The pound rallied back up to 1.51 US dollars after the Bank of England decision not to change the rate of quantitative easing.
The pound had earlier dipped below 1.50 against the US dollar on fears that the Bank would restart the printing presses.
More top news
Almost 300 jobs will be lost as the confectionery giant takes production of one of its leading biscuits abroad, unions have said.
The TV celebrity and campaigner, who became famous for tweeting a series of revealing selfies, wants to fight a marginal Tory seat.
On May 3 it will have been 10 years to the day since Madeleine McCann disappeared while on holiday with her parents in Portugal.