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Pound falls as Hammond steps up fight against no-deal Brexit

3 Comments Pound falls as Hammond steps up fight against no-deal Brexit

Pound falls below $1.27 for the first time since January as chancellor Philip Hammond claims a no-deal Brexit would be a betrayal of the referendum result.

JPM's Hart eyes credit card debt for US warning sign

Clare Hart, manager of £3.6 billion JPM US Equity Income fund, is keeping a watchful eye on mounting credit card debt.

Morningstar downgrades Woodford Equity Income on ‘extreme’ portfolio

Fund research group cuts rating from 'bronze' to 'neutral', criticising manager's 'relentless willingness to push the portfolio to its liquidity limit'.

How Vodafone went from Facebook to flat, hitting UK yields

Once the ‘Facebook of its sector’ Vodafone is now ‘flatlining’, say managers of Merchants trust, while Neptune fund manager Robin Geffen describes its dividend cut as a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for the UK stock market.

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Our daily roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Crimson Tide, Brewin Dolphin, Johnson Service Group and Metro Bank.

Monday Papers: Cabinet in no-deal Brexit row

And Sports Direct considers launching legal challenge to Debenhams' restructuring plans.

Asia stocks mixed after another week of trade tensions

In Australia, the ASX 200 added 1.43%, after the incumbent government pulled off a shock win in federal elections over the weekend.

Sunday Papers: Philip Green braced for Arcadia showdown

Theresa May to launch last-ditch attempt to gain MPs' approval for her Brexit deal with 'bold offer'.

Saturday Papers: Thomas Cook risks collapse as stock dives

And Trump lifts tariffs on steel imports from US allies and delays levies on EU cars.

Pound and FTSE fall as no-deal Brexit fears resurface

Pound and FTSE 100 retreat as cross-party Brexit talks end after six weeks without an agreement.

Portfolios lift as oil soars, pound falls and Trump tempers tensions

Brexit fears reared their head again this week, knocking the pound and in the process giving added impetus to a modest stock market recovery from falls sparked by the tariffs tit-for-tat between the US and China.

Woodford's Kymab plans US stock market flotation

Cambridge biopharma start-up delivers fillip to Neil Woodford's plans to reduce unquoted holdings in flagship fund by filing for flotation on US stock market.

Friday Papers: Pound tumbles as May agrees to announce departure date

And Thomas Cook shares plunged nearly 15% after it unveiled record half-year losses of £1.5 billion.

The Expert View: Thomas Cook, Burberry and National Grid

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Domino’s Pizza and Hill & Smith.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street rises for third straight session on data, earnings

Walmart shares gained 1.4% after its first-quarter results beat analyst expectations.

Pound falls and FTSE rises as May agrees to set exit date

Sterling drops as Theresa May agrees to set timetable for her departure as prime minister in the first week of June.