Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.1195 n/a n/a
GBP/USD 1.3186 -0.05% -0.0006
GBP/JPY 149.6996 -0.05% -0.0699
GBP/CHF 1.2985 n/a n/a
GBP/CAD 1.6643 -0.08% -0.0013
EUR/USD 1.1785 n/a n/a
USD/JPY 113.5335 n/a n/a

FX round-up: Dollar boosted by tax plans, pound rallies on Brexit hopes

President Donald Trump's tax reforms made the dollar the early story, before a sterling narrative took over as Brexit developments filtered through from the EU 27 in Brussels.

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US existing home sales move higher in September

Existing home sales in the States broke a three-month streak of consecutive declines but were nevertheless labelled "meagre" by some observers, who warned that a lack of supply and fast price increases were putting a crimp in buyers' budgets.

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Spain orders elections in Catalonia in step towards autonomy suspension

Spain’s government will force elections in Catalonia in January with the support of the official opposition, in one of the first steps toward withdrawing autonomy for the region.

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EU27 to prepare internally for second phase of Brexit talks

European leaders have agreed to move internal discussions on Brexit onto issues of trade and the exit transition - but not with the UK negotiating team due to the "insufficient progress" made in negotiations.

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Trump tax bill clears Senate hurdle as Bush and Obama make veiled swipes

US President Donald Trump’s proposed tax reforms cleared a significant hurdle on Thursday as the Senate passed a blueprint budget for 2018, as the divisiveness under his administration faced thinly-veiled attacks from predecessors Barack Obama and George W Bush.