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  • LONDON, July 29- Sterling gained more than 1 percent on Friday to trade above $1.33 for the first time in eleven days, as the greenback dropped sharply across the board after U.S. economic growth data came in much weaker than expected. Since plunging 14 percent within hours after Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union five weeks ago, the pound has...

  • U.K. consumer confidence fall worst in 26 years

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including GDP growth and Gucci.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Algorithms are proving to be poor at timing currency markets, if a group of new exchange-traded funds is any indication. But their predictive models- reset only once a month- may have been caught short by Britain's June 23 "Brexit" vote to leave the European Union, which was followed by an immediate sharp decline in the pound and rally in the yen.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's battered pound looks to be holding its own a month after the shock vote for a Brexit, even as the Bank of England prepares to take UK interest rates below their U.S. equivalents for the first time in a decade. Sterling sank by 14 percent within hours of the decision to quit the European Union in June 23' s referendum and banks were quickly...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- The U.S. dollar weakened on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the second quarter, further reducing expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in September. The Japanese yen, meanwhile, soared after the Bank of Japan expanded stimulus at its highly anticipated meeting, but...

  • JAPANESE YEN EXTENDS GAINS AGAINST US DOLLAR TO 102.82.

  • Hungary@ BUDAPEST, July 29- Central European currencies eased slightly on Friday in edgy global sentiment before a first estimate for Q2 U.S. growth, with the forint getting some support from news of Daimler expanding its plant in Hungary. "We do not expect a direct impact on the forint now, but the 1 billion euro investment could be forint-supportive indirectly,...

  • LONDON, July 29- Sterling inched up against the dollar on Friday, staying within the ranges in which it has traded for the past two weeks, as investors eyed a Bank of England meeting next week that they expect will yield the first interest rate cut since 2009.. Data showing British consumer morale suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years in July, the latest...

  • LONDON, July 29- The yen jumped on Friday and the biggest rise in Japanese government bond yields in years lifted sovereign borrowing costs around the world, after the Bank of Japan's latest measures to boost growth and inflation fell short of investor expectations. Japan's Nikkei rose, and European indices rose on the back of better-than-expected results...

  • The dollar last traded at 103.28 yen, down 1.8 percent. Spot gold eased by 0.1 percent at $1,333.33 an ounce at 0740 GMT, on track for its second straight session of monthly gains, and was headed for its first weekly gain in three. "Maybe at this moment, the BOJ's decision is a bit supportive for gold," said Dominic Schnider of UBS Wealth Management in Hong Kong.

  • LONDON, July 29- The yen soared against the dollar on Friday after a round of modest monetary policy easing from the Bank of Japan disappointed investors who had been hoping for at least a hint of more radical stimulus. That still left it short of levels seen as investors flooded into the traditional security of Japan after Britain's vote to leave the European...

  • *But keeps money base target unchanged at Y80 trln. SINGAPORE, July 29- The safe-haven yen jumped against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan's modest monetary policy easing disappointed investors who had been hoping for more radical stimulus measures. The dollar initially rose to 105.75 yen right after the BOJ's announcement but later tumbled to a 2-1/...

  • SINGAPORE, July 29- The safe-haven yen jumped against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan's monetary policy easing disappointed investors who had been hoping for more radical stimulus measures. It initially rose to 105.75 yen right after the BOJ's announcement but later tumbled to as low as 102.705 yen. Other than ETFs, they didn't announce anything, "...

  • TOKYO, July 29- The dollar fell more than a full yen on Friday to extend its losses on the day to more than two percent at one point after the Bank of Japan's stimulus fell short of market expectations.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN FULL YEN AFTER BOJ, DOWN 2 PCT ON DAY.

  • TOKYO, July 29- The yen firmed in jumpy market conditions on Friday, spiking to a 2 1/ 2- week high against the dollar as investors braced for the possibility that the Bank of Japan's expected easing steps will disappoint market participants hoping for more radical measures. The BOJ usually announces its policy decisions around noon in Tokyo, although the bank...

  • TOKYO, July 29- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen in Asia early on Friday, touching as low as 103.30 yen in a nervous trade ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy decision expected later in the day.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PCT IN EARLY ASIAN TRADE.

  • *Canadian dollar settles at C $1.3161, or 75.98 U.S. cents. "Despite oil moving down and while we're awaiting GDP data tomorrow that will be significantly negative, the market is not pricing in any sort of move by the Bank of Canada, that's very unusual," said Jimmy Jean, an economic strategist at Desjardins. The Canadian dollar settled at C $1.3161 to the greenback, or...

  • *Wall St rebounds after disappointing Ford Motor results. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday in anticipation of results from tech heavyweights Alphabet and Amazon.com, while the yen eased after Reuters reported the Bank of Japan was considering expanding monetary stimulus to address signs of weak inflation. Expectations of further...