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(Close): The pound fell against the dollar after a speech by the Bank of England's Mark Carney was interpreted as meaning no rate rise until 2015.
Sterling fell to a 10-week low, and finished at $1.6695, after Mr Carney halved the average wage forecast for this year.
The pound also fell against the euro, and at close was down 0.68% at 1.249 euros.
On the stock market, shares were higher at close.
The FTSE 100 index was up 0.37%, or 24.26 points at 6,656.68.
The security firm G4S was the top riser on the FTSE 100, up 5.27%, after its earnings showed a return to profit.