Monday, October 27, 2008
How far could the pound really fall?
Sterling plunged again against the dollar this morning, having fallen through $1.60 for the first time in five years on Friday. The pound lost a further 3 cents to $1.542 amid mounting fears of a prolonged UK recession. The same fears forced down the FTSE 100, which plunged 185 points, or 4.7 per cent, after the opening with banks and insurance companies leading the way. European stock markets were also down around 5 per cent, following big falls in Asia with Hong Kong's Hang Seng down more than 10 per cent and the Nikkei in Tokyo losing 6 per cent.