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Dollar jumps after U.S. data; bond prices slide

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NEW YORK - The dollar rose to its highest this year against the yen on Tuesday on strong U.S. manufacturing and construction data, while the euro slipped to a 12-month low on speculation the European Central Bank will move towards looser monetary policy.

FTSE steadies near two-month high at close, miners up

LONDON - Britain's top share index steadied near a two-month high on Tuesday, with some caution before the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday offsetting a rally in miners prompted by stronger metals prices.

4:58pm BST

Scottish independence uncertainty drags sterling to five-month lows

LONDON - Sterling fell to five-month lows and the cost of hedging against sharp currency swings jumped by its greatest rate in three years on Tuesday after a poll showed record support for Scottish independence just two weeks before a referendum.

4:35pm BST

Euro hits 1-year low vs dollar on ECB bets, pound falls

New York - The euro dipped on Tuesday to fresh one-year lows against the dollar on bets the European Central Bank will do more to help a wobbly euro zone economy, while the pound fell to a near five-month low versus the greenback on worries about Scottish secession.

8:27pm BST

Sterling hit hard by growing support for Scottish independence

LONDON - Sterling fell and the cost of hedging against sharp currency swings surged on Tuesday, after a poll showed record support for Scottish independence just two weeks before a referendum that poses risks for the pound.

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