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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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Asian currencies plumb multi-year lows as safe-haven demand lifts dollar

* Equities in Southeast Asia broadly decline * Philippine peso, Indian rupee hit record low * Malaysia's ringgit at over 24-yr low * Thai baht touches its lowest in over 16 yrs By Upasana Singh Sept 26 (Reuters) - Asian currencies and stocks fell on Monday, with most currencies hitting multi-year lows against the dollar, as the U.S. Federal Reserve's hawkish monetary policy stance stoked economic slowdown fears and raised the greenback's safe-haven appeal.
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Asian currencies plumb multi-year lows as safe-haven demand lifts dollar

* Equities in Southeast Asia broadly decline * Philippine peso, Indian rupee hit record low * Malaysia's ringgit at over 24-yr low * Thai baht touches its lowest in over 16 yrs By Upasana Singh Sept 26 (Reuters) - Asian currencies and stocks fell on Monday, with most currencies hitting multi-year lows against the dollar, as the U.S. Federal Reserve's hawkish monetary policy stance stoked economic slowdown fears and raised the greenback's safe-haven appeal.
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Pound plunge the latest ill omen as stocks slide

* 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 SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday, prompting speculation of an emergency response from the Bank of England, as confidence evaporated in Britain's plan to borrow its way out of trouble, with spooked investors piling into U.S.
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Sterling crumbles to record low, dollar soars on UK fiscal angst

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling tumbled to a record trough on Monday as traders scampered for the exits on speculation 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. Sterling GBP=D3 slumped as much as 4.9% to an all-time nadir of $1.0327, before stabilising around $1.05425, 2.9% below the previous session's close.
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Asian currencies hit multi-year lows as dollar buoyed by safe-haven demand

* Malaysia's rinngit hits over 24-year low * Indian rupee touches record low * Thai baht at 16-yr low By Upasana Singh Sept 26 (Reuters) - Emerging Asian currencies hit new multi-year lows on Monday, as the dollar rose on rampant demand for the safe-haven currency and after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled more rate hikes last week. Malaysia's ringgit MYR= hit its lowest level in over 20 years, Thailand's baht THB=TH touched its lowest in over 16 years, while India's rupee INR=IN hit a record
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Asian currencies hit multi-year lows as dollar buoyed by safe-haven demand

* Malaysia's rinngit hits over 24-year low * Indian rupee touches record low * Thai baht at 16-yr low By Upasana Singh Sept 26 (Reuters) - Emerging Asian currencies hit new multi-year lows on Monday, as the dollar rose on rampant demand for the safe-haven currency and after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled more rate hikes last week. Malaysia's ringgit MYR= hit its lowest level in over 20 years, Thailand's baht THB=TH touched its lowest in over 16 years, while India's rupee INR=IN hit a record
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Sterling crumbles to record low, dollar soars on UK fiscal angst

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling tumbled to a record trough on Monday as traders scampered for the exits on speculation 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. Sterling GBP=D3 slumped as much as 4.9% to an all-time nadir of $1.0327, before stabilising around $1.05405, 2.9% below the previous session's close.
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Japan warns against speculative yen moves, markets wary of further intervention

* Deeply concerned about rapid, one-sided moves - finmin Suzuki * Govt, BOJ share concern over sharp yen falls - Suzuki * BOJ Kuroda signals readiness to ramp up stimulus * Japan won't intervene to defend line-in-sand - ex-FX diplomat * Tokyo likely spent record amount on yen-buying intervention By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Leika Kihara TOKYO/OSAKA, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said authorities stood ready to respond to speculative currency moves, a fresh warning tha
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Japan finmin says ready to respond to speculative yen falls

TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki issued a fresh warning on Monday about the weakening yen, saying that authorities stood ready to respond to speculative moves behind the currency's falls. The government and the Bank of Japan shared concerns about a sharp yen weakening, Suzuki told reporters. On Thursday Japan int
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Sterling collapses as investors fly into dollars

* Sterling hits record low; risk of BOE response * Euro down 1%; Aussie, kiwi, yuan hit multi year lows * S&P 500 futures drop 0.6% By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday, prompting speculation of an emergency response from the Bank of England, as confidence evaporated in Britain's plan to borrow its way out of trouble, with spooked investors piling in to U.S.
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Sterling plunges to all-time low as fiscal plan spurs investor exodus

(Corrects to say former Japanese currency official spoke on Saturday, not Monday, in 10th paragraph) By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling tumbled to a record low on Monday as traders scampered for the exits on speculation the new government's economic plan will stretch its finances to the limit. The British pound's searing fall helped the U.S.
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Sterling collapses as investors fly into dollars

* Sterling hits record low * Euro down 1%; Aussie, kiwi, yuan hit multi year lows * S&P 500 futures drop 0.6% By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday as investors piled in to dollars and out of almost everything else, spooked by the prospect of high interest rates and poor growth ahead. The pound GBP=D3 plunged nearly 5% at one point to $1.0327, breaking below 1985 lows as confidence in Britain's economic management and assets evaporated.
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Dollar stands alone as rate hikes rattle stocks

* Sterling, euro touch new troughs in early Asia hours * S&P 500 futures flat after Friday slide * Gilts count cost of wild week By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Asian stocks started the final week of the quarter on the slide on Monday, while the dollar stood ascendant, as the prospect of high interest rates and poor growth shook markets.
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Dollar stands alone as rate hikes rattle stocks

* Sterling, euro touch new troughs in early Asia hours * S&P 500 futures flat after Friday slide * Gilts count cost of wild week By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Asian stocks were set to start the final week of the quarter on the slide on Monday, while the dollar stood ascendant, as the prospect of high interest rates and poor growth shakes markets.
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Euro, sterling plunge on soft business activity data, UK budget woes

* Euro hits fresh 20-year low vs dollar * Sterling falls to new 37-year trough * Dollar index is at 20-year high * Dollar/yen higher on the day, but markets still cautious By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The euro and sterling plummeted to fresh 20-year and 37-year lows against a surging U.S. dollar on Friday after surveys showed the downturn in business activity across the euro zone and Britain accelerated this month and the economies were likely entering a recession.
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