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  • Dollar gains on better-than-expected housing data Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    U.S. housing starts surged past expectations in July, snapping two straight months of declines.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Sterling hit a four-month low against the dollar and a near two-month trough versus the euro on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected inflation data eased pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates. Consumer prices rose 1.6 percent on the year in July, the Office for National Statistics said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The U.S. dollar hit nine-month highs against the euro and rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after strong U.S. housing data bolstered expectations for an earlier-than-expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Sterling fell to a four-month low against the dollar and slipped towards a two-month trough versus the euro on Tuesday, after data showed British inflation fell more than expected and eased pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates. Consumer prices rose 1.6 percent on the year in July, the Office for National Statistics said.

  • Dollar gains on easing tensions and housing data Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    The US dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday on reduced concerns over Russia and Ukraine and positive US housing data.

  • Dollar gets no safe-haven love from Ukraine drama Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    The dollar failed to get a safe-haven boost despite news that the Ukraine-Russia conflict had entered a potentially dangerous phase.

  • *UK GDP data cold comfort for sterling. LONDON, Aug 15- The euro was on track for a second week of losses against the dollar on Friday, and hovered near five-month lows against the Swiss franc, on concerns about the euro zone's economic prospects and expectations for more stimulus. The data confirmed that the UK economy grew at its fastest annual pace in over six years.

  • 'Fascinating story' behind euro/dollar: Pro     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Camilla Sutton, managing director and chief foreign exchange strategist at Scotiabank, says that investors should take a closer look at the euro, as it is "trying to stabilize".

  • *UK GDP data in focus in European session. LONDON, Aug 15- The euro was on track for its fifth week of losses against the dollar on Friday, and hovered near five-month lows against the Swiss franc on growing worries about the euro zone's gloomy economic prospects and more monetary stimulus.

  • Why the euro is not set for a downtrend     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura, is not convinced that slower growth and deflationary forces in the euro zone will weaken the currency.

  • Dollar edges up from early losses in thin trading Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    A robust U.S. 30-year bond auction supported Treasuries prices in general and weighed on yields, which has underpinned the greenback, analysts said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin of Russian sounded a conciliatory note over the crisis in Ukraine, while bond yields in Europe fell to record lows as the euro zone's recovery stalled in the second quarter.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- The euro hovered near nine-month lows against the dollar on Thursday, hurt by dismal data from Germany and France that cast further doubt over the euro zone's recovery and adds to expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank.

  • Market 'overexcited' about BoE rate hike: Pro     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says the market was "overexcited" about the prospects of a U.K. rate hike and discusses the price movement of sterling.

  • By Ian Chua and Masayuki Kitano. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 14- Sterling set a fresh four-month low on Thursday, staying on the defensive after the Bank of England surprised investors the previous day by signalling it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 14- Sterling languished at four-month lows early on Thursday, having taken the honors of the worst-performing major currency after the Bank of England signaled it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • *Yen subdued after Japan Q2 GDP contraction. NEW YORK, Aug 13- The dollar rose to one-week highs against the yen and inched higher versus the euro on Wednesday, getting support from gains on Wall Street after a relatively quiet day on the geopolitical front. But the dollar soon recovered after that in generally thin trading as Wall Street shares closed higher.

  • Dollar trips as US retail sales disappoint Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    The British pound also falls on inflation, wages data, and the yen is subdued after Japan's Q2 GDP contraction.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Aug 13- The yen held steady versus the dollar on Wednesday, showing limited reaction to the widely expected contraction in Japan's economy in April-June, while the euro hovered above the previous day's lows.

  • German morale data adds to evidence of damage from Ukraine. TOKYO, Aug 13- Asian shares struggled on Wednesday after Wall Street snapped a two-day rally with the crisis in Ukraine sapping investor confidence as it threatens a fragile economic recovery in Europe.