British house prices

High-Flying Yen

April 7, 2016

The yen climbed to new highs for the move of 108.02 per dollar and 123.12 per euro.  The yen overnight gained 1.3% on balance against the U.S. currency despite yesterday’s hint from a Ministry of Finance official that intervention is possible.  Today, Prime Minister Abe seemed to undermine that threat, saying that countries should not […] More

Concern about World Growth and Fed Tightening Still Weighing on Stocks

October 8, 2014

Equities in the Pacific Rim closed down 1.2% in Japan, 1.5% in Indonesia, 1.0% in Taiwan, 0.7% in Hong Kong and 0.8% in Australia.  The reopened Chinese market after a week’s closure rose 1.1%, but that’s the exception.  Stocks in Europe are down by 0.9% in Switzerland, 0.8% in Germany, 0.7% in France, 0.6% in […] More

Pound Softer Following Some Poor Data, Investors Await ECB

September 2, 2010

Sterling fell 0.4% against the dollar, which otherwise is down 0.4% against the kiwi, 0.3% versus the yen and Swissy, and 0.1% against the euro.  The dollar edged 0.1% higher against the Aussie dollar and is steady relative to the Canadian dollar. In Britain, the Nationwide house price index dropped 0.9% last month, three times […] More