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  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The dollar index dipped on Friday on month-end selling but remained on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving U.S. data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a interest rate rise later this year. "The trend is still in place to support the dollar," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo...

  • Europe close: Bundestag backs Greek extension  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a vote in favor of the 4-month extension on the Greek debt by the German Bundestag.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 27- The rouble and Russian shares fell on Friday, ending the month on a cautious note after a rally the day before, as support from monthly taxes waned and oil prices remained volatile. At 1550 GMT the Russian currency was down 1 percent to 61.73 against the dollar and by a similar amount against the euro at 69.32. Although oil benchmark Brent was up around 2...

  • Careful: Earnings are turning negative Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors should be cautious as earnings for this year's first quarter are lower than last year's.

  • *Dollar index eases from previous day's 1- month high. Jan CPI, durables goods data raise rate-hike bets. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar index fell on Friday amid month-end selling but was still on track for a record eighth month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise later this year.

  • *Dollar index eases from previous day's 1- month high. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar index slipped on Friday, pegged back by month-end selling, but was still on track for its eighth straight month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise this year. The index had rallied 1.1 percent on Thursday, bringing it...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 27- The dollar took a breather after surging to a one-month high against a basket of currencies the previous day as U.S. economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials prompted investors to raise their bets on a rate increase. The euro edged up 0.1 percent to $1.1213, but remained not far from a one-month low of $1.1184 touched on...

  • Lower oil both blessing and curse for AirAsia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- China's yuan fell to its lowest level against the dollar in more than two years on Friday, raising questions about whether the world's second-largest economy will devalue its currency to avert a sharper economic slowdown. With fears of a global currency war rising, all eyes in Asia are focused on what China will do as it grapples with inflation...

  • TOKYO, Feb 27- The dollar took a breather in Tokyo on Friday after surging to a one-month high against a basket of currencies overnight as U.S. economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials prompted investors to raise their bets on a rate increase. The euro edged up about 0.1 percent in Asian trade to $1.1197, but remained not far from a one-month low of...

  • Dollar reaches 1-month high on data, Fed remarks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The dollar rose to a one-month high as data on U.S. inflation and business orders and Fed officials' remarks.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar rose to a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data on U.S. inflation and business orders revived confidence in the world's biggest economy and supported bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the middle of the year. The greenback also received support from San Francisco President John Williams...

  • European markets close: Record low German unemployment  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a record low number for German unemployment and heavy restructuring at RBS.

  • Sterling scales 7-year high against struggling euro Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 26- Sterling rose to a seven-year high against the euro on Thursday, as interest rate expectations moved further in favour of British assets just days before the European Central Bank embarks on a huge asset-buying spree. The pound had earlier drawn support from steady economic growth in Britain, although a drop in business investment made some...

  • FOREX-Dollar jumps on U.S. data, Bullard; euro falls Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar climbed to a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data on U.S. inflation and business orders revived confidence in the world's biggest economy and supported bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the middle of the year. The dollar's jump followed back-to-back days of losses stemming from...

  • Markets at new highs, but earnings keep slipping Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks must trade at some multiple of earnings acceptable to investors, and the numbers are coming down faster than usual.

  • *New Zealand shows surprise trade surplus. LONDON, Feb 26- The dollar gained almost half a percent against the euro around midday in Europe on Thursday after St Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said the strong dollar was having only a marginal impact on U.S. monetary policy and economy. "Some of the euro stops have gone on this," one London- based dealer said.

  • LONDON, Feb 26- Sterling traded firm near an eight-week high against the dollar on Thursday, drawing support from steady economic growth in Britain, although a drop in business investment was likely to make some investors cautious. Sterling was a tad higher, trading at $1.5535, having hit a eight-week high of $1.5554 in Asia. "Sterling/dollar traded higher as UK...

  • *Sales of 5 key drugs seen at close to 4 bln eur in 2015. LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Feb 26- Germany's largest drugmaker Bayer said it expects underlying core earnings to increase by more than 10 percent this year, banking on a boost from new drugs such as stroke prevention pill Xarelto. The company is benefiting from a strong dollar in particular as North America accounts...

  • Hong Kong seeks to rival Singapore as corporate FX hub Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:56 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Feb 26- In a bid to rival Singapore, Hong Kong is introducing sweeping tax measures aimed at making it a more attractive centre in Asia for global corporations to trade foreign exchange. To counter that, Hong Kong will table a bill to remove hurdles that deter companies from locating their treasury functions in Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John Tsang...