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  • *Sterling on defensive as voting begins in UK election. NEW YORK, May 7- The U.S. dollar recovered against the euro on Thursday after German bund yields retreated from their highs for the year and optimism grew that the U.S. employment report for April would show strength after upbeat data on weekly jobless claims. "Now that yields are coming back, the euro is giving up...

  • LONDON, May 7- The cost of protection against overnight swings in the British pound jumped to its highest since the last parliamentary elections in 2010 on Thursday as Britons headed to vote in the most unpredictable poll for decades. But while a rise in currency and stock market option volatility indexes reflected uncertainty stemming from the vote, sterling,...

  • *Euro tracks bund yields back down on choppy trading day. *Sterling on defensive as UK election begins. LONDON, May 7- The euro fell from a 10- week peak against the dollar on Thursday, tracking benchmark German bund yields lower as they retreated from a 5-1/ 2- month high on a choppy day of trading.

  • UK markets bet on election gyrations, calm for now Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    LONDON, May 7- The cost of protection against overnight swings in the British pound jumped to its highest in five years on Thursday as Britons headed to vote in the most unpredictable general election for decades. And while a rise in currency and stock market option volatility indices reflected some of the uncertainty stemming from a political stalemate, spot...

  • Rising yields help euro hit 10-week high Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:29 AM ET

    The euro hit a ten-week peak, tracking European bond yields higher and benefiting from a sell-off in the dollar after weak U.S. jobs data

  • *Sterling on defensive as UK election begins. LONDON, May 7- The euro hit a ten-week peak on Thursday, tracking European bond yields higher and benefiting from a sell-off in the dollar after weak U.S. jobs data added to speculation that the Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates. As Britons took to the ballot box to cast their votes in the most uncertain UK...

  • Election jitters keep sterling on the back foot   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Election jitters keep sterling on the back foot

    Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank, expects the British pound to see continued volatility in the short term due to the U.K. general elections.

  • *Sterling on defensive for UK elections. SYDNEY, May 7- The dollar languished at its lowest in over two months against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, under renewed pressure from disappointing data, while a further spike in German yields gave the euro some support. The euro jumped to a two-month high of $1.1371, continuing to pull away from a 12- year...

  • LONDON, May 6- Sterling shed one percent against a broadly stronger euro on Wednesday, hitting a three-month low just a day before Britons vote in the most closely fought national election in a generation. "This does make a lot of sense, that the euro is outperforming sterling the day before a massively uncertain general election," said Hamish Pepper, a currency...

  • Dollar falters as mixed US data clouds rate outlook Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    The dollar fell from three-week highs against the yen and one-week peaks versus the euro.

  • SYDNEY, May 5- The dollar was slightly firmer against a basket of major currencies early on Tuesday, advancing against the euro and sterling in thin trade with several key financial centres shut for holidays. The euro last traded at $1.1146, continuing to peel away from a two-month peak of $1.1290 set on Friday. It bought $1.5116, not far from a one-week low of...

  • Dollar firm on light trade, Swedish crown jumps Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    The dollar edged higher in thin trading after a two-week drop tied to data suggesting the U.S. economy might be stabilizing.

  • LONDON, May 4- The dollar rose for a second day on Monday, building on a modest comeback from a two-week decline on the back of data suggesting that the U.S. economy might be stabilising following a recent soft patch. Just three days before Britons vote in the closest-fought electoral race in recent history, the cost of protection against big swings in sterling's...

  • *Dollar index adds to modest gains. *Sterling weak as UK general election approaches. LONDON, May 4- The dollar added to tenuous gains on Monday after staging a modest comeback from a two-week decline on Friday, as data suggested that the U.S. economy might be stabilising after a recent soft patch.

  • As election looms, is sterling looking vulnerable?

    Michael Sneed, FX strategist at BNP Paribas, says uncertainty surrounding the U.K. elections and recent positive economic data are making investors cautious about short sterling trades.

  • FOREX-Dollar off lows as sterling feels the heat Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    *China PMI up next as Japan enjoys Golden Week holiday. SYDNEY, May 4- The dollar clung onto tenuous gains early on Monday, having staged a modest rebound late last week as sellers set their sights on sterling after disappointing UK data. A YouGov opinion poll for the Sun newspaper published on Sunday showed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party had a...

  • A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies.

  • *UK manufacturing growth falls to seven-month low. *GRAPHIC: UK factory PMI http://r.reuters.com/tap74s. Sterling hit a three-week low against the euro after the Markit/ CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, a closely watched monthly business survey, suffered its biggest fall in more than two years.

  • Dollar index posts worst month in 4 years Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    The greenback reversed earlier losses to trade higher against a basket of currencies on Thursday.

  • The yen pushed higher on Thursday after the BOJ kept policy unchanged and held off from expanding its monetary stimulus.