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  • European markets close & protests in Milan   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    European markets close & protests in Milan

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the United Kingdom general election and debt negotiations in Greece.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies, supported by signs that the U.S. economy may be stabilizing after a recent soft patch. "I don't think these numbers change the narrative for the dollar and we expect the dollar to trade in a range pretty soon," said John Doyle,...

  • Sell in May and go away? More to it than that Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Here's how the old adage "Sell in May and go away" stacks up over the last 20 May-to-October periods

  • LONDON, May 1- A holiday in most of Europe on Friday thinned trade after a tumultuous week which has seen the dollar collapse in value, bond yields soar and stock markets in Europe and the United States weaken. All major European markets except London, its biggest, were closed on Friday, but the euro was up another 0.3 percent to a two-month high of $1.1270.

  • LONDON, May 1- The dollar rose against the yen and bounced from a two-month low against a basket of currencies on Friday, drawing encouragement from signs that a recent patch of soft economic data may be coming to an end. Volumes, though, were on the lower side with most of Europe shut for May Day and the focus squarely on UK manufacturing PMI and ISM manufacturing data...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, May 1- The euro stood near two-month highs against the dollar and yen on Friday, having rallied for a second session on the back of a surge in German yields as fears of deflation in Europe eased just a little. The euro last fetched $1.1210, not far from a two-month peak of $1.1267 scaled overnight, having clawed its way back from a 12- year low of $1.0457...

  • SYDNEY, May 1- The euro stood at two-month highs against the dollar and yen early on Friday, having rallied for a second session on the back of another surge in German yields as fears of deflation in Europe eased just a little. The common currency last fetched $1.1215, not far from the overnight peak of $1.1267. It has clearly broken above its recent $1.0457- $1.10625...

  • Pisani: Stay calm, despite poor end to the month Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Crowded "long" trades unwinding

  • Dollar index posts worst month in 4 years Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    The greenback reversed earlier losses to trade higher against a basket of currencies on Thursday.

  • *Stronger-than-expected U.S. data helps dollar. *Euro rises to 2- month high, posts best month in 4-1/ 2 years. NEW YORK, April 30- The dollar rose against the Japanese yen Thursday after U.S. data showed signs of a stabilizing labor market and an economy that was gathering momentum, putting the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at least once this year.

  • European markets close: Eurozone bonds raise eyebrows   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    European markets close: Eurozone bonds raise eyebrows

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Spanish Q1 GDP growth.

  • FOREX-Dollar advances vs yen on upbeat U.S. data Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    *Stronger-than-expected U.S. data helps dollar. *Euro rises to 2- month high, but off its peak. NEW YORK, April 30- The dollar gained against the yen Thursday after U.S. data showed signs of a stabilizing labor market and an economy that was gathering momentum, putting the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at least once this year.

  • Data shows improvement on the jobs front Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    A recruiter, left, shakes hands with a job seeker during a career fair at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California.

    Very low jobless claims may be a sign that March's low employment report will be revised upward.

  • MOSCOW, April 30- Russia's gold and forex reserves rose by $3 billion in the week to April 24 after Russian banks returned more foreign currency to the central bank than they received via forex repo operations, the central bank said in a statement. The central bank provided the following figures for its gold and foreign exchange reserves on Thursday:.

  • FOREX-Euro surges past $1.12 as dollar doubts grow Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:33 AM ET

    LONDON, April 30- The euro rose for a third day against the dollar on Thursday, pushing above $1.12 for the first time in two months on growing concern over the U.S. economy's prospects. With signs it will hold off on more monetary easing for the moment, the Bank of Japan also added to trend. The euro, up more than 6 percent against the dollar since April 13, pushed to a...

  • LONDON, April 30- Royal Bank of Scotland said it expects to settle with U.S. authorities investigating alleged foreign exchange manipulation in the coming weeks and set aside a further 334 million pounds to cover the cost. The bank was fined $634 million by British and U.S. regulators last November, being one of six institutions which paid out a combined $4.3...

  • Swiss central bank takes $32 billion first quarter loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:47 AM ET

    BERLIN— Switzerland's central bank says it took a first-quarter loss of 30 billion Swiss francs as the rapid appreciation of the national currency led to high foreign exchange losses. The Swiss National Bank said Thursday that its loss on foreign currency positions alone came in at 29.3 billion Swiss francs in the quarter, which ended March 31, while the value...

  • Dollar briefly touches one-month low vs yen Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 2:22 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 30- The dollar touched a one-month low versus the yen on Thursday, after the Bank of Japan held off from further easing and pushed back the deadline to hit its 2 percent inflation target to around the first half of fiscal 2016.. The dollar briefly slipped to 118.50 yen, its lowest level since late March. It later trimmed some losses, and last traded at...

  • SINGAPORE, April 30- The yen clawed higher on Thursday after the Bank of Japan held off from expanding its monetary stimulus, disappointing some market players who had been looking for further easing. The dollar extended its losses and slipped to a low of 118.54 yen after the BOJ decision, and last traded at 118.64 yen, down 0.3 percent on the day.

  • The yen pushed higher on Thursday after the BOJ kept policy unchanged and held off from expanding its monetary stimulus.