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  1. About the Size of it

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... to gauge public opinion on the subject. That led to his being an 'expert witness' called to explain why traders taken to court for selling bananas by the pound should be allowed to continue doing so. One reason for this unit's popularity, he says, is that 'a pound is about as much as you can comfortably hold in one hand'. For liquids the pound became a pint- ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pound traders braced for more political turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Risk of Britain's exit from the EU and other constitutional issues in the wake of recent election results are likely to fuel price swings in the unit Pound traders braced for more turbulence No sooner have traders in the British pound got past the Scottish independence referendum than the potential for more political upheaval is being thrust upon them. Recent ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Gennady Golovkin pounds Marco Antonio Rubio to keep world middleweight title

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Carson, California Kazakh-born fighter notches his 18th straight stoppage victory and looks for a bigger fight in the future Golovkin pounds Rubio to keep title Gennady ... the title. Golovkin has trouble attracting the world's biggest 160-pound names, so he hopes to clean out the division by winning every belt. "He'll fight anyone, whoever we can get ...

  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Surviving trekkers speak of heart-pounding escape from Nepal avalanche that killed 29

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 01:26pm by AP, Reuters

    ... Associated Press and Reuters in Kathmandu Search widened for over 80 missing trekkers as under-fire Nepalese government vows to form high-level committee to coordinate rescue As the death toll rose to 29, rescuers widened their search on Friday for trekke ...

  5. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Pound rallies, underscoring Britain's economic recovery

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:10am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Sterling expected to be one of world's two best performers in year ahead against greenback Pound's rally highlights strength of UK economy The British pound ... performers in the year ahead versus the greenback. The pound has already rallied against 30 of its 31 most-traded peers the past month, underscore ing the strength of Britain's economy. "I ...

  6. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: End of downtrend for pound?

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: End of downtrend for pound? Surprising poll results over the weekend, days ahead of the referendum in Scotland on September 18, have seen the pound-US dollar gap lower to this year's weakest level. It might perhaps be what is known as an exhaustion gap, signalling the imminent end of a trend because it follows almost nine consecutive ...

  7. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Uncertainties cloud outlook for UK economy and pound

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by DAVID BROWN

    ... and pound Financial markets have a deep aversion to uncertainty. In the coming months, the British economy and the pound will be sucked into a vortex of the unknown. It is not just a possible shock from Scotland's independence vote on September 18 that is weighing on the pound. There is a much bigger risk for British markets. Next year's general election could mark a High Noon ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian forces pound pro-Russian rebels near Mariupol ahead of expected truce

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:11pm

    ... Reuters in Mariupol Ukrainian forces pounded pro-Russia rebels to the east of the port of Mariupol on Friday, hours before envoys from Ukraine and Russia were expected to announce a ceasefire as the starting point for a wider peace plan. Ukraine says its forces are trying to repel a big offensive by the rebels to take Mariupol, a port city of around 500,000 on the Sea of Azov ...

  9. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Pound on glacial glide

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:44am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Pound on glacial glide A descending trend channel has dominated in the case of the British pound against the euro since February 2013. Bouncing from a low at 0.788 per euro in July after three short weeks, the pound stopped short of the first Fibonacci retracement resistance level at 0.807. The way it turned down again last week, so that momentum ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Oversold British pound to test a six-year high on markets

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo British currency retreats 1 per cent this month after reaching peaksince October 2008 Oversold pound to test 6-year high against dollar The British pound is poised to test a six-year high against the US dollar, Barclays says, as futures traders increased bets it would strengthen after it fell too far, too fast. The pound this month reached its most oversold ...




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