Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The yen was the worst performing major currency this week, on fresh signs that the pace of the global recession may be slackening. Yen falls as equities extend rally The yen was the worst performing major currency this week, on […]

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Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The pound was under selling pressure this week, weighed down by record borrowing figures in the UK Budget and the sharpest fall in quarterly economic growth since 1979. The

Financial Markets Review

Gilt yields surge after record borrowing projections in Budget 2009UK Budget 2009 showed public borrowing rocketing to above 12% (£175bn) of the economy in the current fiscal year,

Financial Markets Analysis by Lloyds TSB

Sterling rises to a 2-month high against the euro Sterling rises to a 2-month high against the euro Volatility in currency markets declined for a second consecutive week, falling to

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The first ‘failed’ UK bond auction for seven years dented sterling and pushed gilt yields higher as investors worried about the UK’s large financing requirement. Failed UK bond auction

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

The dollar fell sharply against its G10 counterparts after the Fed announced that it will purchase $300bn worth of treasuries. The dollar fell sharply against its G10 counterparts after

Weekly Financial Market Analysis by Lloyds TSB

'Safe haven’ currencies pared back recent gains this week as global equities rebounded. BoE starts quantitative easing policy 'Safe haven’ currencies pared back recent gains this week as global equities

Weekly Financial Market Analysis by Lloyds TSB

Risk appetite improved this week, reflected in a strong rebound in global equities, helping to underpin sizeable gains in some higher-yielding currencies. Risk appetite improved this week, reflected

Financial Markets Review by Lloyds TSB

Rising fears saw risk appetite retrench this week, pushing equities and benchmark bond yields to multi-year lows. Rising fears saw risk appetite retrench this week, pushing equities and

Weekly Financial Markets Analysis by Lloyds TSB

Heightened risk aversion prompted very sharp swings across financial markets this week, leading to a series of official measures to calm the turmoil. Heightened risk aversion prompted very sharp