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  • Tax Cuts for Rich Divide UK Government Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne’s Budget brought to the top of the political agenda the question of how Britain taxes its wealthiest people – and simultaneously exposed tensions in the coalition.

  • Using Currencies to Play M&A Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    Want to use currencies to trade on pending deals? Here's how.

  • It's a rough day for the British pound, but the sun is shining down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Scots Incensed at 'Raid' on North Sea Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Scottish politicians accused George Osborne of using North Sea resources to “fuel his Budget”, saying the chancellor had given too little in return for his unexpected £2 billion tax raid on the oil and gas industry, reports the Financial Times.

  • Troubles in Portugal and Spain aren't keeping the euro down, but anemic retail sales are doing a number on the British pound — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Sterling Outlook for the Pound, Strategist Says Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    The British pound is weaker today, but watch out: an interest rate hike is still likely, and the pound will eventually rise, says this strategist.

  • Busch: What the US Can Learn From the UK Budget Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    The budget presented by George Osborne, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, is pro-growth and the closest to a "free lunch" available to create jobs, which will help the pound.

  • Euros Are Sagging and Finland Is Foot-Dragging Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    The euro's rise has stalled as traders focus on the roadblocks in front of a resolution to the debt crisis - including, yes, Finland. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Dollar is Flailing, but Euros are Sailing Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    The dollar's in the dumps again, but euros are on a roll as the leaders' meeting nears. Here's your daily FX fix.

  • The Yen Calms Down, but Action Continues Elsewhere Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The yen is settling into a range after coordinated intervention by G-7 countries, but there's plenty of excitement elsewhere — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • What Currencies Will Benefit From High Oil Prices? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.

  • British Rate Hike in May Highly Likely, Strategist Says Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    The Bank of England held interest rates steady on Thursday, but consensus is building that a hike will come in May, says this strategist.

  • Europe Is Gloomy and the Land Down Under is Down, Too Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    Euro traders are glum ahead of the EU summit, and rate cuts sting in New Zealand. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Happy Days Are Here Again in Europe Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    The euro is up on rumors of possible central-bank buys, and the Swiss franc and British pound are up on actual news. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • The currency markets have been trading on perceptions and expectations of interest rate changes. For the dollar to reverse its slide, an increase in US rate expectations will have to happen without other nations indicating that they will raise rates as well.

  • Holding Steady in Europe, Reaching High in China Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    The European Central Bank decides to keep interest rates at the low, low rate of 1%, but hints that could change as early as April. Meanwhile, in China, a central bank governor predicts the yuan will become a reserve currency. Your daily FX fix, right here.

  • The Dollar Slips, The Pound Lifts Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    It's a Europe day: the pound and the euro are moving higher, and the dollar is slipping. Again. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • The Swiss Franc Is Hot, The Dollar Is Not Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Switzerland spells safety - for now - and the European Central Bank is scolding political leaders. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Stronger than expected retail sales in Britain have traders expecting more inflationary pressure, and they're doing some shopping of their own - for the pound.

  • China throws cold water on hot money, and Middle East tensions fuel a rise in the Swiss franc. Here's your daily FX Fix.