British Pound


  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- Britain's pound slouched towards recent 14- month lows against the dollar as investors pushed back rate-hike expectations to the fourth quarter of 2015 after the Bank of England's inflation report on Wednesday. Sterling slipped further below $1.60 and was last at $1.5816, off 0.6 percent, in early New York trading against the dollar, which was...

  • FOREX-Sterling hurt by dovish BoE Inflation Report Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 12- Sterling fell towards recent 14- month lows against the dollar as investors pushed back rate hike expectations to the fourth quarter of 2015 after the Bank of England's Inflation Report on Wednesday. Sterling hit a low of $1.5812, not far from Friday's 14- month low of $1.5791. "Sterling is being sold off particularly against the euro and much more...

  • Dollar hits 7-year high vs yen on sales tax delay Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    The dollar climbed to a seven-year high against the yen as Prime Minister Abe is likely to delay a planned sales tax increase.

  • Dollar down; Swiss franc hits 2-year high vs euro Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    The dollar fell for a second straight session on Monday in quiet trading as investors took more profits on earlier steep gains.

  • Higher-yielding currencies generally viewed as risky assets were stronger on the day such as the Australian and New Zealand dollars, sterling, and emerging market units such as the Turkish lira and the South Africa rand. "A continuation of profit-taking in the dollar index has largely dictated price action in currency markets, though we believe the pause...

  • Dollar retreats from 4 1/2-year high Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    The dollar slipped on Friday after a solid but below-expectation October U.S. jobs report.

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    The Russian central bank said it was prepared to support the ruble in foreign exchange markets after it tumbled to new lows on Friday.

  • Euro plunges to its lowest in more than two years Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    The euro plunged to its lowest in more than two years against the dollar on Thursday.

  • Dollar up after U.S. elections, euro weakens Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The dollar nursed modest losses on Wednesday as investors took some profits on a four-session rally that swept the greenback to multi-year highs.

  • The euro rallied on Tuesday on a report citing internal tensions within the European Central Bank over the leadership of its chief, Mario Draghi.

  • Dollar surges above 114 yen, holds gains Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    The dollar topped 114 yen on Monday, its highest level in nearly seven years, extending gains spurred by the Bank of Japan's decision last week.

  • Sterling sinks to two-week low against rallying dollar Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 31- Sterling hit a fresh two-week low against the dollar on Friday after data showed U.S. wages picking up, leaving the pound on track for its fourth straight month of losses- its weakest run since 2009.. The greenback gained further on Friday after the Bank of Japan shocked financial markets by unleashing a fresh round of quantitative easing in a...

  • Yen hits 7-year low after surprise BOJ easing Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    The yen tumbled to its lowest level in nearly seven years against the dollar, putting it on track for its biggest losses in 18 months.

  • Dollar boost on GDP data, more hawkish Fed tone Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    The dollar extended recent gains to a 3-1/2-week high, boosted by strong third-quarter growth and a newly hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve.

  • Dollar index rises after Fed policy decision Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:11 PM ET
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    The dollar steadied as investors awaited guidance from the U.S. Federal Reserve, expected to reiterate caution on raising interest rates.

  • Dollar declines after weak data, Swedish crown falls Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
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    The dollar fell on Tuesday on disappointing U.S. durable goods and home price data ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • Euro rebounds on US data Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    The euro recovered lost ground in rangebound trade on Monday, boosted by weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data.

  • Euro up after report on bank stress tests Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    The euro rallied on Friday ahead of an official report on the health of the euro zone's main banks as investors covered short-positions.

  • *Sterling eyes Q3 UK GDP data. LONDON, Oct 24- The euro slipped on Friday, as investors were cautious ahead of the results on Sunday of stress tests on euro zone banks, while the yen was underpinned by safe-haven flows due to a fresh Ebola scare in New York. The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on...

  • Risk-on trade pulls dollar higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, with an underpinning of promising data.