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Dollar rises; pound sells off after Scotland vote NEW YORK: The dollar advanced Friday against other major currencies, while the British pound retreated despite Scotland's vote against breaking from the United Kingdom. The greenback hit a 14-month high against the euro, as "the coast was clearer for markets to focus on US optimism and expectations for Fed rate hikes in 2015" following the Scottish vote, said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst at Western Union Business Solutions.The dollar has rallied against the euro, the yen and others on expectations that the US Federal Reserve is closer to tightening policy than other central banks. But David Rodriguez, quantitative strategist at DailyFX, said trading data suggest euro selling and dollar buying "has slowed significantly," signalling a possible shift was imminent.The British pound, meanwhile, retreated against the dollar despite Scots voting 55 percent against a referendum to exit the centuries-old United Kingdom.Analysts attributed the pound's drop to profit-taking following a surge Thursday."Sterling ...

C$ firms on US data, rethink of Fed stance TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Thursday as investors reassessed the previous day's policy statement from the US Federal Reserve, while markets globally were bracing for the results of Scotland's independence referendum.The loonie was also supported by weak housing data south of the border, as well as data at home that showed foreign investors resumed buying Canadian securities in July.The currency recovered much of the ground lost in a selloff the previous ...
Dollar climbs to six-year peak vs yen on higher Fed rate forecasts NEW YORK: The dollar jumped to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday while the euro tumbled from five-month peaks after forecasts from the Federal Reserve showed a faster pace of rate hikes over the next few years than had been projected in June.The Fed's statement after a two-day policy meeting remained cautious, however, sticking to its low-interest-rate pledge for a "considerable time" and expressing concern about slack in the labor market, but currency ...
C$ firms as markets await Fed statement TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback for a third day on Wednesday but gains were limited by investor caution ahead of a policy statement by the US Federal Reserve later in the day.Market speculation has been rife over whether the US central bank will change its language on how long it will hold interest rates at ultra-low levels.Expectations that the statement will be a bit more hawkish sparked a nearly 2 percent selloff ...
Dollar slips vs euro after U.S. CPI data hints at dovish Fed NEW YORK: The US dollar edged lower against the euro on Wednesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices fell last month, fuelling scepticism that the Federal Reserve will adopt a more hawkish tone in a policy statement later in the session.The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index fell 0.2 percent in August as a broad decline in energy prices offset increases in food and shelter costs, marking the first dip since April of 2013 ...
C$ lifted by factory data; eyes on Bank of Canada TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against the greenback on Tuesday after data showed factory sales rose strongly in July, with the currency extending its recovery from the more than five-month low it hit the previous session.Markets were looking ahead to a speech by the head of the Bank of Canada later in the day. In his first speech since the central bank reaffirmed its neutral policy stance earlier this month, Governor Stephen Poloz will talk ...
Dollar inches lower ahead of Fed meeting outcome NEW YORK: The dollar slipped on Tuesday as investors booked profit on the currency's recent rally ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could potentially turn more upbeat on the U.S. economy and flag an interest-rate increase sooner rather than later.The dollar index, a measure of the greenback's value against six major currencies, was on track for its 10th weekly gain. Since May, the index has gained nearly six percent, but on Tuesday, it dipped ...

 



 
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