Pound falls as Johnson seeks parliament suspension before brexit

British Pound

The pound slid as prime minister Boris Johnson sought to suspend the U.K.’s Parliament, raising the risk of a no-deal Brexit. Sterling was the worst performer among major currencies as Johnson confirmed an earlier BBC report, while U.K. government bonds rallied on expectations of an earlier Bank of England interest-rate cut. With the U.K. set […]

Naira closes at N359.3 to dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Thursday was sold at N359.3 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The pound sterling and the euro closed at N450 and N396, respectively. At the bureau de change (BDC) segment, the naira traded at N359.3 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N450 and […]

Sterling hits lowest level since April 2017 as disorderly Brexit fears grow

British Pound

The pound plunged to new lows Tuesday after lackluster U.K. data compounded growing fears of a haphazard Brexit outcome at the end of October. Sterling versus the U.S. dollar weakened 0.7% Tuesday, reaching $1.2418 by late-morning London trade. It hit a 27-month low against the greenback and a new six-month low versus the euro. Against […]