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  • The dollar edged down on Tuesday as attention turned to who would be the next head of the U.S. central bank.

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    Investors bet that an emphatic election victory for Japan's ruling party would see a continuation of the ultra-loose "Abenomics" policy.

  • 70 percent probability of a hard Brexit scenario: Societe Generale

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, speaks about the impact of Brexit on sterling and the U.K. housing market.

  • The dollar rose as progress on U.S. tax reforms raised prospects of a fiscal lift to the economy.

  • The euro has remained impervious to political developments recently, but investors said the single currency could run into some resistance.

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Sterling edged lower ahead of British employment data due on Wednesday that will help determine whether the Bank the England will raise interest rates. The pound slid to a five-day low on Tuesday after comments by Bank of England policymakers were interpreted by markets as dovish, despite new September inflation data being in line with...

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    The dollar edged higher as markets awaited further news on the possible appointment of a hawk as Fed chair and progress on U.S. tax reforms.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- The Bank of England's new deputy governor distanced himself from the central bank's majority view that interest rates probably need to rise soon, and another newcomer said her support for that position was "very contingent on the data". Sterling and government bond yields fell as investors took the comments from Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden and...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Britain's pound slid to a five-day low after comments by Bank of England policymakers were interpreted by markets as dovish despite newly published inflation data in line with expectations. Silvana Tenreyro, external member of the Monetary Policy Committee, said the upward pressure on inflation from sterling weakness will start to wane in the...

  • *Sterling dips lower after Bank of England speeches. The greenback was supported by U.S. two-year Treasury yields hitting their highest levels in almost nine years on Monday, after it was reported that Trump was favouring Stanford economist John Taylor to head the Fed. MUFG currency economist Lee Hardman, in London, said the bank would "not be surprised" to see an...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Sterling slipped below $1.32 for the first time in four days on Tuesday after comments by Bank of England policymakers were interpreted by markets as broadly dovish. "Comments coming out uniformly signaled a dovish and cautious stance among policymakers and indicated a growing debate internally on the path for interest rates forward," said Neil...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Sterling drifted higher on Tuesday as investors awaited inflation data expected to play a defining role in setting the Bank of England's policy outlook in the coming weeks. Also on Tuesday, BoE Governor Mark Carney may offer further policy clues when he appears before a parliamentary committee. Sterling rose 4 percent to a one-year high of...

  • The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on speculation about the Federal Reserve head.

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The pound steadied on Monday, falling back from a four-week high against the euro as bets that upbeat data this week would put the Bank of England on track for a rate rise by year-end were offset by concerns over Britain's exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to offer new concessions to Brussels over the terms of...

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    The dollar gained slightly on Monday as investors repositioned after the greenback hit its lowest levels in more than two weeks on Friday.

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The pound edged up on Monday, as investors bet that economic data this week would put the Bank of England on track for a rate rise by the end of the year and- at least for the time being- overshadow Brexit. On Friday, the pound dropped almost half a cent against the dollar in less than a minute after a German government spokesperson said time was running out...

  • The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Friday, shaking off early weakness.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct after record close. The FTSE 100 was down 0.5 percent by 0825 GMT, fresh from the record close it managed in the previous session on the back of a dip in sterling caused by a stalemate in Brexit talks. Analysts have been questioning the correlation between the FTSE and the pound, which is the main barometer of EU divorce talks and whose plunge...

  • LONDON, Oct 13- Sterling rose on Friday to a 10- day high, boosted by a report in Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper that the European Union could offer Britain a two-year transitional Brexit deal. Handelsblatt reported on Thurday evening that Barnier wanted to offer Britain the chance to stay in the EU's single market and customs union for a two-year transition...

  • *Wall Street virtually unchanged with pressure from banks, media. PPI was a little bit better, but that doesnt really translate well to CPI, said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. The dollar turned negative as sterling jumped to an eight-day high against the dollar with analysts citing a report in Germany's Handelsblatt...