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Sterling surges as Scotland votes 'no'

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.

Investments | 19 Sep 2014
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Sterling falls further as investors take flight on independence fears

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.

FX | 09 Sep 2014
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The impact of currency movements on your investments

The surprising but dramatic recovery in the UK economy has pushed the pound up to new highs against the Dollar and Euro.

Portfolio Management | 15 Aug 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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