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How pensions, mortgages and energy bills are affected by the market's wild ride.
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Some 55% of respondents expect to raise their prices in the coming year amid the sharpest cost of living crisis in a century, while just 9% of businesses are looking to increase salaries by 5% in the next 12 months
The financial turmoil emanating from Britain and Japan is not yet enough to prompt the U.S. Treasury to intervene to buoy the battered pound or yen, with officials expressing no urgency to act, a stance foreign exchange market experts say is likely to hold unless much wider market disruptions develop. The Treasury so far has voiced little concern that market volatility will meet that threshold, with the damage largely limited to pound- and yen-denominated assets, which in the United Kingdom's case prompted the Bank of England on Wednesday to buy long-dated UK debt. Federal Reserve officials also appear nonplussed at this time, with Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester on Thursday saying she sees nothing in U.S. market functioning that would derail the U.S. central bank's efforts to contain inflation through stiff interest rate increases.
The scale of tax cuts and weak economic outlook will mean that the government is likely to need to announce fiscal tightening of between £37bn to £47bn in order for debt to be falling by 2026-27.
Local authorities and social housing providers will be able to submit bids for funding and will deliver upgrades from early next year until March 2025.
Britain's pound is still 18% above its "fair value" and the euro 11.6% above its fair value despite the sharp falls seen by both currencies this year, the Institute of International Finance estimated on Thursday. "Although the Euro and the British Pound have already fallen substantially, we estimate that they will need to fall further in order to converge to their new fair values," the IIF's Robin Brooks said commenting on its latest FX fair value estimates.
The pound fell against the Albanian Lek, the Lebanese pound, and the Malaysian Ringgit, among many others
British pound slumps to lowest level against dollar since 1971 after Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget
How investors reacted the prime minister's comments on the airwaves.
Chris Vincent is a third-generation wood floorer but he could tell you as much about currency fluctuations and monetary policy as any City analyst. He is constantly monitoring the pound’s exchange rate, hoping that his imported raw materials are billed at the right time.
H&M said that the strength of the dollar is making clothes more expensive to source, while the industry continues to battle declining footfall.
Trading volumes between the British pound and bitcoin have skyrocketed this week.
The fashion retailer trimmed its full-year forecast as it warned Britain is facing two cost of living crises.