Currencies Foreign Exchange

  • *Canadian dollar ends at C $1.3180, or 75.87 U.S. cents. *Loonie touches its strongest since Oct. 20 at C $1.3153. "Oil and stops has CAD higher," said Greg Anderson, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BMO Capital Markets.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday as more investors piled in on the presidential election rally while the euro continued to weaken after the European Central Bank's decision a day earlier to extend economic stimulus. Treasury yields climbed with benchmark yields marking a fifth consecutive week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S stocks followed Europe higher on Friday as investors piled in on the post-Trump-election rally while the euro weakened against the dollar as investors continued to digest the European Central Bank's Thursday decision to extend economic stimulus. Treasury yields climbed, with benchmark yields on track for a fifth straight week of...

  • The ECB's extension of its easing program drove the single currency to its biggest daily loss against the dollar since the Brexit vote.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Sterling slipped against the dollar on Friday and was on track for its first week of falls in four, with investors' hopes for a delayed Brexit dampened after British lawmakers said they would stick to Prime Minister Theresa May's timetable. And last month's High Court ruling that parliament should be involved in the triggering of formal Brexit...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Sterling slipped against the dollar on Friday and was on track for its first week of falls in four, with investors' hopes for a delayed Brexit dampened after British lawmakers said they would stick to Prime Minister Theresa May's timetable. And last month's High Court ruling that parliament should be involved in the triggering of formal Brexit...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S stocks followed Europe higher on Friday while the euro weakened against the dollar after the European Central Bank's Thursday decision to extend its stimulus program. European shares hit their highest level since January, and were set for their best week since February, following the ECB's decision to cut monthly bond buys to 60 billion...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Angola does not need to devalue its currency at the moment but will work on measures to lessen the gap between the formal and informal exchange rates, central bank governor Valter Filipe da Silva told Reuters. Angola's economy has been suffering from the drop in crude prices and an acute hard currency crunch, fueling a thriving black market for the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- The euro dropped on Friday for the second consecutive day after the European Central Bank on Thursday extended its bond-buying program longer than many had anticipated, even as it cut the size of the monthly purchases. The ECB said it would reduce its monthly asset buys to 60 billion euros starting in April from 80 billion euros currently and...

  • *Loonie touches its strongest since Oct. 20 at C $1.3161. Higher prices for oil, one of Canada's major exports, have helped support the Canadian dollar after last week's output cut agreement by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. U.S. crude prices were up 0.92 percent at $51.31 a barrel on hopes that non- OPEC producers meeting in...

  • *Euro down another half percent after ECB moves spark 2 cent loss. LONDON, Dec 9- The euro was back under pressure on Friday after an extension of the European Central Bank's program of money-printing drove its biggest daily loss against the dollar since Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June. That drove a more than 2- cent fall on Thursday, and the euro...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Sterling was lifted on Friday by data showing Britain's trade deficit narrowed more than expected in October, although the pound remained on track for its first weekly fall in four. The pound edged up to $1.2620, from $1.2599 just before the data. By 1040 GMT it had slipped back to $1.2603, leaving it up 0.1 percent on the day, down more than 1 percent...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Sterling was lifted on Friday by data showing Britain's trade deficit narrowed more than expected in October, although the pound remained on track for its first weekly fall in four. The pound edged up to $1.2620, from $1.2599 just before the data. By 1040 GMT it had slipped back to $1.2603, leaving it up 0.1 percent on the day, down more than 1 percent...

  • BEIJING, Dec 9- China will not limit overseas remittances of foreign firms' "normal profits," the foreign exchange regulator said on its offical microblog on Friday.

  • *Euro flat at $1.06 after ECB moves spark 2 cent loss. LONDON, Dec 9- The euro recovered a foothold on Friday after an extension of the European Central Bank's program of money-printing till the end of next year drove its biggest daily loss against the dollar since Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June. "Markets have settled down after yesterday's big...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 9- Asian shares edged down on Friday but were on track for weekly gains, while the euro became more settled after the volatility seen in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision to trim the size of its asset purchase program while also extending it for longer than many analysts had expected. Financial spreadbetter IG CMC markets expect...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 9- Asian shares edged down on Friday but were on track for weekly gains, while the euro became more settled after the volatility seen in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision to trim the size of its asset purchase program while also extending it for longer than many analysts had expected. President-elect Donald Trump adopting...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- The dollar rose broadly on Friday as U.S. bond yields rose, while the euro sank after the European Central Bank's decision to extend its debt-buying programme even as it cut the size of its purchases disappointed currency bulls. The yen's safe-haven appeal has diminished as Japan's Nikkei hit a one-year peak as Wall Street reached a record high.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 9- Asian shares flatlined on Friday but were on track for robust weekly gains, while the euro caught its breath after sliding when the European Central Bank trimmed the size of its asset purchase program and also extended it for longer than many had expected. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan wobbled close to the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- The dollar held large gains against the yen and euro early on Friday, given a lift after the common currency slumped overnight following the European Central Bank's decision to extend its debt-buying programme even as it cut the amount of purchases. The ECB said Thursday it would reduce its monthly asset buys to 60 billion euros as of April, from the...