The pound bounced back at the start of the week even after - in what observers said was a challenge to the Prime Minister - Tory rebels published their alternative to her Brexit plan and despite a weak reading on a widely-followed survey of factory sector conditions.
Central Bank of Russia's recent decision to hike rates does not foreshadow that more interest rate hikes lay ahead, analysts at Sova Capital said.
Central Bank of Russia surprised financial markets on Friday, hiking its main interest rate in response to the recent overshoot of its inflation target on the back of weakness in the rouble and food price inflation, although Governor Elvira Nabiullina had reportedly flagged that possibility a week beforehand.
The Turkish lira was boosted on Monday (USD/TRY -3. 2% on the day at 6. 09) as the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, let slip that the administration would be holding talks with Turkey regarding the release of Pastor Brunson.
Carmaker Volvo has halted its truck assembly lines in Iran over US sanctions that are preventing it from being paid, a company spokesman said on Monday.
Europe's single currency bounded higher in mid-afternoon trading on Monday, after European Central Bank chief, Mario Draghi, said that the stable outlook for headline consumer prices masked stronger underlying price pressures.
Brent crude oil gained 2% to $80. 75 on Monday morning, its highest price in four years after Opec's weekend meeting and amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.
Theresa May will face pressure on Monday as Brexiters will urge the Prime Minister and her cabinet to ditch the Brexit Chequers plan after her meeting with EU leaders in Salzburg last week.
China has refused to continue trade negotiations with the US until President Donald Trump stops threatening further tariffs.
Business confidence in Germany deteriorated less than expected in September, according to a survey released by the Ifo Institute on Monday.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit negotiations were at an impasse and accused the European Union of not treating the UK with respect, sending the pound tumbling on Friday.
Business growth in the eurozone eased in September as trade war concerns and political uncertainty hit exports, according to preliminary data released on Friday.
Cabinet minister Chris Grayling warned that a no-deal Brexit was on the cards if the European Union did not soften its position regarding the Irish border.
Chief of the European Council Donald Tusk, said on Thursday that Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work" as it risks undermining the EU's single market.
Sales of US existing homes were steady in August, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Factory sector activity in the US mid-Atlantic region bounced back sharply in September on the back of a big increase in firms' new orders, according to the results of a widely-followed survey.
UK lawmakers on the Treasury select committee have called for regulation of cryptocurrencies which they consider to be "wild west" assets that expose investors to risks.
Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to reject an improved European Union offer to solve the issue of the Irish border post Brexit, reports stated on Wednesday, knocking the pound back from its seven week high.
America's current account deficit with the rest of the world narrowed more quickly than expected during the second quarter.
Homebuilding in the States picked-up substantially last month, but a key forward-looking indicator fell short of analysts' forecasts.