time due to disagreements between political parties could weigh on U.K. assets in 2015.

  • Early Xmas for dollar bulls after strong US GDP Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years after strong U.S. economic growth caused market speculation of earlier interest rate hike.