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UPDATE 1-Speculators pare bearish bets on dollar -CFTC, Reuters data

Speculators trimmed their bearish bets on the U.S. dollar in the latest week to the smallest position in more than a month, but retained a significantly negative bias against the greenback, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net short position, derived from net positions of International Monetar

Speculators trim bearish bets on dollar -CFTC, Reuters data

Speculators trimmed their bearish bets on the U.S. dollar in the latest week to the smallest position in more than a month, but retained a significantly negative bias against the greenback, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.

GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. tax plan hopes boost stocks, dollar

World stocks climbed, along with the U.S. dollar and bond yields on Friday, as investors anticipated President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

Sterling bounces back, boosted by progress in Brexit talks

Sterling bounced back from an eight-day low against the euro on Friday, with investors hopeful of a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations after British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled talks with the European Union.

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McConnell says waiting for Trump to signal OK on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring a healthcare bill up for a vote in the Senate but was waiting to see what President Donald Trump wants, after a week in which Trump sent mixed signals about a bipartisan bill to shore up insurance markets created under Obamacare.