Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.
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Tuesday 29 May 2012
Influx of investors seeking safe haven may send franc to record high and hit nation's high rollers
Sunday 27 May 2012
There is a "postcode lottery" over foreign exchange, according to consumer group Which?.
Monday 21 May 2012
Thilo Sarrazin, the former Bundesbank member who caused outrage with his racist theories about Muslim immigration, has stoked fresh controversy with a new book claiming that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s European policy is motivated by German guilt for the Holocaust and World War II.
Friday 18 May 2012
The central drama is in Europe, but a special responsibility falls on Mr Obama’s shoulders
Friday 18 May 2012
PM will urge German Chancellor to use her country's wealth to shore up single currency
Wednesday 16 May 2012
It's the inescapable question: would Greece now be better off outside the eurozone than inside? There are powerful and plausible arguments both ways. Those who answer in the negative point out that Athens is still, despite years of massive cuts, spending more than it takes in tax revenues.
Monday 14 May 2012
Greece's search for a government to prevent the country's disorderly exit from the euro went on into last night with little sign of an agreement. After a week in which party leaders have failed to form a coalition, it fell to the Greek President to make a final appeal to politicians to prevent a further period of uncertainty and fresh elections next month.
Saturday 12 May 2012
What's happening with the exchange rate?
Tuesday 08 May 2012
According to the historical satire 1066 And All That, the English Civil War was fought between "Right but Repulsive" Roundheads and "Wrong but Wromantic" Cavaliers. A modern satire on the European financial crisis could well use the same terminology, with Germany as the right but repulsive advocates of roundhead "austerity", and those calling for still more cavalier "borrowing for growth" as wrong but wromantic.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Currency could be next sub-prime mortgage crisis say traders after day of turmoil on markets
Sunday 06 May 2012
You can benefit from the strong rate for sterling against the euro by buying your travel money now or getting a pre-paid card, reports Emma Lunn
Wednesday 25 April 2012
There were fresh calls for the Government to scale back its austerity measures today after figures confirmed the UK had returned to recession.
Monday 23 April 2012
Soaring sterling rates are giving Britons as much as 14% more cash for their summer 2012 trips to Europe compared with last year.
Saturday 21 April 2012
The pound this week climbed to a 19-month high against the euro. By Thursday, you could get 1.22 euros for £1, a level not reached since August 2010.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Staff at Goldman Sachs have been put on notice to expect more cuts to their bonuses this year, after the bank slashed payments to its bonus pool in the first three months of 2012.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
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