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Brexit fallout: sterling under seige

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>> Buying at five.>> No let up for Sterling, the pound tumbling to a fresh 31 year low against the dollar on Monday. Reuter's Chief Markets Correspondent Jamie McGeever says the downward pressure is likely to continue.>> It's down about 2% against the dollar today. I mean, that's a huge move in itself.
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Compared to Friday's move, it's not so huge. Friday was stirling's biggest fall in modern history against the US dollar. It fell more than 8% and that was twice as big a fall as black Wednesday in 1992, when the pound was ejected from the exchange rate mechanism.>> Investors betting Britain's vote to leave the EU will trigger an interest rate cut from the Bank of England.
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With most of the big banks forced to revise their forecasts in the wake of Thursday's vote to leave. Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, saying a push below $1.30 can't be ruled out.>> That's pretty much where we are now. Others, like RBC, Capital Markets, UniCredit, are saying that the pound could go as low as 120 against the dollar, or even lower.
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So there's a range of forecast, but the consensus says the pound will remain weak, probably for some time to come.>> UK finance minister George Osborne, speaking for the first time since the vote, said the economy faces an adjustment. But he's confident it can cope.>> We are determined that unlike eight years ago, Britain's financial system will help our country deal with any shocks and dampen them not contribute to those shocks or make them worse.
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>> Financial markets misjudged the referendum, and when reality dawned the reaction was brutal. While the shock and panic from Friday has subsided, Sterling remains under siege.