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Pound plunge underscores stresses across markets

* Sterling hits record low; risk of BOE response * Euro hits 20yr low, dollar index soars * German and Italian government bond yields rise in slipstream of British gilt yields * European, Asian shares and U.S. share futures fall. * Gold, oil under pressure * By Tom Westbrook and Alun John SYDNEY/LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday, and a renewed selloff in British gilts pushed euro zone yields higher as the fall out from last week's fiscal statement in Britain
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Sterling crumbles to all-time low, euro at 20-year low

By Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling crashed to a record low early on Monday as traders rushed for the exits on mounting concern that the new government's economic plan will stretch Britain's finances to the limit. The British pound's searing drop helped lift the safe-haven U.S. dollar to a new two-decade peak against a basket of major currencies, while the euro hit a fresh two-decade low against the greenback.
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Pound plunge the latest ill omen as market stress rises

* Sterling hits record low; risk of BOE response * Euro hits 20yr low, yen sliding despite intervention worries * Asia markets fall and S&P 500 futures drop 0.6% By Tom Westbrook and Alun John SYDNEY/LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday, and a renewed selloff in British gilts pushed euro zone yields higher as the fall out from last week's fiscal statement in Britain roiled markets for a second session.
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Sterling crumbles to all-time nadir, euro at 20-year low

By Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling crashed to a record low on Monday as traders scampered for the exits on mounting concern that the new government's economic plan will stretch Britain's finances to the limit. The British pound's searing drop helped the safe-haven U.S. dollar to a new two-decade peak against a basket of major peers, while the euro hit a fresh two-decade low against the greenback.
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Foreigners net sellers of Japanese stocks in the week to Sept 16

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Foreign investors turned net sellers of Japanese stocks in the week to Sept. 16 as they shunned risky assets amid a rise in U.S. bond yields, with the U.S. Federal Reserve looking to hike its interest rates further, to tame inflation. Foreigners sold Japanese stocks worth a net 345.08 billion yen ($2.40 billion) after net purchases of 125.03 billion yen in the previous week, data from exchanges showed.
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