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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.
The U.S. dollar strengthened following Fed news after earlier hitting an 8-year high against the Japanese yen.
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.
Renewed sales of the Australian dollar were the main move on major currency markets on Tuesday.
Sweden's crown fell to a two-month low against the euro after the country elected a minority government.
The dollar index was headed for a ninth consecutive week of gains after retail sales data added to expectations that U.S. growth is gaining steam.
Below are some of the big issues that would have to be resolved between an independent Scotland and the remainder of the UK, if Scots vote' yes' on Sept 18. Britain's three main political parties have all ruled out sharing sterling on the grounds a UK- Scotland currency union could suffer the same problems as the euro zone, which shares a currency but not a government.
*Sterling steadies after latest Scotland poll. LONDON, Sept 12- The dollar index headed for its longest winning streak since 1997 on Friday, as the greenback hit a six-year peak against the yen on growing expectations that the U.S.
SYDNEY, Sept 12- The dollar hovered below a 14- month peak against a basket of major currencies early on Friday as the selloff in sterling and the euro tapered off, but commodity currencies remained under pressure. The dollar index last traded at 84.262 after a flat close in New York.
Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the recent performance of sterling and says the recovery - following the sharp sell-off - seems to be taking hold.
The U.S. dollar hit a six-year high against the yen and sterling recovered some ground after recent nerves over Scottish independence.
*Overnight poll a slim majority for Scotland to remain in U.K.. NEW YORK, Sept 11- Sterling rose from 10- month lows on Thursday after a poll reduced some fears of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, which briefly provided support for global equity prices before their gains faded.
*Overnight poll shows more Scots favour staying in UK. LONDON, Sept 11- Sterling rose off multi-month lows on Thursday as a poll showing that most Scots intend to vote against independence next week alleviated concerns over the future of the UK, but equities slipped on an unexpected rise in U.S. jobless claims.
LONDON, Sept 11- The dollar powered to a fresh six-year high against the yen on Thursday, while sterling got some respite from a poll that helped calm nerves over Scotland's vote on independence in a week's time.
LONDON, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar powered to a six-year high against the yen on Thursday and sterling recovered some ground after a recent bout of nerves over the prospect of Scotland voting for independence in a week's time.
*Dollar near 6- year high vs yen. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said the kiwi's current level was "unjustified and unsustainable".
LONDON, Sept 10- An independent Scotland would need big stockpiles of sterling if the country adopted the pound without an agreement with the rest of the United Kingdom, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday.