Jemima Kelly

30 Mar 2017

Sterling climbs, heads for first quarterly gain vs dollar since 2015

LONDON Sterling rose on Thursday and was on track for its first quarterly gain against the dollar for almost two years as analysts bring forward their expectations of a UK interest rate rise.

29 Mar 2017

Sterling seesaws as PM May triggers Brexit

LONDON Sterling slipped against the dollar after a choppy day of trading on Wednesday, receiving no clear direction from Britain's formal triggering of its exit from the European Union.

28 Mar 2017

Pound steady on eve of Brexit trigger

LONDON Currency traders showed little sign of heightened nerves on Tuesday ahead of Britain's formal launch of negotiations on leaving the European Union.

28 Mar 2017

AI to become main way banks interact with customers within three years: Accenture

LONDON Artificial intelligence (AI) will become the primary way banks interact with their customers within the next three years, according to three quarters of bankers surveyed by consultancy Accenture in a new report.

23 Mar 2017

Ireland warns against post-Brexit 'race to bottom' for banks

LONDON Financial firms must not base a decision to move from London after Brexit on expectations of being less heavily regulated, a senior Irish regulator said on Thursday.

23 Mar 2017

'Terrorist incident' in London causes only brief fall for sterling

LONDON Sterling fell only briefly on Wednesday after an assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London in what police described as a "terrorist incident".

21 Mar 2017

Sterling surges close to $1.25 after UK inflation jumps

LONDON Sterling surged more than 1 percent on Tuesday to its highest level in over three weeks, as some investors bet that rapidly accelerating inflation would push the Bank of England to raise interest rates sooner than expected.

21 Mar 2017

Bitcoin steadies after biggest three-day tumble in over two years

LONDON Bitcoin regained its footing on Monday, having suffered its heftiest falls since early 2015 between Thursday and Saturday as investors sold the digital currency on worries about its future.

20 Mar 2017

Sterling slips after as date is set for Brexit trigger

LONDON Sterling fell from a three-week high against the dollar on Monday, on the news Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain's divorce proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of negotiations.

17 Mar 2017

Sterling hits two-week high on BoE lifeline

LONDON The pound hit a two-week high against the dollar on Friday, drawing confidence from signs that some at the Bank of England may be leaning toward a rise in interest rates to support the currency.

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