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  • 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.

  • Bank of England's Carney wrong-foots investors again Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON, Aug 14- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is gaining a reputation for upsetting the financial markets. In June, he made sterling leap by warning investors that they were not sufficiently pricing in the chance of an early increase in Britain's record-low benchmark interest rates.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Sterling fell on Wednesday after a Bank of England report forecast subdued growth in wages in coming months, leading markets to push back until early next year expectations of when monetary policy will tighten.

  • 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.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Sterling edged up in early European trade on Wednesday as investors trimmed bets against the currency before a Bank of England report, which may give clues on when the UK will start to tighten monetary policy. Sterling edged up 0.1 percent against the dollar to $1.6825, pulling away from a two-month low of $1.6757 struck on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- Sterling inched up against the euro on Tuesday after a survey showed investor morale in Germany at its lowest in over 1-1/ 2 years, a further sign that the euro zone recovery is faltering.

  • Euro heads for 9-month lows, German ZEW seen weak Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:48 AM ET

    The euro fell towards 9-month lows against the dollar on Tuesday, as investors positioned for a weak German sentiment survey.

  • Norwegian crown hits 7-week high Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    The Norwegian crown hit a seven-week high against the euro after Norway reported consumer inflation unexpectedly jumped in July.

  • Yen, Swissie gain as Iraq ripples through markets Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    The euro gained against the dollar and sterling, and investors flocked to the Swiss Franc and yen as Obama approved air strikes in Iraq.

  • FOREX-Euro inches higher, eyes on Iraq, Russia Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 8- The euro gained back some ground against the dollar and sterling on Friday, while investors sought the traditional safety of the yen and Swiss franc after U.S. President Barack Obama approved air strikes in Iraq.

  • Yen sags on Japan pension plans; Euro holds steady Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    The yen came under pressure from Japan's plans to increase its pension allocation to the domestic stock market.

  • Euro sets new 9-month low after German data Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    The dollar held near an 11-month high, supported by upbeat U.S. data, while the New Zealand dollar took a hit from a fall in dairy prices.

  • Dollar extends gains on services, factory data Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The US dollar extended a rally after an 8-1/2 year high in services growth and a bigger-than-expected increase in factory orders.

  • A technical look at euro, sterling     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, says there is the prospect for a technical rally for the euro and that a period of sterling "bullishness" is coming to an end.

  • Euro dips on weaker service sector surveys Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    The euro headed back below $1.34 on Tuesday after a survey of Italian service sector purchasing managers disappointed on the low side.

  • Dollar perched at 2014 highs after strong run Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The dollar hovered around 10-month highs ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday.

  • Dollar adds to monthly gain on strong US labor data Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after labor market data fueled expectations for a hawkish Fed.

  • Dollar up after Fed announces taper Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after the Fed announced it will cut its asset buying program by another $10 billion.

  • *H1 EPS 101.8 pence vs forecast 102 pence. LONDON, July 30- British American Tobacco reported lower revenue and profit for the six months ended June 30, hurt by the strong British pound and a slight decline in volume.