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  • The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on a perceived lack of progress on U.S. tax reform and public spending.

  • The dollar index erased earlier gains after Fed meeting minutes showed the next interest rate increase could be soon.

  • The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Fed policymakers pointed to the potential for US interest rates to rise next month.

  • LONDON, Feb 21- Sterling rose almost 1 percent against the euro on Tuesday, to its highest in two months, after another opinion poll showing far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gaining ground hit the single currency. The pound rose as high as 84.45 pence per euro, up 0.9 percent on the day, after the Elabe poll showed the lead of centrist Emmanuel...

  • LONDON, Feb 21- Sterling fell against the dollar but made ground versus the euro on Tuesday, before Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and a number of his chief lieutenants testify in Britain's parliament. The pound has been relatively steady compared with last year's slump, but recent data suggest that consumer confidence may be starting to falter as...

  • The euro recovered some ground against the dollar after talks aimed at finding a leftist unity candidate for France's election showed little sign of progress.

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    CNBC's Gemma Acton speaks about Bovis Homes' latest earnings and explains how the U.K. government is changing its philosophy on housing.

  • Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors, discusses Kraft Heinz's decision to drop its bid for Unilever.

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

  • 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...