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David Milliken


Sep 23

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Hard to capture the scale of the sell-off in UK bond markets since Kwasi Kwarteng's statement. Five-year gilt yields have risen almost half a percentage point to a peak of 4.047% - the biggest one-day rise since at least 1991, by my calculations. New borrowing now far costlier.

Sadly almost a daily event now, but sterling has hit a new low against the U.S. dollar below $1.11 - its weakest since March 1985. Versus the euro, sterling is down heavily on the day at just above €1.13, the lowest since February 2021.

Do check out more of Reuters' reporting on Kwarteng's statement and the reaction here…

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📉 Regret to update that sterling is now below $1.09 - again, a level last seen in 1985. 🏦 Five-year UK bond yields (which move the opposite way to prices) jumped 50 basis points to 4.06%, representing the biggest sell-off since 1991. On a normal day they'd move less than 5...

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