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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.

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • *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.

  • Dollar strong vs yen on jobless data, outlook Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    The dollar rose after data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected, reinforcing the view that U.S. interest rates will rise sooner.

  • Sterling hits 2-yr high versus euro as Scotland votes Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 18- Sterling rose on Thursday, hitting a two-year peak against the euro and a near two-week high against the dollar on growing expectations that Scotland will vote to stay within the United Kingdom. Thursday's vote on whether Scotland will opt for independence or not closes at 10 p.m. and the first trends are likely to come out a few hours after that.

  • *Scotland's independence vote next focus, sterling volatility jumps. LONDON, Sept 18- The dollar began European trading on Thursday almost 1.5 percent higher against the yen than 24 hours earlier, after the Federal Reserve sent another shock through the global financial system by raising its projections on future interest rates.

  • US dollar extends gains against yen on Fed report Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar strengthened following Fed news after earlier hitting an 8-year high against the Japanese yen.

  • How sterling will react to referendum result     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, senior foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses sterling ahead of the Scottish referendum and how the currency would react to either Yes or No outcomes.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- Sterling crept higher on Wednesday, helped by a handful of polls showing the "No" camp holding onto a slender lead in the run-in to Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence.

  • *Sterling inches up ahead of Scotland vote, implied vols jump. LONDON, Sept 17- The dollar neared six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday as investors awaited fresh clues from the Federal Reserve on when a first hike in U.S. interest rates is likely to come.

  • Aussie back under pressure, eyes on German data Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    Renewed sales of the Australian dollar were the main move on major currency markets on Tuesday.