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Sterling to get post-election blues if Labour wins majority - Reuters poll

Sterling would receive a post-election bounce of around 3% if British voters give the ruling Conservative Party a majority in parliament on Dec. 12 but will fall 2% if the opposition Labour Party wins a majority, a Reuters poll found.

Dollar slips as investors await U.S.-China trade outcome

The dollar fell against the Japanese yen and drifted lower versus other currencies on Wednesday, with the market in consolidation mode, as investors sought more clarity about ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations.

Dollar stalls after Trump speech reveals little on trade

The dollar was little changed after U.S. President Donald Trump in a speech on Tuesday offered no new details on the state of the administration's trade war with China.

Sterling edges down from six-month high vs. euro as Brexit Party boost ebbs

Sterling inched down from a six-month high against the euro and was a touch softer against the dollar on Tuesday, as a boost from the Brexit Party's decision not to contest previously Conservative-held seats in Britain's upcoming election faded.

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U.S. dollar lower on mixed trade signals

The U.S. dollar was broadly lower on Monday after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that trade talks with China were moving along "very nicely" but the United States would only make a deal with Beijing if it was right for America.

Sterling falls to two-week lows after BoE vote split surprise

Sterling fell to a two-week low on Thursday after two Bank of England officials unexpectedly voted to cut interest rates this month and others said they would consider a cut if global and Brexit headwinds did not lift.

Safe-haven yen, Swiss franc slide as U.S.-China nears trade deal

The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc slid against the dollar on Tuesday as growing signs the United States and China are inching closer to a trade deal boosted risk appetite and spurred investors to seek higher-yielding currencies.

Sterling stays rangebound on election uncertainty; BoE eyed

The British pound drifted higher against the euro on Tuesday but stayed within recent trading ranges after survey data showed Britain's services sector stagnated last month due to concerns about Brexit.

Dollar gains on trade optimism, Aussie in focus ahead of RBA

The U.S. dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday thanks to growing optimism the United States and China are on the verge of reaching a preliminary agreement to scale back their bruising trade war.

Dollar gains as investors book profits on short positions

The dollar rose on Monday, after five straight days of losses, with investors more guarded despite increased risk appetite that pushed U.S. stocks and Treasury yields higher on hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal.

Sterling slips against dollar and euro, short positions reduced

The pound slipped on Monday, down around 0.1% against the dollar and euro, with investors' attention focused on political developments as election campaigning gets under way.

Dollar drops on mixed data, trade optimism

The dollar dropped on Friday after data showed a mixed view on the economy, and as optimism that the United States and China will reach a deal to end their trade war reduced safe-haven demand for the greenback.

Pound set for small weekly rise despite Brexit Party threat

Sterling edged higher on Friday and is poised to end the week on a stronger note, unmoved by Nigel Farage's announcement that his Brexit Party would fight the ruling Conservatives for every seat if Britain's prime minister does not abandon his Brexit deal.

Dollar drops after Fed rate cut, European data beat forecasts

The dollar fell to a 10-day low against a basket of major currencies on Thursday as investors evaluated whether the Federal Reserve would continue to cut rates, and after European data beat expectations.

Factbox: Foreign exchange regimes around the world

Lebanon's currency peg to the dollar has come under scrutiny after two weeks of widespread protests over corruption in the heavily indebted country which has descended into a deep economic crisis.

Sterling on track for biggest monthly rise in a decade

The pound rose above $1.290 on Thursday, heading for its biggest monthly rise in more than a decade as the combination of a weak dollar and the falling risks of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal fuelled demand.

Dollar dips as Fed signals pause in rate-cutting cycle

The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, reversing initial gains, after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year but signaled its rate-cut cycle might be at a pause, as was broadly expected.

Sterling drifts as big options reduce volatility

Sterling edged higher on Wednesday after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won parliamentary approval to hold a general election in December, though moves were limited as large currency options expiring this week curbed volatility.

Dollar slips against euro before Fed decision; sterling dips

The dollar dipped against the euro on Tuesday, a day before the Federal Reserve was expected to cut U.S. interest rates, while sterling dipped as Britain looked likely to go to election in December.

Sterling holds the line as forex markets try to price UK election risks

The British pound wobbled briefly on Tuesday as Britain looked set for a snap December election, but its recent surge on hopes of a smooth Brexit look may be capped by outside risks that the various election outcomes could bring.

Cautious trade optimism boosts kiwi, Aussie; Fed awaited

Hopes for an easing in Sino-U.S. tensions buoyed trade-exposed Asian currencies on Tuesday, while growing expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve could take a wait-and-see approach to further easing underpinned the dollar.

Sterling treads water before UK lawmakers vote on election

Sterling edged higher against a broadly struggling dollar on Monday as traders awaited the outcome of a vote in British Parliament on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand for a general election.

Dollar dips on trade optimism, before Fed meeting

The U.S. dollar slipped on Monday and the Japanese yen weakened to a three-month low against the greenback as optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a trade deal reduced demand for safe haven currencies, and as investors waited on the Federal Reserve’s meeting this...

Dollar rises on progress in U.S.-China trade pact

The dollar strengthened on Friday after U.S. and Chinese trade officials neared finalizing parts of the Phase 1 trade pact, according to the U.S. Trade Representative's office.