Rate rise talk pushes dollar upwards After the Bank of England governor raised interest rates for the first time since 2009 last Thursday, the dollar strengthened by a quarter against its currency, hitting new record highs and hitting a level not seen since 2008. The US currency hit a four-week high versus the yen on Friday, touching above 200 yen to the dollar before recovering to around 196 yen at 0930 BST (0930 GMT). The dollar index jumped 6.5 per…