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  • *Sterling gains as Scotland voters decide to stay in UK. LONDON, Sept 19- British markets rallied and the rest of Europe followed suit on Friday as Scotland's decision to stay in the United Kingdom eased investors past the latest in a recent run of global political obstacles.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Sterling climbed to a two-year peak against the euro and a two-week high against the dollar on Friday after Scottish voters rejected independence, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom and prolonged uncertainty.

  • Yen’s drop—too far, too fast? Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    While the yen's sharp drop has driven the Nikkei to near seven-year highs, the quick decline is also spurring concerns over the economy.

  • *Sterling gains as Scotland voters decide to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling jumped to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, rallying on relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in a referendum, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling jumped to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, rallying on relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in a referendum, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom.

  • Pound can rally further: Pro     Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says the pound can strengthen further after Scotland voted against becoming independent.

  • *Dollar at six-year high vs yen. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 19- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no problem with recent currency moves as the dollar scaled a six-year high versus the yen due to growing expectations for higher interest rates in the United States.

  • World stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    HONG KONG— The British pound jumped and world stock benchmarks rose Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 advanced 0.7 percent to 6,864.45 and France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent to 4,492.39.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese stocks extended gains to an 8-1/ 2 month high on Friday after the yen dropped to a six-year low, underpinned by the Federal Reserve's policy outlook, and after the first result in the Scottish independence vote went to the unioninst camp.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after a early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling rose to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, taking comfort from early results of a Scottish referendum that indicated a break-up of the United Kingdom will be averted.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- Sterling pushed sharply higher in Asian trade on Friday as the first result reported in the Scottish independence vote went to the unionist camp. The result in the small borough of Clackmannanshire was reported as 46.2 percent in support of independence, with 53.8 percent against.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares edged higher on Friday, cheered by news of an eye-popping initial public offering by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, while sterling rebounded after a survey published showed support for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling rose to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, taking comfort from a poll showing support for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. The YouGov survey showed support for Scottish independence amounted to 46 percent of the electorate with 54 percent wanting to stay in the United Kingdom.

  • TABLE-Impact of weaker yen on Japanese firms' earnings Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Sept 19- Following is a table highlighting this financial year's assumed currency rates for some major Japanese firms and the impact on annual operating profit of a 1 yen move lower against both the dollar and the euro. Company Assumed Impact of 1 yen Assumed Impact of 1 yen rate move on operating rate vs yen move on vs dlr profit euro operating.

  • Japan struggled with a strong currency for much of the past decade, only gaining sustained relief from late 2012 as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power and embarked on bold monetary stimulus.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar scaled more than six-year peaks against the yen on Thursday after data showed a drop in U.S. claims for jobless benefits last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise earlier than expected.

  • It's like Alibaba cures cancer or something Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

    No, Alibaba doesn't actually cure cancer; however, you would think so as some traders say it's lifting stocks ahead of its IPO tomorrow.

  • Alibaba's first day at school: What to expect Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    There are several reasons I am optimistic that Alibaba—at whatever price—will open to the upside and stay there.