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  • The dollar only held its gains against the yen on Thursday after Trump's tax plan offered no surprises, slowing the greenback's rally.

  • LONDON, April 27- Sterling rose around half a percent to 7- month highs above $1.29 on Thursday, helped by a broader softening of the dollar and polls showing Prime Minister Theresa May on course for a landslide in the early election she has called for June. By 0850 it had risen a third of a percent to $1.2891, having hit a high of $1.2917 in early trade in London.

  • LONDON, April 27- Sterling rose around half a percent to 7- month highs above $1.29 on Thursday, helped by a broader softening of the dollar and polls showing Prime Minister Theresa May on course for a landslide in the early election she has called for June. By 0850 it had risen a third of a percent to $1.2891, having hit a high of $1.2917 in early trade in London.

  • LONDON, April 27- The dollar only held its gains against the Japanese yen on Thursday after U.S. The market also awaited the European Central Bank's monetary policy decision. The Canadian dollar and Mexican peso, which had slumped earlier on reports the United States is considering withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, bounced sharply...

  • TOKYO, April 27- The dollar held gains against the yen on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump's tax plan offered no fresh surprises, slowing the greenback's rally, while the market awaited the European Central Bank's upcoming monetary policy decision. The Canadian dollar and Mexican peso, which had slumped earlier on reports the United States is...

  • TOKYO, April 27- The dollar clung to gains against the yen on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump's tax plan offered no fresh surprises, halting the greenback's rally, while the market awaited the European Central Bank's upcoming monetary policy decision. The Canadian dollar and Mexican peso also lost steam on reports the United States is considering...

  • TORONTO, April 26- The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday after a U.S. official said the White House was considering a draft executive order to withdraw from the NAFTA trade deal between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. "For me, the most meaningful thing is that we didn't break yesterday's dollar- Canada high, which is a bit...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Equities retreated from highs on Wednesday after a U.S. tax plan disappointed, while the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso weakened against the greenback on the possibility of a U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Donald Trump proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The U.S. dollar shed gains against major rivals on Wednesday after a White House tax reform announcement was viewed as lacking in new details, while the peso and Canadian dollar sank on reports that the U.S. is considering withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Analysts said traders were disappointed by the lack of new...

  • The Australian and New Zealand dollars sank, after Australian inflation data pointed to an economy under strain from mediocre growth in China.

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Mexican and Canadian stocks and currencies fell on Wednesday after reports that the White House was considering withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a long-standing trade deal between both countries and the United states. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 0.11 percent and Mexico's IPC...

  • Positioning data shows bets against the currency remain close to record highs, though they were trimmed last week after British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election for June, with markets seeing the election as likely to bolster political stability as Britain exits the European Union. The June vote, as well as a reduction of political risk in...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The U.S. dollar strengthened broadly on Wednesday, with the currency hitting nearly four-week highs against the yen, on anticipation that a promised White House announcement on tax reform could boost the greenback. The dollar jumped to 111.73 yen, its highest level so far this month, while the euro was last down 0.5 percent against the greenback...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3579, or 73.64 U.S. cents. TORONTO, April 26- The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday as oil prices fell and investors turned attention to U.S. Canada is a major exporter of oil.

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 26- South Africa's Competition Tribunal on Wednesday confirmed a 69.5 million rand settlement with Citibank for its role in rigging rand currency trading, making the U.S. bank the first among more than dozen banks named in a probe. The fine is less than 10 percent of Citibank's annual revenue in South Africa- the potential size of the penalty-...

  • LAGOS, April 26- The value of Nigeria's latest naira exchange rate-- this one for portfolio investors-- eased for a second day on Wednesday despite the central bank supplying $25 million to boost liquidity. It closed at 374.96 naira in its previous session. On the main, official interbank market the currency was quoted at 305.90 naira.

  • LONDON, April 26- The euro retreated from 5-1/ 2 month highs against the dollar on Wednesday, investors cashing in gains made on the back of the first round of France's presidential elections and a market rethink on euro zone monetary policy. The yen- a sufferer this week from buoyant sentiment on stock markets since the French vote on Sunday- was steadier while...

  • LONDON, April 26- The euro retreated from 5-1/ 2 month highs against the dollar on Wednesday, investors cashing in gains made on the back of the first round of France's presidential elections and a market rethink on euro zone monetary policy. The yen- a sufferer this week from buoyant sentiment on stock markets since the French vote on Sunday- was steadier while...

  • LONDON, April 26- The euro retreated from 5-1/ 2 month highs against the dollar on Wednesday, investors cashing in gains made on the back of the first round of France's presidential elections and a market rethink on euro zone monetary policy. The yen- a sufferer this week from buoyant sentiment on stock markets since the French vote on Sunday- was steadier while...

  • LONDON, April 26- The euro retreated from 5-1/ 2 month highs against the dollar on Wednesday, investors cashing in gains made on the back of the first round of France's presidential elections and a market rethink on euro zone monetary policy. The yen- a sufferer this week from buoyant sentiment on stock markets since the French vote on Sunday- was steadier while...