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  • *U.S. healthcare vote key test for Trump in Congress. Republican healthcare plan seen as a litmus test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass key policies such as tax cuts through Congress. "It's really the big focal point as we sit here today," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer at the private client group of U.S. Bank in Helena, Montana.

  • The dollar held under $1.08 per euro for a second day on Thursday as investors awaited a vote on Republican health care plans.

  • A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    If the House vote fails, that's a clear negative for the markets and would lower the chances for tax reform.

  • *Obamacare replacement vote key test for Trump in Congress. President Donald Trump's ability to legislate in Congress and deliver on tax and spending promises. "Today, more than anything, the U.S. House vote is what people are looking at," said Alvise Marino, FX strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.

  • LONDON, March 23- Barclays became the latest big bank to back off its forecast for the euro to fall below parity with the dollar, saying on Thursday that it now sees the single currency falling to as low as $1.03 this year before gradually recovering. Currency analysts at the world's sixth biggest foreign exchange trading bank said the political risk from a series...

  • Prices of oil, one of Canada's major exports, hovered above four-month lows, with a recovery reined in by investor concerns that Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries-led supply cuts were not yet reducing record U.S. crude inventories. The vote on a Republican healthcare plan is seen as a litmus test of President Donald Trump's ability to...

  • The FTSEurofirst 300 barely budged as London, Frankfurt and Paris started flat and the pound fared better than most as the dollar began to muscle higher again in the currency markets. The history of these attacks, including those in France, Germany and Belgium last year as well those in London and Madrid more than 10 years ago, show little lasting impact on...

  • *Obamacare replacement vote key test for Trump in Congress. LONDON, March 23- The dollar held under $1.08 per euro for a second day on Thursday as investors awaited a vote on Republican healthcare plans seen as a litmus test of President Donald Trump's ability to legislate in Congress. The immediate focus was on the results of the European Central Bank's final...

  • LONDON, March 23- The pound hit a month's high against the dollar on Thursday as investors awaited UK retail sales data expected to turn positive for the first time in three months. A surprise third monthly fall running in retail sales in January pointed to cooling consumer sentiment, the first major sign of weakness in the British economy since last year's vote...

  • ZURICH, March 23- Switzerland's central bank bought another 67.1 billion Swiss francs worth of foreign currencies in 2016, almost a quarter less than the previous year, in its effort to fight the appreciation of the safe-haven franc. "These interventions occurred mainly at times of heightened uncertainty, when the Swiss franc was particularly sought after as...

  • *Dollar/yen limps up after posting 7 straight days of losses. *Wariness towards Trump's struggle with Obamacare limits gains. TOKYO, March 23- The dollar edged up from four-month lows against the yen on Thursday, but gains were capped by U.S.

  • *Dollar/yen limps up after posting 7 straight days of losses. *Wariness towards Trump's struggle with Obamacare limits gains. TOKYO, March 23- The dollar edged up from four-month lows against the yen on Thursday, but gains were capped by U.S.

  • 'Taiwan dollar strength could hurt exports'

    Ma Tieying, economist at DBS Bank, says the central bank isn't concerned the Taiwan dollar will hurt export competitiveness just yet.

  • *Dollar/yen limps up after posting 7 straight days of losses. *Wariness towards Trump's struggle with Obamacare limits gains. TOKYO, March 23- The dollar nudged up from four-month lows against the yen early on Thursday, although U.S.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3334 or 75.00 U.S. cents. Canada's Liberal government's budget contained few surprises, in line with expectations that Ottawa wants to wait to see what impact U.S. trading at C $1.3334 to the greenback, or 75.00 U.S. cents, little changed from the Bank of Canada's official close of C $1.3327, or 75.03 U.S. cents.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3334 or 75.00 U.S. cents. Canada's Liberal government's budget contained few surprises, in line with expectations that Ottawa wants to wait to see what impact U.S. trading at C $1.3334 to the greenback, or 75.00 U.S. cents, stronger than the Bank of Canada's official close of C $1.3327, or 75.03 U.S. cents.

  • Businesspeople Exiting Wall Street Station

    While the S&P 500 is still only 2 percent off its recent historic highs, other sectors are already in correction territory.

  • The dollar hit a four-month low against the safe-haven yen on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, March 22- The dollar lost further ground on Wednesday and hit a four-month low against the safe-haven yen, with investors rethinking the growth expectations under a Trump administration that had pushed the greenback to a 14- year peak and stocks to record highs. "We had moved ahead in anticipation of fiscal boosts and now are about 60 days into the...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3382 or 74.73 U.S. cents. Oil is one of Canada's leading exports. trading at C $1.3382 to the greenback, or 74.73 U.S. cents, weaker than the Bank of Canada's official close on Tuesday of C $1.3359, or 74.86 U.S. cents.