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  • LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time in six years and held near a two-year peak against the euro on Wednesday as investors added to bets that U.S. economic data will lead the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy. The dollar was up 0.25 percent at 109.90, having risen past 110 yen during Asian trade.

  • Trading the euro: A seat on the Titanic? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    Currency strategists are weighing up whether to join a crowded trade or get comfortable with what has been described as a "seat on the Titanic."

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time in six years and held near a two-year peak against the euro on Wednesday, as investors added to bets that U.S. data will drive the Federal Reserve to tighten policy. The dollar was up 0.2 percent at 109.90, having risen past 110 yen during Asian trade.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- The Russian rouble weakened on Wednesday after the Central Bank conducted its first overnight rouble-dollar swap operation to boost banking liquidity. This was the first time the market used the mechanism that the Central Bank introduced on Sept. 16.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 1- The dollar struck a six-year high against the yen and was poised near a two-year peak against the euro, while gathering more bullish impetus on Wednesday as weaker than expected Australian retail sales data sparked selling on Australian dollar.

  • FOREX-Euro pressured as low inflation puts heat on ECB Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 1- The euro languished near a fresh two-year trough early on Wednesday, having come under fire as a further slowdown in euro zone inflation intensified pressure for more stimulus from the European Central Bank. The common currency fell as far as $1.2571 before managing a bounce to $1.2629.

  • Steel companies finally getting control of costs Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Steel companies are finally getting their arms around the need to deleverage, consolidate and restructure.

  • European markets close: Strong UK GDP     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including euro zone inflation hitting a 5-year low.

  • US data angst grows as payroll report looms Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:19 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Many strategists seem nervous that economic data going forward will come in lower than expected. Thus far, those fears seem well-founded.

  • Dollar index pares gains, rouble hits all time low Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    The dollar index briefly trimmed its earlier gains on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected home price data in July raised doubts about the U.S. economy.

  • *Euro slips below $1.26 for 1st time in 2 years. LONDON, Sept 30- The dollar surged to a four-year high against a basket of currencies and a two-year high against the euro on Tuesday after euro zone inflation fell in September, putting the greenback on track for its best quarter in six years.

  • *Share markets mixed amid uncertainty over Hong Kong, quarter end. *HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. LONDON, Sept 30- World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar eased off the throttle after its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

  • FOREX-Dollar heads for best quarter in 6 years Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 30- The dollar was poised to finish the month with its biggest quarterly gain in six years, though it paused for breath on Tuesday and some analysts saw its recent rally running out of steam.

  • *Markets still keeping an eye on developments in Hong Kong. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 30- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday from its recent rally but was still not far from four-year peak against a basket of major currencies, and could be on track to post its biggest monthly gain in over a year.

  • HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Sept 30- China's yuan rebounded slightly against the dollar on Tuesday, but trading kept to a tight range as offshore investors were wary over continuing protests in Hong Kong and ahead of a holiday. The Chinese currency fell in Hong Kong trading on Monday on nervousness over the pro-democracy protests.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Brent crude futures edged back down towards $97 a barrel on Tuesday because of ample supplies, a lacklustre global economy and the strengthening of the dollar to a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies. London Brent for November delivery was trading 9 cents lower at $97.11 a barrel by 0248 GMT, after rising 20 cents on Monday.

  • *Markets still keeping an eye on developments in Hong Kong. SYDNEY, Sept 30- The dollar hovered at a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies early on Tuesday, on track to post its biggest monthly gain in well over a year even as some analysts warned its three-month long rally was at risk of running out of puff.

  • FOREX-Hong Kong protests slow U.S. dollar rally Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    *Hong Kong demonstrations raise worries about Beijing response. NEW YORK, Sept 29- The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong and concerns it might hurt the region's economy and status as a global financial hub. "The situation in Hong Kong is starting to weigh on people.

  • Dollar slips as Hong Kong protests halt recent rally Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong.

  • *Hong Kong demonstrations raise worries about Beijing response. NEW YORK, Sept 29- The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong and concerns it might hurt the region's economy and status as a global financial hub.