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22 Sep
FX round-up: North Korea renews threats, Brexit vision outlined
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Friday trading saw a fair degree of volatility, with key data releases from the Eurozone, fresh threats from North Korea and UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivering a speech outlining her view for Brexit.

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22 Sep
London Close: FTSE firmer as pound losses ground after May speech
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London stocks had reversed earlier losses to trade a little higher by Friday's close, helped along by a weaker pound as investors weighed up a key speech by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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21 Sep
London close: FTSE flat as investors mull latest Fed decision and UK lending figures
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London stocks closed marginally lower on Thursday, giving up earlier small gains as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures and Sterling bounced back.

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20 Sep
Commodities: Greenback steady ahead of Fed statement, gold holds firm in anticipation
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The dollar was steady on Wednesday with the dollar index down only 0. 06% to 91. 736 by 1725 BST as the market waits to hear from the FOMC on monetary policy, due at 1900 BST.

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19 Sep
London close: FTSE higher on the day, investors wait for Fed statement
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Shares finished higher on Tuesday as the pound gave up early gains against the dollar.

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15 Sep
FX round-up: Pound surges on rate hike expectations, safe havens pay little attention to North Korea
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Friday trading saw the pound surge against all its major counterparts as the world woke up to another missile test from North Korea.

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14 Sep
Commodities: Gold flat on the day as investors weigh up risk options
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Thursday saw Pacific region tensions increase with the latest rhetoric from North Korea stating that the US should be "beaten to death like a rabid dog" and that the US mainland should be reduced to "ashes and darkness. " Several verbal threats were also shot across the bow of Japan.

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11 Sep
Commodities: Stronger US dollar puts gold on the backfoot
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The greenback traded higher on Monday against a basket of currencies, up 0. 54% to 91. 864 by 1720 BST, thanks to reduced tensions in North Korea.

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11 Sep
FX Round-up: Greenback in the red, North Korean risks calm down
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Monday saw some respite for the US dollar as it gained 0. 55% to 91. 859 against a basket of currencies by 1715 BST. There was also some degree of breathing room as recent North Korean missile threats died down and a classification downgrade of Hurricane Irma to a Category 1.

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11 Sep
London close: London stocks close higher with help from insurers and relative calm in N.korea
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London stocks closed higher on Monday, helped along by a strong showing in the insurance sector as worries about Hurricane Irma and North Korea abated.

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08 Sep
Commodities: Profit taking seen on gold ahead of North Korean risk
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Saturday sees North Korea celebrate it's founding day, where it is expected to conduct another missile test.

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08 Sep
London close: FTSE lower and Europe mixed ahead of North Korea concerns
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London closed lower on Friday as investors digested a mixed set of UK data, amid worries that North Korea might be preparing for a missile launch on Saturday to mark the celebration of its founding day.

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08 Sep
FX round-up: Greenback falls for fifth day, markets quiet ahead of North Korean founding day
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Friday saw the dollar index drop to it's weakest level this month against a basket of currencies while markets brace for North Korean independence day.

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07 Sep
London close: FTSE helped higher by Direct Line, Bovis and Astrazeneca
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Shares closed higher on Thursday, extending earlier gains as investors sifted through corporate news that included well-received results from Bovis Homes, with Direct Line also lending support.

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07 Sep
FX round-up: Pacific tensions die down as ECB takes the main stage
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Despite a raft of data releases out on Thursday including HPI (Housing Price Index) m/m for the UK (1. 1%), revised eurozone GDP (0. 6%) and unemployment claims for the US (298,000), it was clear to see that the star of the day was ECB (European Central Bank) President Mario Draghi, or more accurately, the euro.

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06 Sep
Commodities: Gold continues to shine as geopolitical tensions simmer
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North Korea still dominated much of the moves on Tuesday, though not to the extent that it did during the previous session, with safe haven gold up only 0. 32% to $1,338/oz. and the December contract up 1. 01% to $1,344/oz.

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25 Aug
FX round-up: Speeches eclipse data releases, dollar drops on Yellen talk
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Data releases out on Friday included positive German business climate with a print of 115. 9 and worse than expected durable goods orders number in the US at -6. 8%.

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23 Aug
London close: FTSE 100 fractionally higher as stocks pause for breath
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The top flight index closed marginally higher, brushing off a threat from US President Donald Trump to allow a shutdown of the federal government if funding was not provided for the wall he promised on his campaign trail along the US/Mexico border.

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18 Aug
FX round-up: Risk-off sentiment grips markets, safe havens shine once more
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The world woke up on Friday to the news that a terror attack claimed 14 lives in Barcelona and left around 100 injured.

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08 Aug
FX round-up: USD finds confidence after positive JOLTS posting, Zuma's power hangs in the balance
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The recently sluggish USD (US dollar) found some strength today after the Bureau of Labour Statistics reported that job openings for the month of August were up on last month's figure and beat expectations of 5. 74m, to print at 6. 16m.

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