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  • Speculators further trimmed bets favoring the U.S. dollar, pushing net longs to their lowest in more than two months, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. ...

  • Speculators further trimmed bets favoring the U.S. dollar, pushing net longs to their lowest in more than two months, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. ...

  • The dollar index initially eased from a one-month high set on Thursday, before ending the day flat at 95.295. Fed Chair Janet Yellen reiterated this stance at her semiannual testimony before Congress this week.

  • Sterling steadies after hitting 7-year high vs euro Reuters - UK Focus - 19 hours ago

    Despite the gain on the day, the pound was almost a cent below 8-week highs hit against the dollar a day earlier, with a growing focus on political risks ahead of the election helping cool the past month's stronger mood towards Britain. "Its been an up and down sort of day," said a dealer with one London-based brokera …

  • The dollar index dipped on Friday on month-end selling but remained on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving U.S. data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a interest rate rise later this year. Other top U.S. central bank officials signaled the Fed's path towards normalizing …

  • FRN Variable Rate Fix Business Wire - 20 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- As Agent Bank, please be advised of the following rate determined on: 2/27/2015 Issue ¦ Westpac Banking Corporation - Series 1151 AUD 100,000,000 FRN due May 2015   ISIN Number ...

  • The dollar trimmed earlier losses against the euro and yen early Friday as the downgrade on fourth-quarter U.S. growth was not as steep as economists had forecast, supporting the view the world's biggest economy will grow at a moderate pace. Gross domestic product grew at a 2.2 percent annual pace, slower than the initial …

  • FOREX-Dollar set for 8th month of gains on US data, Fed outlook Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:21 GMT

    The dollar index fell on Friday amid month-end selling but was still on track for a record eighth month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise later this year. February's gains, though, were the smallest of the eight months.

  • Bank of Ireland makes full-year profit for first time since crisis Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:40 GMT

    Bank of Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) made a profit last year for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, thanks to growth in new lending and a claw-back of money set aside for bad loans. Ireland's largest bank by assets has recovered from the crisis more quickly than some of its rivals partly because its two …

  • Sterling pulls back after jump vs euro, election starts to weigh Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 09:37 GMT

    Sterling dipped back below $1.54 on Friday, more than a cent below 8-week highs hit a day earlier, with a growing focus on political risks ahead of May elections helping cool the past month's stronger mood towards Britain. The pound was also 0.3 percent weaker against the euro after breaking below 73 pence per euro to …

  • FOREX-Dollar on track for eighth month of gains on US data, Fed outlook Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 09:11 GMT

    The dollar index slipped on Friday, pegged back by month-end selling, but was still on track for its eighth straight month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise this year. Data released on Thursday showed U.S. core consumer price index, which excludes food …

  • Bank of Ireland may participate in ECB bond buying -CEO Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 07:31 GMT

    Bank of Ireland may "take some advantage" of the European Central Bank's new bond buying programme when it begins next month, chief executive Richie Boucher said on Friday. Weeks before the ECB ...

  • FOREX-Dollar pauses after rallying on U.S. data, Fed remarks Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 05:11 GMT

    The euro was down 0.6 percent for the month after tumbling 6.7 percent in January, when the European Central Bank unveiled its government bond buying scheme, also known as quantitative easing (QE). Data released on Thursday showed that the U.S. core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy costs, rose 0.2 percent …

  • FOREX-Dollar catches breath after rise on U.S. data, Fed remarks Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 00:34 GMT

    The dollar took a breather in Tokyo on Friday after surging to a one-month high against a basket of currencies overnight as U.S. economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials prompted investors ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Global equities fall as oil sinks; dollar rallies Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 21:40 GMT

    Global equities dipped on Thursday as investor enthusiasm was dampened by a pullback in oil prices related to rising inventories, while the dollar rose as economic data drove expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. The Nasdaq was a bright spot in U.S. equities, rising on news of a technology deal …

  • FOREX-Dollar index adds gains after poor U.S. note sale Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 18:25 GMT

    The U.S. dollar reached a fresh one-month peak against a basket of currencies early on Thursday afternoon as U.S. yields rose to session highs after poor demand at an auction of $29 billion of seven-year ...

  • Sterling scales 7-year high against struggling euro Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 16:24 GMT

    Sterling rose to a seven-year high against the euro on Thursday, as interest rate expectations moved further in favour of British assets just days before the European Central Bank embarks on a huge asset-buying spree. British government bond prices sharply underperformed German Bunds, however, as investors flocked into …

  • Star Capital lines up sales of Pepcom, Eleclink -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 14:23 GMT

    European investment fund Star Capital (Other OTC: CGHC - news) is launching preparations to sell German cable group Pepcom and a separate deal to dispose of a stake in Eleclink, a company running a power cable connecting Britain and France, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Star Capital has asked HSBC, …

  • Sterling surges along with dollar after U.S. data Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 14:10 GMT

    Sterling jumped to a more than 7-year high of 72.705 pence per euro on Thursday, pulled higher along with the dollar after durable goods sales data bolstered the case for a rise in U.S. interest rates. The pound has been helped by UK government bond yields that dwarf those in top-rated European economies including Germany, …

  • FOREX-Dollar gains after rise in U.S. durable goods orders Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 14:07 GMT

    The dollar extended its gains against a basket of currencies early Thursday as stronger-than-expected data on U.S. durable goods orders in January signaled resilience in business activity despite worries of the recent surge in the dollar hurting exports. The Commerce Department said on Thursday orders on big-ticket items …

  • FOREX-Fed's Bullard prods dollar higher, eyes on U.S.inflation Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 13:09 GMT

    The dollar gained almost half a percent against the euro around midday in Europe on Thursday after St Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said the strong dollar was having only a marginal impact on U.S. monetary policy and economy. Bullard, speaking on CNBC, also said the U.S. central bank, where he is currently …

  • Credit, money data offer glimmer of hope for eurozone

    New credit and money supply data for the 19-nation eurozone offer tentative signs that the region's battered economy is slowly mending, analysts say

  • Greece hails 'turn in the tide' but debt problems loom

    Over the coming four months Greece needs to firm up its reform plans and show by the end of April that they are bearing fruit

  • Sterling firm near 8-week high against dollar, UK data supports Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 10:33 GMT

    Sterling traded firm near an eight-week high against the dollar on Thursday, drawing support from steady economic growth in Britain, although a drop in business investment was likely to make some investors cautious. Sterling was a tad higher, trading at $1.5535, having hit a eight-week high of $1.5554 in Asia. "Sterling/dollar …

  • Credit, money data offer glimmer of hope for eurozone

    Loans to the private sector in the euro area, a gauge of economic health, fell year-on-year in January, the ECB said

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