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Asian shares rise, dollar on top of the heap

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TOKYO - Upbeat Chinese services activity reports helped lift Asian shares on Wednesday, while the dollar was close to 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored that the U.S. economy continues to gather gradual momentum.

Dollar climbs as yen, sterling sag; euro off lows for now

TOKYO/SYDNEY - The dollar hovered at 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, underpinned by stronger-than-expected U.S. data and a resulting rise in Treasury yields.

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

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.

02 Sep 2014

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.

02 Sep 2014

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.

02 Sep 2014

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