GBP


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GBP

The ISO 4217 currency code for the United Kingdom Pound Sterling.

GBP

ISO 4217 code for the British pound sterling. It is the third largest reserve currency in the world. It traces its origins to Anglo-Saxon times and is the oldest currency still in use. It is issued by the Bank of England and the Bank of Scotland. Like most currencies, it was pegged to the U.S. dollar under the Bretton Woods System, but is now a floating currency. The pound is interesting in part because it did not use a decimal system for its subdivisions until 1971. See also: Decimalisation, Quid.
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The sales were led by an offering of five works by Claude Monet all of which sold, together totalling GBP 55.
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Premier League clubs have committed to around GBP 630m in respect of player transfer fees in the summer 2013 transfer window, well above the GBP 490m spent in summer 2012 and breaking the previous record of GBP 500m set in summer 2008.
The GBP recognizes that therapeutic cloning and embryonic stem cell research are complicated issues that raise ethical and religious concerns.
For more information on the Annual Awards Dinner, visit the GBP website at www.
Overall, GBP has traded defensively since Wednesday's Treasury Select Committee hearing, which saw fairly dovish rhetoric from BoE Governor King, who stressed it is not about to hike rates.
GBP experienced profit taking as option names caught the European interbank market long.
Medford, chair of the GBP, has been an extraordinarily effective industry leader who has strengthened public and private partnerships, opened the GBP to active participation by many more members of the state's life sciences community, and increased Georgia's visibility nationally in the life sciences industry.
GBP/USD remains under pressure, after strong selling emerged on Thursday with some of the decline linked to rumors that PM Brown was going to resign and sales also linked to unwinding of GBP hedges after the failure of the Rio Tinto-Chinalco deal.
Cumulative online sales of close to GBP 2m since the new site was launched in July 2004.
Revenues for the year to 30 November 2005 are expected to be around GBP 24m (GBP 13.
With the EUR/GBP moving down, this means that the GBP is stronger than the EUR.