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  • *Yen helped by caution ahead of Japan election. TOKYO, Oct 18- The dollar held an upper hand against other major currencies on Wednesday as investors weigh the possibility that U.S. "Who will be the next Fed Governor is the most important focus of the market now," said Yukio Ishizuki, senior strategist at Daiwa Securities.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The United States on Tuesday declined to name China as a currency manipulator although it remained critical of the Chinese government's economic policies ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by President Donald Trump. Treasury currency report said no countries deserved the currency manipulator label, but it kept China on a currency "...

  • *Loonie touches its highest since Oct. 6 at C $1.2591. *Canada's 2- year yield further below U.S. counterpart. The currency traded in a relatively broad range, with its strongest level of the session was C $1.2514, while it touched its weakest since Oct. 6 at C $1.2591.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Washington on Tuesday declined to name China as a currency manipulator although it remained critical of the Chinese government's economic policies ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by President Donald Trump. Treasury currency report said no countries deserved the currency manipulator label but it kept China on a currency "monitoring...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Washington on Tuesday declined to name China as a currency manipulator although it remained critical of the Chinese government's economic policies ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by President Donald Trump. Treasury currency report said no countries deserved the currency manipulator label but it kept China on a currency "monitoring...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration on Tuesday once again declined to label China a currency manipulator, even though Donald Trump repeatedly pledged during last year's presidential campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office. Instead, the administration, in a report it must issue every six months, kept China and four other nations— Germany, Japan,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on speculation that U.S. Yields climbed as well on growing expectations that Trump favored Stanford economist John Taylor to head the U.S. central bank. Yellen so under his potential tutelage, the central bank might lift borrowing rates more aggressively, which would...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- London- based currency manager Adrian Lee& Partners said on Tuesday the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation had awarded it a mandate to manage $2 billion of international foreign exchange exposure. The Alaska Fund, which manages roughly $62 billion in assets, posted a return of 2.05 percent as of Aug. 31, outperforming a target return 1.04 percent...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on speculation that U.S. Yields climbed as well on growing expectations that Trump favored Stanford economist John Taylor to head the U.S. central bank. Yellen so under his potential tutelage, the central bank might lift borrowing rates more aggressively, which would...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on speculation that U.S. Yields climbed as well on growing expectations that Trump favored Stanford economist John Taylor to head the U.S. central bank. Yellen so under his potential tutelage, the central bank might lift borrowing rates more aggressively, which would...

  • ABUJA, Oct 17- Nigeria is looking to boost agricultural exports to earn more hard currency, and aims to cut imports of rice and wheat which together cost it almost $4 billion a year, Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh told Reuters. Nigeria emerged from recession in the second quarter as oil revenues rose, but growth was sluggish. He said Nigeria needed 12 million...

  • 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...

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 17- Central European currencies firmed on Tuesday, with strong economic data and expectations for more to come outweighing political concerns, including a Czech national election due at the weekend. Czech forward rate agreements have fully priced in a 25 basis point increase in the CNB's main rate in the next three months, which it started to...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2539, or 79.75 U.S. cents. Canada sends about 75 percent of its exports to the United States. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland are scheduled to meet and take stock of the negotiations before issuing statements at a joint event at 3 p.m..

  • *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...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- The dollar strengthened to a one-week high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, supported by a rise in Treasury yields following a report U.S. U.S. 2- year Treasury yields hit their highest in almost nine years late on Monday, after a report that Trump was favouring Stanford economist John Taylor to head the Fed. MUFG currency economist...

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- The dollar edged up against its peers on Tuesday, supported by a rise in Treasury yields following a report that U.S. Treasury yields bounced from two-week lows and rose after a report on Monday that President Trump was favouring Stanford economist John Taylor, seen as more hawkish than current Chair Janet Yellen, to head the Fed.

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