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Defiance in Britain over new £1 coin as deadline looms

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Businesses complain they weren't given enough time to switch to the new coin

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows an old issue £1 (one pound) coin (R) pictured alongside a newly issued 12-sided £1 (one pound) coin in London. Britain's old one-pound coin is being phased out completely on October 15, 2017, but businesses complain they have been given too little time to switch to the new one and many are planning to defy the deadline. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

Pound still struggles as British election sows uncertainty

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:33 PM

On equity markets technology firms were unable to bounce back from the previous day s sell off that was sparked by a rout in the sector on Wall Street Friday June 9

POUND NOTES. In this file photo, an Indian currency exchange worker counts out British pound sterling notes in New Delhi on June 27, 2016. Money Sharma/AFP

Pound dives as Britain thrown into chaos by shock vote

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The pound dived from 1 2959 to 1 2695 minutes after exit polls indicated the Conservatives were going to lose their majority

PROJECTION, PROJECTION. An exit poll predicting that the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn will win 266 seats in the British general election is projected onto BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, in London, on June 8, 2015, after the polls closed. Paul Ellis/AFP

British PM warns on Brexit risks

Feb 23, 2016 - 9:12 AM

Uncertainty over the outcome of the June referendum sends the pound plunging

A video grab taken from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Prime Minister David Cameron as he addresses the House of Commons in London on February 22, 2016. PRU/AFP

Dollar gains on euro after strong US data

Dec 27, 2014 - 7:57 AM

The US dollar also advances modestly against the Swiss franc and the British pound while retreating a bit against the yen after Christmas

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US dollar at 5-year low vs pound; rises vs yen, euro

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Fresh records in the US equity market lifted the dollar against the euro and the yen but it fell to a new 5 year low versus the British pound

Dollar falls as Fed maintains stimulus

Sep 19, 2013 - 8:50 AM

The dollar tumbles against other major currencies after the Federal Reserve s surprise decision to maintain its aggressive monetary stimulus program

DOLLAR TUMBLES. The greenback weakens against major currencies after Fed's decision. File photo by AFP

US dollar gains ahead other currencies

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:00 AM

The dollar Monday advanced against other major currencies ahead of a busy week of US economic data that could speed a shift towards more restrictive US monetary policy