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  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar and commodity currencies like the Aussie were on the defensive on Wednesday as another stormy 24- hour session for financial markets forced investors to unwind well established trades, sending the euro and safe-haven yen higher. The dollar was up 0.5 percent at 119.89 yen, off a low of 119.25 but still sharply down from an overnight high...

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    We have what traders call "degrossing," where participants are simply taking down overall exposure a bit.

  • Euro banknotes

    The yen and the euro rose on concerns about China, as investors unwound bets against the two currencies used to fund holding riskier assets.

  • European markets close: Alarming figures

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on a sea of red across Europe at the close.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- The dollar sagged against the safe-haven yen and low-yielding euro on Tuesday as weak Chinese factories data drove investors to unwind bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. "Most of these hedged positions are over-hedged and they have to buy the currencies," said Mark McCormick, a strategist at Credit...

  • An employee works on an assembly line producing Mercedes-Benz cars in Beijing, August 31, 2015.

    Four Chinese regulatory agencies have issued a joint statement "encouraging" listed companies to take action to shore up their shares.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro rose on Tuesday on concerns about China's economy, as investors unwound bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. Surveys of China's manufacturing and services reinforced worries about a sharper economic slowdown with Japan's Nikkei ending nearly 4 percent...

  • Where will the US dollar go in September?

    Christian Gattiker, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer, discusses the case for the U.S. dollar and other currencies.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro rose on Tuesday on concerns about China's economy, as investors unwound bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. Surveys of China's manufacturing and services reinforced worries about a sharper economic slowdown with Japan's Nikkei ending nearly 4 percent...

  • Margin-trading Mrs Watanabe took a drubbing on Aug. 24, when the dollar tumbled nearly 5 percent to a seven-month low of 116.15 yen as risk aversion triggered by a rout in Chinese equity markets heavily favoured the safe-haven Japanese currency. "The plunge resulted in forcing day traders into massive rounds of dollar-selling to cut their losses," said Takuya...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China's central bank plans to tighten rules on trading of currency forwards from October, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a move to curb speculation and volatility after a shock devaluation of the currency last month. The People's Bank of China has repeatedly intervened to stabilize the yuan since the Aug. 11...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Sept 1- The yen and euro edged higher on Tuesday as falls in Asian equities kept the focus on whether investors would need to further unwind carry trades, bets in risk assets funded by low-yielding currencies. The dollar fell 0.3 percent to 120.86 yen, having retreated from its recent peak of 121.76 yen set late last week. In the stock market, MSCI's...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China's central bank will tighten rules on trading of currency forwards from next month, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a move to curb speculation and rising volatility after a sharp sell-off in the currency. The People's Bank of China has repeatedly intervened to stabilize the yuan since it shocked global markets...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China's central bank will require banks trading currency forwards on behalf of clients to set aside 20 percent in foreign exchange reserves starting Oct. 15, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The forex forwards reserves will be denominated in U.S. dollars, with no interest to be paid, the sources said.

  • *Focus on PMI manufacturing surveys from China, US. TOKYO, Sept 1- Low-yielding yen and euro held firm on Tuesday as nervous investors look to upcoming data from China and the United States to gauge whether they need to further wind back carry trades, bets in risk assets funded by these currencies. The euro bounced back to $1.1228, up 0.2 percent from late U.S. levels...

  • The dollar lost ground against the yen and the euro as global stock markets began the week in the red, prompting investors to trim bets.

  • Where should you invest? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Where should you invest?

    Constantin Bolz, FX strategist from UBS, talks about the equity and currency markets in light of recent comments by Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer.

  • European markets close: Worst month in 4 years Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    European markets close: Worst month in 4 years

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including European equities down almost 9 percent.

  • Here's why the bears haven't left the zoo yet Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Bear market

    There are still plenty of bears betting that that rally will have trouble sustaining itself in early September.

  • BEIJING, Aug 31- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme inched up to $76.7 billion as of August 28, from $76.6 billion at the end of July, the country's currency regulator said on Monday.