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    The dollar weakened as investors awaited President Donald Trump's speech to Congress for fresh indications of his economic plans.

  • US DOLLAR FALLS TO 111.78 JAPANESE YEN, WEAKEST SINCE FEBRUARY 9.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- The dollar weakened slightly on Tuesday as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress for fresh indications of his economic plans and as portfolios were rebalanced for month-end. Markets are a little bit cautious, said Mark McCormick, North American head of foreign exchange strategy at TD Securities in Toronto.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- The dollar weakened slightly on Tuesday as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress for fresh indications of his economic plans and as portfolios were rebalanced for month-end. Markets are a little bit cautious, said Mark McCormick, North American head of foreign exchange strategy at TD Securities in Toronto.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- The dollar weakened slightly on Tuesday as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress for fresh indications of his economic plans and as portfolios were rebalanced for month-end. Markets are a little bit cautious, said Mark McCormick, North American head of foreign exchange strategy at TD Securities in Toronto.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- The dollar weakened slightly on Tuesday as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress for fresh indications of his economic plans and as portfolios were rebalanced for month-end. Markets are a little bit cautious, said Mark McCormick, North American head of foreign exchange strategy at TD Securities in Toronto.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3209, or 75.71 U.S. cents. *Loonie touches its weakest since Jan. 24 at C $1.3228. Prices of oil, one of Canada's major exports, retreated as increasing crude production from the United States offset the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries-led output cuts.

  • US DOLLAR WEAKENS SLIGHTLY AFTER GDP DATA, FALLS TO SESSION LOW OF 112.04 YEN.

  • *Passive investors will wear losses if France leaves euro. LONDON, Feb 28- Investors across the world who track bond indexes may be stranded with loss-making French debt if National Front leader Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election and, as she wants, takes the country out of the euro zone. Presidential hopeful Le Pen- an anti-euro, far-rightist with an...

  • *Perceived safe haven currencies on rise in morning in Europe. *Dollar inches down ahead of Trump speech to Congress. LONDON, Feb 28- Safe haven currency bets including the yen, the Swiss franc and to a lesser extent the Swedish crown rose on Tuesday as investors braced for a tensely-awaited speech to Congress by U.S.

  • *Dollar steadies ahead of Trump speech to Congress. LONDON, Feb 28- Japan's yen was the only substantial mover among major developed world currencies on Tuesday, rising a third of a percent against the dollar and euro as investors sought safe havens for their money before a speech to Congress by President Donald Trump. But the details of Trump's speech, and his...

  • *Dollar moves sideways before Trump's speech to Congress. The U.S. currency rose overnight after Trump sought a "historic" increase in military spending, whetting dollar bulls' appetite before the president's speech to Congress. "The talk regarding military and infrastructure spending raised expectations towards Trump's speech to the Congress later today,...

  • *Trump's speech to Congress awaited for more cues. Trump will ask the U.S. Congress to boost Pentagon spending in the next fiscal year by $54 billion in his first budget proposal, a White House budget official said on Monday. "The talk regarding military and infrastructure spending raised expectations towards Trump's speech to the Congress later today, lifting...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3163, or 75.97 U.S. cents. TORONTO, Feb 27- The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as investors awaited a Tuesday night speech from U.S. "We'll hear them probably talk a bit dovishly to offset some of the more positive data that's come out of Canada recently," said Don Mikolich, executive director for foreign...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 27- Latin American currencies were little changed on Monday but remained vulnerable to new signs of protectionism by the United States that could hit emerging markets. The pesos of Mexico, Chile and Colombia were mostly flat, and Brazil, the region's top market, was closed for the Carnival holiday. Mexico's peso has rallied back more than 10...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The U.S. dollar was steady against a basket of currencies on Monday ahead of a busy week that will include a speech by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that Trump, in an address to Congress on Tuesday, will preview some elements of his plans to cut taxes for the middle class, simplify the tax system and make U.S. companies more...

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    The dollar pared losses against a basket of currencies on Monday after a Federal Reserve official delivered hawkish remarks.

  • JOHANNESBURG— African telecommunications giant MTN warned shareholders Monday to expect big losses caused by a $1 billion regulatory fine in Nigeria, damaging foreign exchange rates and a share offering to promote black empowerment in South Africa. A statement from the South Africa- based company said it would announce full-year losses for 2016 on...

  • A customer uses a credit card scanner at a Target store in Miami.

    The CNBC IQ 100 Index is whipping the S&P 500, and it just added a surprising stock: Target. The retailer is more innovative than Google.

  • *HSBC takes FX chief David Bloom, other strategists off air. *Moves come after Le Pen gains in France weaken euro. Currency strategists at HSBC's global research division would not be making unsupervised public appearances due to concerns about commenting on political events which have been seen to drive prices, a source at Europe's biggest bank said.