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  • 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?

    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

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

  • 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.

  • LONDON, Aug 31- The dollar lost ground against the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro on Monday as global stock markets began the week in the red, prompting investors to trim bets against currencies popularly used to fund risky carry trades. European shares fell, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their worst month in four years.

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 31- The dollar began the week under pressure on Monday, on track for monthly losses but off recent lows as investors kept alive hopes that the U.S. But it was well above a seven-month low of 92.621 plumbed a week ago as fears of a sharp economic slowdown in China sent global equities markets plunging. The euro rose 0.6 percent to $1.1249, below last...

  • SHANGHAI Aug 31- China's yuan firmed on Monday after the central bank set a stronger guidance rate while it also appeared to continue using state-owned banks to support the Chinese currency, traders said. Most of the losses came after the People's Bank of China surprised markets by devaluing the yuan by nearly 2 percent on Aug. 11. After the abrupt devaluation on...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- The dollar began the week under pressure on Monday, on track for monthly losses but off recent lows as investors kept alive hope that U.S. jobs data later this week would give the U.S. But it logged its largest weekly gain in a month, and was well above a seven-month low of 92.621 plumbed a week ago as fears about China sent global equities markets plunging.

  • The Dow Jones industrial average has lost nearly 1,000 points since China's surprise move to devalue its currency Aug. 11. For all its woes, China still outruns every other major economy. For 2015, while the nearly healthy U.S. economy will expand perhaps 2.5 percent, even most pessimistic analysts predict that China's will grow at least 5 percent.

  • *Estimated HK $1.57 tln a year channelled through Macau. HONG KONG, Aug 30- Just days after authorities raided five pawn shops in the Chinese territory Macau, many of the neon-lit stores in the world's biggest gambling hub are still letting punters make fake purchases to skirt rules on how much cash they can take out of China. The transaction, which took less than 10...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday for a fourth straight session of gains after some Federal Reserve officials did not rule out an interest rate hike next month despite this week's market meltdown. The index extended gains after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said the U.S. central bank can't wait for the case on hiking...

  • The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 28- Mexico could issue more yen-denominated debt near year-end to help cover 2016 major currency funding requirements, a finance ministry official said. Alejandro Diaz de Leon, head of public debt, told Reuters on Thursday that Mexico was looking at the yen market, where Mexico last placed 60 billion yen in debt in July. Mexico covered part of its...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday, for a fourth straight session of gains, on rate-hike remarks by a senior Fed official and generally positive U.S. data that supported the notion the world's largest economy was on a stable growth path. The index extended gains after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said the U.S. central bank...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- The Swiss National Bank hopes its policies of negative interest rates and a willingness to intervene in the currency market will weaken the overvalued Swiss franc over time, its chairman wrote in a conference paper published on Friday. Switzerland's export-reliant economy has been hampered by a surge in the franc after the SNB removed...

  • But a counter flow- call it "quantitative tightening"- is gathering force as China sells foreign exchange reserves to protect its economy and markets from the recent surge of capital out of the country. Analysts at Citi estimate that global FX reserves have been depleted at an average pace of $59 billion a month in the past year or so, and closer to $100 billion over...

  • European markets close: Euro zone confidence index rises

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the euro zone confidence rising to a fresh 4-year high.

  • *Dollar index on track for largest weekly gain in a month. NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar gained for a fourth straight session on Friday, buoyed by calmer financial markets and generally positive U.S. data that supported the notion that the world's largest economy was on a stable growth path. "Overall, markets are finally starting to calm down and the economic data is...

  • LONDON, Aug 28- The dollar eased against a basket of major currencies for the first time in four days on Friday, with investors awaiting fresh comment from the U.S. Against the yen, the greenback dipped below 121 yen, still a remarkable recovery from Monday's seven-month low of 116.15. The yen gave a muted reaction to data showing Japan's inflation slowed to zero...