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Pound climbs to second-highest level since Brexit vote – business live

Sterling rises above $1.43 ahead of key UK data this week, while rouble stabilises following steep drop earlier. Markets tense after western air strikes on Syria and ahead of anticipated new US sanctions against Russia 2.21pm BST Back to currencies. US president Donald Trump has tweetedRussia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable! 1.59pm BST In Greece, the central government ran up a primary budget surplus of €2.3bn in the first three months of the year, beating its target, Reuters...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 16 April