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  • FOREX-Dollar falls on disappointing economic data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    *U.S. financial markets to close Thursday for Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as a batch of disappointing U.S. data on consumers, housing and manufacturing raised concern that the world's biggest economy is losing momentum in the final months of 2014.. "Today's data were underwhelming," said Brian...

  • LAGOS, Nov 26- Nigeria's naira touched a record low against the dollar on Wednesday, a day after the central bank devalued the currency, complicating efforts to contain inflation before presidential elections early next year. The central bank devalued the naira by 8 percent and raised interest rates sharply on Tuesday, trying to stem losses to its foreign...

  • LONDON, Nov 26- The impact of sub- $80 oil prices rippled across energy-exporting emerging markets on Wednesday, with investors betting other countries will have to follow Nigeria in devaluing their currencies. Brent crude remained firmly below $80 per barrel and around a third lower from June levels after Saudi Arabia signaled it was unlikely to push for a...

  • Dealers said investors in Europe had continued to sell the currency in early trades, pushing it to a low of $0.8499 and below support at around 109.0 New Zealand dollars above which it had held since August. "There are those who say the Aussie should bounce from these levels but my feeling is, if it breaks below this support against the kiwi, that may be significant,"...

  • *Crude oil stabilises before Thursday's OPEC summit. TOKYO, Nov 26- European shares pushed higher on Wednesday, bolstered by the prospect of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and as upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook. The pan-European FTSEurofirst index of leading blue-chip companies has...

  • UK pound to strengthen after 2015 election: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    Adam Myers, European head of FX strategy at Crédit Agricole CIB, says that the Bank of England is underestimating the strength of the U.K.'s economy and improving data will see the pound rally in the second half of 2015.

  • Euro/dollar rally into year end: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Adam Myers, European head of FX strategy at Crédit Agricole CIB, says the euro will rally against the dollar towards the end of the year as "extreme" short positions unwind.

  • BOJ leaves door open for more easing: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.

  • FOREX-Dollar marks time ahead of holiday, U.S. data Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    *Position squaring keeps greenback penned ahead of Thanksgiving. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 26- The dollar edged lower against the yen on Wednesday but mostly stuck to recent ranges ahead of the U.S. "People are just squaring up ahead of the holiday," said Bart Wakabayashi, head of forex at State Street in Tokyo.

  • Aussie dollar to recover next year: Westpac     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:48 PM ET

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says the currency is struggling with weakness in iron ore prices but a stronger Chinese economy should support the currency next year.

  • DOJ investigating alleged HSBC leak to hedge fund Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    The Justice Department is investigating whether an HSBC employee may have leaked information to a hedge fund, Dow Jones reported.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 26- The Australian dollar hovered at a four-year low early on Wednesday, having been singled out by sellers in an otherwise aimless currency market ahead of the U.S. It has now given back half of its 2008-2011 rally from around $0.6000 to $1.1100. "The AUD sits squarely at the bottom of the G10 pack in the past 24 hours and heading into the NY close, with a...

  • Yen gains after BOJ minutes; dollar retreats Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high.

  • *Falling oil prices have undermined Nigeria's reserves. ABUJA, Nov 25- Nigeria's central bank devalued the naira by 8 percent and raised interest rates sharply on Tuesday, as it sought to stem losses to its foreign reserves from defending the currency against weaker oil prices. The last time it devalued was in November 2011, when it lowered the band from 145- 150...

  • European markets close: Huge GDP contrast     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the continued rally in bond markets.

  • FOREX-Yen gains after BOJ minutes; dollar retreats Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high, while the dollar slipped as data showing a deterioration in consumer confidence overshadowed a surprise upgrade in third-quarter U.S. growth. "I don't see a reason to trade aggressively before Thanksgiving," said Lane Newman, director of...

  • ABUJA, Nov 25- Nigeria's central bank devalued the naira and raised interest rates by 100 basis points on Tuesday, as it sought to stem losses to its foreign reserves from defending the currency hit by weaker oil prices. The bank moved the target band of the currency to 160- 176 naira to the U.S. dollar, compared with 150- 160 naira previously, owing to prolonged naira...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- The Russian rouble reversed earlier gains on Tuesday, breaking a five-day winning streak as a cautious mood prevailed ahead of a key OPEC meeting on Thursday. At 1305 GMT, the rouble was 1.2 percent weaker against the dollar at 45.54 and 1.1 percent weaker at 56.59 versus the euro. The rouble had risen for each of the preceding five sessions, against...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- A senior Russian central bank official said on Tuesday that Western sanctions limiting Russian banks and companies' access to international capital markets were creating "imbalances" on the currency market that were difficult to resolve. Igor Dmitriev, head of the bank's monetary policy department, also told the lower house of parliament that...

  • LAGOS, Nov 25- Nigeria's central bank sold dollars outside its preferred currency band at its forex auction on Monday, signalling it could shift the band to weaken the naira after its policy meeting on Tuesday, dealers said. The central bank usually sells dollars at its twice weekly forex auctions at 150- 160 naira, a band it adopted in November 2011 after a decline...