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FX markets volatile as US debt crisis worsens

29 July 2011
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The political crisis surrounding the US debt problems is causing volatility in exchange rates and providing buyers of overseas property with short-lived spikes in which to buy their currency.

GDP slows to 0.2pc, but stays above zero

26 July 2011
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This morning's first estimate of GDP for March to June showed a 0.2% growth in the economy - hardly signs of an imminent economic recovery, but at least a positive figure which has eased fears of a 'double dip' recession.

This week's currency news - GDP out tomorrow

25 July 2011
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By far the most important data release this week in the UK will be Tuesday's GDP figure - the first estimate of growth in the UK economy from March to June. There is a real worry that we could see a negative result.

Retail sales give Pound a boost

21 July 2011
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This morning's UK retail sales figures showed a surprise 0.4% increase in June, at the same time as Germany and France agreed to allow Greece to slip into temporary default if necessary.

Currency News This Week 21

18 July 2011
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Friday saw the much anticipated results of the European banks’ “stress test”, in which only 8 relatively small banks failed the European Banking Authority’s supposedly stringent tests of capital adequacy.

European Stress Test – What Next for Euro Rates

15 July 2011
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Markets around Europe are bracing themselves for the release of the ‘stress test’ results at 4pm UK time today – which will be the result of the most comprehensive review of banking and credit in the EU since the global financial crisis in 2008.

Between 10 and 15 European banks are expected to fail the test, and will be given until September to submit plans to plug any gaps in their capital adequacy.
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