Group of 20 finance chiefs sharpened their stance against governments trying to influence exchange rates as they sought to tame speculation of a global currency war without singling out Japan for criticism.
Canada’s ruling Conservative Party faces a possible upset in Calgary, the political home of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in one of three special elections being held today to fill vacancies in the House of Commons.
London Stock Exchange Group Plc sank the most in three years after saying European Union regulations will cut income at its Italian central counterparty and may require LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd. to boost capital.
The pound rose to its highest level in more than two months against the dollar as British jobless claims fell more than expected, boosting speculation the economy may continue to strengthen as the government cuts spending.
The pound rose for a sixth week versus the dollar, sending it to a four-month high, on signs the economy is emerging from recession and after the Federal Reserve announced another round of stimulus measures.