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How investors can prepare for interest rate rises

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted that the base rate could rise before the end of the year.

Investments | 13 Jun 2014
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Sterling hits two-and-a-half year high versus dollar

The sharp drop in the UK unemployment rate and mounting expectations of a 2014 rate hike pushed sterling to a two-year high versus the US dollar in morning trading.

Investments | 23 Jan 2014
currency

BLOG: Why 0% commission isn't all it seems

It pays to do a little exchange rate homework before you travel, writes Daniel Abrahams.

FX | 13 Dec 2013
The Bank of England

Pound slumps as inflation drops to lowest level in four years

UK CPI inflation dropped to 2.2% in October, a larger-than-expected fall that sent sterling to a two-month low against the dollar.

Investments | 12 Nov 2013
currency

Back to basics: how currency fluctuations affect funds

Currency fluctuations are often overlooked by investors, but as Rob Morgan explains, they can sometimes lead to lower returns.

FX | 24 Oct 2013
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London open: Syria, taper uncertainty weigh on stocks

Markets opened broadly lower on Monday morning as improving data from Asia was offset by continuing concerns over tensions in Syria.

Investments | 09 Sep 2013
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What should I do with my emerging market investments?

It has been a tough time for emerging market investors but panic selling may not be the best move.

Investments | 02 Sep 2013
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Ten top reasons for ethical investing

More than 750,000 people in the UK already invest ethically. Here are 10 good reasons why you should be one of them.

Investments | 29 Apr 2013
uk-shops

UK could face 'new sterling crisis'

The UK could be facing a "new sterling crisis" as concerns grow over the state of public finances.

Investments | 08 Mar 2013
currency

Travellers stock up on foreign currency as pound's volatile run continues

Savvy holidaymakers are buying up euros and US dollars to protect themselves from further falls in the value of the pound.

FX | 26 Feb 2013
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Your step-by-step guide to tracker funds

Tracker funds are said to be one of the cheapest ways to invest in the stock market. We look at how they work.

Investments | 25 Feb 2013
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What the downgrade means for consumers

On Friday the UK was stripped off its AAA rating - but just how does this affect the British consumer?

Investments | 25 Feb 2013
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Markets shrug off UK downgrade while sterling falls to two-year low

UK government bonds were climbing early this morning following the UK's downgrade, but stock market investors shrugged off the news to send markets higher.

Investments | 25 Feb 2013
ukwall

Monday newspaper round-up: UK rating, RBS, Waitrose...

Britain will 'take years' to get back AAA rating; RBS to offload US retail arm; Waitrose to launch drive-through service in car parks.

Investments | 25 Feb 2013
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Pound nears 12-month low after bank chief calls for more QE

The pound tumbled towards a year low yesterday against the dollar following revelations Sir Mervyn King voted for more quantitative easing (QE) this month.

Investments | 21 Feb 2013

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