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  • *Yet sterling up solidly on the year, FTSE rides high. Neither risk materialised and the bounce in the pound after Prime Minister David Cameron's re-election with an unexpected outright majority could be viewed as a sign of investors' faith that he can weather the third of the trio- a vote on Britain's EU membership. "The market believes that whether now or later on...

  • LONDON, May 22- Sterling fell sharply against the dollar on Friday, after a stronger-than-expected rise in U.S. core consumer prices in April revived bets that inflation may reach the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target later this year. Sterling fell 0.9 percent against the dollar to $1.5520, well off a five-month high of $1.5815 struck on May 14.

  • LONDON, May 22- Sterling hovered near a 7- year high against a trade-weighted basket of currencies on Friday, buoyed by recent data bolstering a view that the British economy was outperforming its peers. The currency had taken a knock earlier this week after UK inflation fell below zero in April for the first time in 55 years. "Aside from inflation risks, the UK...

  • Dollar weakens against euro for first time in week Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Thursday for the first time this week.

  • Sterling surges after UK retail sales boost Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    LONDON, May 21- Sterling powered to a two-month high against the euro and erased much of this week's loss against the dollar on Thursday after data showed British retail sales rose more strongly than expected in April. "With the recent uptick in the housing market after a winter lull, and consumer confidence at its highest for several years, there's good reason to...

  • LONDON, May 21- Sterling hit a two-month high versus the euro and jumped against the dollar on Thursday after data showed British retail sales rose more strongly than expected in April, recovering from a fall the previous month. But the sales figures eased concerns that a slowdown in Britain's economy in the first quarter might be the start of a longer period of...

  • Dollar not far from 2-week high Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:35 AM ET

    The dollar stepped back but held close to a two-week peak as investors focused on the pace of the U.S. Federal Reserve's coming interest rate hikes.

  • Dollar not far from 2-week high Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    The U.S. dollar and Euro currencies

    The dollar stepped backbut held close to a two-week peak as investors focused on the pace of the U.S. Federal Reserve's coming interest rate hikes.

  • Behind the 'two-way action' in sterling   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    Behind the 'two-way action' in sterling

    Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management, says the tone from the Bank of England's minutes isn't aligned with recent mixed data. She also explains why there's a buying opportunity in the pound against the Japanese yen.

  • FOREX-Euro stung by ECB, sterling also under pressure Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:09 PM ET

    *Euro broadly lower, back near $1.11. *Sterling hit as UK inflation turns negative. SYDNEY, May 20- The euro nursed steep losses early on Wednesday, having suffered a major setback as the European Central Bank looked to accelerate the pace of money printing to buy government bonds over the next two months.

  • Dollar recoups lost ground, aided by higher yields Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:23 PM ET

    The dollar made broad-based gains, recovering some ground after several weeks of selling that brought the greenback to more attractive levels.

  • Dollar pushes higher, eyes on inflation data Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:08 AM ET

    The dollar clawed its way higher, recovering from almost four-month lows reached late last week on another surprisingly bad round of U.S. data.

  • This is what may knock $40B off dividends Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:11 AM ET

    The recently interrupted bull-run in the dollar has weighed heavily on company dividends, with global pay-outs slumping.

  • The dollar fell to a 3-month low against the euro as disappointing data on factory activity and consumer sentiment spurred doubts about recovery.

  • FOREX-Dollar still on the defensive after tough week Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:45 PM ET

    *Euro holds near $1.1400 after extending gains overnight. SYDNEY, May 15- The dollar struggled at three month lows versus the euro early on Friday but encouraging news on the U.S. labor market helped it recover some ground against a host of other currencies. Indeed, the dollar stayed on the defensive against the euro and sterling, which climbed to three- and 5-1/ 2...

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    The U.S. dollar traded lower against a currency basket after downward producer price data challenged hopes for better U.S. economic growth.

  • Venezuelan currency tanks; inflation seen near 100% Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    A bank note with the face of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and the word "devaluated" at a market in Caracas.

    Venezuela’s black market exchange rate weakened below a key level on Thursday, as the bolivar’s decline steepened in the face of hyperinflation and a rapidly shrinking economy.

  • The euro surged past $1.14 for the first time since February in early trade in Europe and the yen broke back through 119 yen to its highest in two weeks. Sterling, resurgent since UK elections last week, hit a six-month high of $1.5795. "We've just hit stops this morning, there's nothing more than that," said Peter Kinsella, a currency strategist with Germany's...

  • The U.S. dollar hit a more than three-month low against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales data.

  • Don't relax yet, euro-dollar parity's still on its way Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    An employee counts euros and U.S. dollar notes in a currency exchange store in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Fund managers invested in U.S. markets are still expecting the dollar to return to strength, with euro dollar parity still very much on the cards.