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The pound extended its early gains against the other major currencies on Thursday, as voting got underway in Scotland for a referendum on whether to break away from the U.K. or remain with it as a Union. Polls show that the vote will be close, though latest survey put "No" campaign on a narrow lead,...

The U.S. building permits and housing starts for August and weekly jobless claims for the week ended September 13 were released at 8:30 am ET Thursday. After these reports, the greenback showed mixed trading against its major counterparts. While the greenback fell further against the pound, it edged...

The U.S. building permits and housing starts for August and weekly jobless claims for the week ended September 13 are due at 8:30 am ET Thursday. Before these reports, the greenback traded mixed against its major counterparts. While the greenback held steady against the franc and the euro, it rose against...

The Canadian dollar firmed against its major counterparts in European deals on Thursday, as European stocks edged higher following the U.S. Federal Reserve's stance to keep its accommodative policy for a "considerable time," with traders focusing on Scottish referendum that is underway. The Fed on...

The pound showed mixed trading against the other major currencies in the European session on Thursday, after data showed that U.K. retail sales increased as expected in August on non-food store sales. Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that the retail sales volume, including auto...

The Swiss franc climbed against its key counterparts in early European deals on Thursday, after the Swiss National Bank decided to keep its currency ceiling and interest rate unchanged, while signaling its willingness to take further measures immediately when needed. The central bank maintained the...

U.K. Office for National Statistics released its retail sales report for August at 4:30 am ET Thursday. After the data, the Pound changed little against its major rivals. As of 4:31 am ET, the Pound was trading at 0.7905 against the Euro, 1.5277 against the Swiss franc, 176.95 against the Yen...

U.K. Office for National Statistics is scheduled to release its retail sales report for August at 4:30 am ET Thursday. Retail sales, including automobile fuel, are expected to grow by 4 percent year-over-year in August following the 2.6 percent rise in July. Sales, including fuel, are estimated to increase...

As expected, the Swiss National Bank kept the 3-month Swiss Libor rate target unchanged at 0 percent and retained the EUR/CHF exchange rate floor at 1.20. After the announcement, the franc climbed against the other major currencies. The franc was trading at 1.2067 against the euro, 1.5250 against...

The Swiss National Bank is due to announce its monetary policy decision at 3:30 am ET Thursday. The bank is expected to maintain the 3-month Swiss Libor rate target unchanged at 0 percent, while it is also likely to retain the EUR/CHF exchange rate floor at 1.20. Ahead of the announcement, the franc...

The Malaysian ringgit weakened against the U.S. dollar in the Asian session on Thursday, following the hawkish tone that emerged from the FOMC meeting that concluded yesterday. Following the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the Fed's Open Market Committee on Wednesday, the Fed reiterated its pledge...

At 2:00 am ET Thursday, the Swiss Federal Customs Administration released its trade balance report for August. After the data, the Swiss franc changed little against its major rivals. As of 2:01 am ET, the Swiss franc was trading at 1.2110 against the Euro, 1.5350 against the Pound, 0.9413 against...

At 2:00 am ET Thursday, the Swiss Federal Customs Administration is scheduled to release its trade balance report for August. In July, the trade surplus was at CHF 3.9 billion. Ahead of the data, the Swiss franc showed mixed trading against its major rivals. While the franc held steady against the...

The U.S. dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday following the hawkish tone that emerged from the FOMC meeting that concluded yesterday. Dollar has gained strength recently, as traders bet that a strong U.S. recovery would prompt the Fed to send a signal...

The Japanese yen weakened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday after the Federal Reserve reiterated on Wednesday its pledge to keep near-zero rates in place for a "considerable time" after its bond-buying stimulus program ends. Traders seemed pleased with the prospect...