Pound US Dollar exchange rate: Pound muted despite record high UK employment | City & Business | Finance

The rate of employment in the UK continued to rise, as a record high 32.6 million people were in work between October and December.  Average earnings including bonuses did not perform as expected, remaining unchanged at 3.4 percent rather than rising to 3.5 percent as forecast.  However, average earnings excluding bonuses came in at 3.4 percent More...

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Pound euro exchange rate: GBP/EUR steadies as Eurozone economic sentiment slowly recovers | City & Business | Finance

ZEW’s economic sentiment gauge for the Eurozone as a whole also edged up to -16.6 – although this failed to provide much uplift for the single currency.  ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach remained pessimistic, More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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HOLIDAYMAKERS beware fraudsters taking off with plane ticket cash | The Crusader | Finance

Holidaymakers looking for cheap overseas flights are being targeted by fraudulent ticket sellers armed with new tricks. The warning comes from Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre,  More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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First Direct bank steps in to help TV antenna sale victim | The Crusader | Finance

Emyr Daniel got several automated emails responding to his enquiry as to the whereabouts of the TV Fox device he paid £78.49 for, plus an additional £2 bank fee, in May last year.  Billed as a plug-and-play More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Brexit news: Will Brexit affect me transferring money to Europe? | Personal Finance | Finance

As a deal between the UK and EU has not been agreed yet, the impacts Brexit can have on the economy is still uncertain. With Brexit less than 40 days away, Sterling is continuing a rollercoaster ride, which More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Pound Euro exchange rate: Pound flat as UK housing market slows, Brexit in focus | City & Business | Finance

One of the only data releases, the Rightmove House Price Index, showed that UK house prices rose at the slowest rate in a decade over the past year. This signalled that the housing market is slowing down ahead More...

By admin On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD rises as US braces for China trade talks | City & Business | Finance

The US dollar, however, is once again being weakened by the mounting tensions between the White House and Congress, and with President Donald Trump threatening to use the first veto of his presidency – if More...

By admin On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Crowdfunding powers conservation pioneer FISHTEK as it delivers net gains for fisheries an | City & Business | Finance

The investment will speed up product development by the UK designer and manufacturer whose deterrent technology for the global fishing industry tackles the unintended slaughter of the oceans’ wildlife, known More...

By admin On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Pound latest: Will the pound STRENGTHEN once a deal is agreed? | City & Business | Finance

The pound has had a rough time since Britain voted to leave the EU on June 23, 2016. Since the Brexit negotiations started, the British currency has been on a roller-coaster ride. So will the point strengthen More...

By admin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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RBS profits more than DOUBLE to £1.6BN as taxpayers net £1BN WINDFALL | City & Business | Finance

Full year pre-tax operating profits increased by half to £3.4billion. It marks RBS’ second year in the black following a decade-long run of crushing losses. The bank, which is 62 percent owned by the government, More...