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  • LONDON, Sept 22- Sterling skidded against the dollar and the euro on Friday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to give any concrete details for how Britain might retain preferential access to Europe's single market. In a closely watched speech in Italy, May said Britain should stay in the trade bloc during a roughly two-year transition out of the...

  • *North Korea rhetoric boosts safe haven currencies. NEW YORK, Sept 22- Jitters over a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States drove up U.S. MSCI's world equity index, which tracks shares in 46 countries, was little changed, and Britain's main FTSE 100 stock index climbed as Prime Minister Theresa May laid out plans for Britain's exit from...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- The dollar slipped against the yen on Friday, with tensions simmering on the Korean peninsula and as the boost from heightened expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike in December faded. North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. "Increasing tensions with North Korea is putting a little bit of selling...

  • *FTSE 100 jumps 0.6 pct on Florence speech. LONDON, Sept 22- Britain's major share index surged in afternoon trading on Friday as Prime Minister May's speech in Florence disappointed currency traders, sending the pound sliding. The blue chip FTSE 100 jumped 0.6 percent to its highest in a week as sterling slipped, boosting the large-cap companies which mainly...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Sterling skidded against the dollar and the euro on Friday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to give any concrete details for how Britain might retain preferential access to Europe's single market. In a closely watched speech in Italy, May said Britain should stay in the trade bloc during a roughly two-year transition out of the...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2310, or 81.23 U.S. cents. TORONTO, Sept 22- The Canadian dollar pared some gains against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after domestic data indicated the country's central bank does not have to raise rates rapidly. Canada's annual inflation rate rose to 1.4 percent last month from 1.2 percent in July.

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    The dollar slipped against the yen on Friday, with tensions simmering on the Korean peninsula.

  • One of the issues May is expected to address in her afternoon speech in the Italian city of Florence is Britain's exit bill, which Brussels has demanded progress on before talks can progress. Britain has expressed frustration at the European Union's demands, with British ministers keen to start negotiating the terms of Britain's new relationship with the...

  • *N Korea tensions, China downgrade weigh on risk sentiment. North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. The dollar dropped as much as 0.8 percent to 111.65 yen, before recovering to trade down around half a percent on the day at 111.96 yen in early London trade.

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on Friday after North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean and escalated a war of words with U.S. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to start lower amid a chill in risk appetite, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open down 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX to open 0.2...

  • With Bank of England Mark Carney changing his tune, the British pound is likely to be influenced by rate hike expectations, says Philip Wee of DBS Bank.

  • *N.Korea seen considering nuclear test in Pacific Ocean. TOKYO, Sept 22- Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on the mooted possibility of North Korea conducting another hydrogen bomb test, this time in the Pacific Ocean. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday he believes the North could consider a nuclear test on an "...

  • *N Korea tensions, China downgrade weigh on risk sentiment. TOKYO, Sept 22- The dollar edged down on the yen in early Friday trade against a backdrop of simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula, though the sharp divergence between U.S. and Japanese monetary policy contained the greenback's losses. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday he...

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    China is about to get its first new PBOC chief in 15 years, and the selection could show what Beijing has planned for the economy.

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    Wall Street is about to begin implementing a system that will track every trade, making it a treasure chest of secret trading information.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2338, or 81.05 U.S. cents. The strength of the data has boosted the outlook for growth in the economy for the month, offsetting soft manufacturing data, Nick Exarhos, an economist at CIBC Capital Markets, said in a research note. Economists will turn to Canada's retail sales report, due on Friday, for further clues on prospects for July gross...

  • *Norway's central bank signals quicker path to rate hike. It is just telling in terms of where the sentiment is for the U.S. dollar, "said Erik Nelson, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York. "Yes, the Fed has just told us they are going to continue tightening policy, but the likes of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada and even the Bank of...

  • LONDON, Sept 21- Sterling firmed against the dollar on Thursday, with traders hopeful that a much-anticipated speech from Prime Minister Theresa May the following day would signal she wants a "soft" exit for Britain from the European Union. The BBC reported on Thursday that May will say on Friday that Britain is willing to pay 20 billion euros to the EU during a...

  • *Norway's central bank signals quicker path to rate hike. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies on Thursday, retreating from a more than two-week peak as bets stoked by the Federal Reserve signalling it may raise interest rates in December abated. "People were surprised that Yellen stuck with the script that weak inflation is...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2346, or 81.00 U.S. cents. The strength of the data has boosted the outlook for growth in the economy for the month, offsetting soft manufacturing data, Nick Exarhos, an economist at CIBC Capital Markets, said in a research note. Economists will turn to Canada's retail sales report, due on Friday, for further clues on prospects for July gross...