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Elizabeth Howcroft

Pound struggles to break through $1.30 after Labour election manifesto

4:39pm GMT

* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote http://tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv

FOREX-Dollar gains as trade tensions fuel demand; Fed minutes due

20 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 20 The dollar edged higher on Wednesday as worsening U.S.-China relations fuelled demand for the greenback before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's October policy meeting where it raised interest rates for the third time this year.

FOREX-Dollar rises as U.S.-China relations worsen over Hong Kong and tariffs

20 Nov 2019

Nov 20 The dollar rose on Wednesday and trade-exposed currencies fell after the U.S. president threatened a trade war escalation and China condemned a U.S. senate measure backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

UPDATE 2-Italy's bond yields rise as periphery comes under selling pressure again

19 Nov 2019

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Recasts with move in southern European bond markets)

Demand for European debt holds as trade deal hopes fade

19 Nov 2019

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr

Sterling holds below $1.30 as Conservatives lead in polls

18 Nov 2019

LONDON Sterling inched higher towards $1.30 Monday as the Conservatives lead in polls for Britain's general election, boosting the chances of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's withdrawal deal being passed by parliament before the Jan. 31 Brexit deadline.

Sterling hits $1.2960 on election optimism; short positions decline

18 Nov 2019

* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote http://tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv

Sterling jumps against dollar after Brexit party quits more races

15 Nov 2019

LONDON Sterling rose to a 10-day high against the U.S. dollar on Friday as Brexit Party candidates stood down from over 40 seats not held by the Conservative Party, which traders saw as a move that would help the Conservatives gain a majority in the upcoming UK elections.

FOREX-Yen slips on China-U.S. deal hopes, trade-linked currencies rise

15 Nov 2019

Nov 15 Optimism that the United States and China may soon end their trade war after White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said a deal was "getting close" lifted trade-exposed currencies on Friday at the expense of safe-haven assets such as the yen.

Sterling flat as election optimism offset by post-Brexit pessimism

15 Nov 2019

* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote http://tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv

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