Sterling could fall much further against the US dollar if the UK's current account deficit is not addressed, bond managers have said.
The pound dropped to its lowest rate against the dollar in almost a year this afternoon after the US unemployment rate fell below 6 per cent, triggering a further rally for the dollar.
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The pound reached a two-year high against the euro overnight while yields on gilts and treasuries rose, as Scottish voters rejected independence from the UK and investors swapped safe havens for equities.
Sterling sold off further overnight, exacerbating Monday's losses, as nervous investors ditched the pound and UK shares on fears Scotland may vote to break apart next week.
The surprising but dramatic recovery in the UK economy has pushed the pound up to new highs against the Dollar and Euro.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted that the base rate could rise before the end of the year.
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.
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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.
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Markets opened broadly lower on Monday morning as improving data from Asia was offset by continuing concerns over tensions in Syria.
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