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  • *UK output dips unexpectedly, sterling falls. LONDON, July 8- Europe's main stock indices and lower-rated government bonds slipped on Tuesday amid reports of new U.S. fines for banks and dimming prospects the European Central Bank will launch an asset purchase programme.

  • Quick fade for dollar, German trade disappoints Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:21 AM ET

    The outlook for central bank policymaking dominated attention in major currency markets on Tuesday, with the dollar rally already fading.

  • Euro subdued by German data but dollar holds Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    German industrial output fell 1.8 percent on the month in May, its biggest drop in more than two years, surprising most analysts.

  • LONDON, July 7- The euro slipped on Monday, testing a 22- month trough against the British pound, after weak German industrial data highlighted the divergent economic prospects between the euro zone and those of its biggest trading partners.

  • LONDON, July 7- The euro fell on Monday, hitting a 22- month trough against the British pound, after weak German industrial data highlighted the divergent economic prospects between the euro zone and those of its biggest trading partners.

  • Dollar struggles against doubts over Fed shift Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    The dollar struggled to make more headway after a jump in U.S. job creation left stock markets in optimistic mood.

  • Dollar wins out as US payrolls beat expectations Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    The dollar was broadly bid on Thursday by a stronger-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for June.

  • Dollar shines on US private sector jobs report Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    The report boded well for Thursday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report, and provided a boost to the dollar.

  • LONDON, July 2- The dollar held above a two-month low against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, before the release of a survey of the U.S. labour market and a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that is expected to be dovish. Both heightened expectations that the Bank of England will tighten policy before the year's end.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 2- The British pound held firm near six-year highs following an upbeat manufacturing survey while the yen and the euro lost steam as the uptick from quarter-end buying faded. The pound, which scurried to $1.7167 on Tuesday, its highest since October 2008, traded firm at $1.7148.

  • FOREX-Aussie, sterling outperform as dollar dithers Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 2- The Australian dollar hovered near an eight-month peak early on Wednesday, having been swept higher by a short squeeze while an upbeat manufacturing survey helped power sterling to levels not seen in nearly six years.

  • Factory data drives sterling highest since crisis Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    A UK factory survey adds to evidence that Britain's consumer-led recovery is becoming more balanced and sustainable.

  • Euro back around $1.37 as ECB meets again Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    The euro held near a six-week high against the dollar on Tuesday, threatening a break past $1.37.

  • Dollar falls for second week, Kiwi charges higher Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    The dollar looked set for a second week of losses on Friday, after a string of poor U.S. economic data that gave investors no reason to expect higher interest rates soon.

  • Sterling shines on BoE rate expectations Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Sterling rallied on Thursday after new measures to cool the UK housing market failed to dampen rate rise expectations.

  • LONDON, June 26- Sterling rallied against the dollar on Thursday after new measures to cool the UK housing market failed to dampen rate rise expectations and a downward revision to U.S. The Bank of England tightened lending norms to the housing sector but its measures were less aggressive than many in the market had anticipated.

  • LONDON, June 26- The dollar index languished near one-month lows on Thursday, still held back by surprisingly weak U.S. first-quarter GDP data, which has bolstered expectations that monetary policy will remain loose. In the European session, the focus will be on the British pound and the impact from the Bank of England's report on financial stability.

  • LONDON, June 25- Sterling stayed under pressure for a second day on Wednesday, as investors cut favourable bets on the currency after Bank of England governor cooled expectations of an interest rate hike later this year.

  • Pound sags after less hawkish BOE Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    The pound saw losses after comments from the BoE cooled expectations for an interest rate hike, while its G3 counterparts drifted in well-worn ranges.

  • LONDON, June 25- Sterling extended losses on Wednesday, falling sharply against the euro as investors cut favourable bets on the currency after Bank of England governor cooled expectations of an interest rate hike later this year.