Sterling hit a seven-month high against the dollar and a 2-1/2 year peak versus the euro on Monday after fresh polls showed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has extended its lead in opinion polls before Thursday's election. The ruling Conservative Party extended its lead over the opposition Labour Party to 14 percentage points, up from 9 percentage points a week ago.
Sterling rose to as high as $1.3180 its highest level in seven months and was last up 0.25% on the day. The pound strengthened versus the euro to 83.94 pence its strongest level in 2-1/2 years. Expectations that the Conservative Party will win an outright majority in this week's election, ending a hung parliament and political paralysis on Brexit has boosted the pound in recent days.
14 Aug 2020 04:44 PM
Indian shares settled lower for a third consecutive session on Friday, dragged by financial stocks as new quarantine restrictions from Britain and weak economic data from China hurt global investor sentiment.
14 Aug 2020 02:45 PM
The Indian rupee was little changed against the dollar this week, as likely intervention by the country’s central bank countered the impact of inflows
14 Aug 2020 11:50 AM
Indian shares rose on Friday, powered by drug stocks and heavyweight Reliance Industries, as hopes of more economic relief measures to blunt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic boosted sentiment.
14 Aug 2020 11:15 AM
The yuan eased against the dollar in thin trade on Friday, with investors avoiding huge bets on the local currency ahead of a meeting of U.S. and Chinese trade officials.
14 Aug 2020 10:50 AM
Gold fought for traction on Friday as a jump in U.S. Treasury yields forced investors to reassess their positions again after a steep retreat from a record peak earlier this week, which put bullion on course for its first weekly fall since early June
14 Aug 2020 10:34 AM
The Indian rupee was at 74.82/74.83, against 74.84/74.85 in the previous session