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  • CNBC's Tania Bryer discusses the British fashion industry's response to Brexit.

  • A slide in U.S. bond yields pressured the dollar against the yen on Monday, while the euro struggled for traction.

  • The yen rose against major currencies as concerns about the upcoming French elections kindled safe-haven demand for the Japanese currency.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Sterling held near week lows against the dollar on Friday as investors awaited the latest batch of British retail data for more clues on an economy which has proved resilient since the UK voted to exit the European Union in June. Slower wage growth numbers in Britain and a surge in the dollar after U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen hinted at an...

  • The dollar headed for a second day of losses on Thursday, falling against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies.

  • *Poll on UK retail sales http://emea1.apps.cp.extranet.thomsonreuters.biz/Apps/econ-polls? LONDON, Feb 16- Sterling fell around a quarter of a percent against the euro and underperformed gains for other major currencies against the dollar on Thursday as nerves around Brexit and the strength of the UK economy weighed on prices. "The market is clearly...

  • *Poll on UK retail sales http://emea1.apps.cp.extranet.thomsonreuters.biz/Apps/econ-polls? LONDON, Feb 16- Sterling gained around half a percent against the dollar on Thursday, tracking broader moves in major currencies after some caution about the underlying strength of the U.S. economy set in following a high January inflation number.

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    The greenback was previously on track for its 11th straight day of gains.

  • UK labor data released early in the session had already knocked sterling back, showing a slowing of wage growth in the fourth quarter that was bad news for British consumers facing a surge in inflation in the months ahead. "This is more a dollar strength story, though sterling is a little weaker after the UK data," said CMC Markets chief analyst Michael Hewson.

  • The pound fell over 0.6 percent to $1.2386, extending earlier losses from UK labor data that showed wage growth slowing in the fourth quarter, bad news for consumers facing a potential surge in inflation in the months ahead. "This is a more dollar strength story though sterling is a little weaker after the UK data," said CMC Markets chief analyst Michael Hewson.

  • LONDON, Feb 15- The dollar chalked up its 11th straight daily rise on Wednesday, as investors' focus moved to inflation data in the United States for more support for the idea of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates next month. European trade in the major currencies was dominated by dips for the Swedish crown and sterling after the Riksbank and a report on the UK...

  • LONDON, Feb 15- Sterling dropped to a one-week low of $1.2428 on Wednesday after data showed UK wage growth slowing in the fourth quarter, bad news for consumers facing a potential surge in inflation in the months ahead. "The jobs data continues to reflect the generally positive tone we saw through the second half of last year in the UK but we still think there are...

  • LONDON, Feb 15- Sterling dropped to a one-week low of $1.2428 on Wednesday after data showed UK wage growth slowing in the fourth quarter, bad news for consumers facing a potential surge in inflation in the months ahead. "The jobs data continues to reflect the generally positive tone we saw through the second half of last year in the UK but we still think there are...

  • The dollar rose as investors raised their outlook on a faster pace of U.S. rate increases following comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Customers look for groceries as they push shopping carts along the shopping aisles inside an Asda supermarket in London.

    British consumer prices rose last month, caused by higher global oil prices and the Brexit vote-fueled fall in the value of sterling.

  • LONDON, Feb 14- Sterling retreated from its highest level in a month against the euro on Tuesday in early London trade, tracking a broader consolidation of recent moves in major currency markets as investors await UK inflation data for January. The UK currency was also helped by solid manufacturing and trade data at the end of last week which eased concerns...

  • The dollar hit a two-week high against the yen with another round of solid gains as investors focused again on the U.S. reflation trade.

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Sterling rose against the euro for a sixth straight day on Monday, chalking up its best run in over four months as the euro zone currency struggled to shake off French political worries and Greek debt strains. Sterling nudged back up to $1.25 against the dollar but climbed a more forceful 0.5 percent against the euro to take it to a two-week high of...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Sterling edged up on Monday, extending its winning streak against the euro for a sixth straight day after enjoying a boost from last week's better-than-expected manufacturing and trade data. The pound was up over 0.3 percent against the dollar and steady against the euro which has been hit by nerves around a pickup in political uncertainty in...

  • The dollar gained in part on expectations of a constructive meeting between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.