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gain ground against (something)

In finance, especially regarding currency, to increase in value in comparison to something else. With Europe's economy still struggling to recover, the US Dollar continued to gain ground against the Euro on Friday.
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In New York on Thursday, the dollar gained ground against the yen as the minutes of the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting, released the previous day, underscored expectations that the central bank will start winding down its stimulus in the near future and that the U.
Summary: The yen gained ground against other major currencies Tuesday after political opposition surfaced to a .
13 yen, while the dollar gained ground against the Japanese currency, to 80.
The pound gained ground against the dollar and the euro at 1.
Oil prices have steadily declined since last week, as the dollar has gained ground against the euro.
The pound gained ground against the dollar despite the retail figures, trading above 1.
The US Dollar gained ground against most forex majors as stocks slumped nearly 2% across Asian exchanges on concerns that the recent rally has taken prices too high relative to expected earnings.
We have gained ground against the different security threats by derailing their capabilities to wage [war] and [inflict] damage on life and property," Yano said.
But the tunnel gained ground against the ferries on lorry traffic, notching up a 19 per cent increase against the average rise of 16 per cent.
The dollar gained ground against currencies of major competitors.
The yen also gained ground against the euro, in tandem with its rise against the dollar.
Meanwhile the pro-government Al-Watan newspaper reported that troops had gained ground against "gunmen" around Homs, referring to rebels fighting the regime.
The Euro gained ground against the US dollar here Wednesday, rising 0.
Sterling gained ground against the euro and the dollar.
The euro, meanwhile, gained ground against the dollar and yen partly due to talks about a possible coalition government for Italy ending the country's political stalemate, Uchida said.