Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.1735 -0.11% -0.0013
GBP/USD 1.2425 -0.10% -0.0013
GBP/JPY 139.6495 -0.38% -0.5329
GBP/CHF 1.2523 -0.24% -0.0030
GBP/CAD 1.6379 -0.15% -0.0025
EUR/USD 1.0587 -0.01% -0.0002
USD/JPY 112.3950 -0.28% -0.3180

FX round-up: Sterling ends mixed after second Scotland independence vote worries abate

Sterling put in a mixed turn on key crosses Monday with this morning's weakness versus the US dollar recouped after worries about a second Scottish independence referendum stoked in the weekend press abated.

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Brexit fallout leaves BMW considering alternatives for Mini plant

Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a factor in BMW's doubts over whether to make electrically-powered Minis in its Oxford factory.


London close: FTSE ends higher as resources-led gains trump insurers' falls

Stocks in London ended Monday a little higher with gains among a resources-rich sweep of sectors beating falls in insurers and commercial property as the Tory rush to trigger Brexit hit another speed wobble in the form of Scottish indpendence.

Trump to push for huge increase in US military spending, defence stocks spike

US President Donald Trump plans to push ahead with a budget that includes a £54bn, or 9%, rise in spending on armed forces, with an equivalent cut for spending on domestic agencies.


Commodities: Gold a snip ahead as markets look to Trump soapbox before Congress

Gold futures are a snip higher and sitting just below resistance as global markets anticipate US President Donald Trump's soapbox address to Congress on Tuesday, and also mull potential US Federal Reserve interest rate hikes this year.