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  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina's peso slumped 4.4 percent to 12.95 per U.S. dollar on the informal "blue" market in early currency trading Thursday, a day after the country defaulted on its sovereign debt, Thomson Reuters data showed.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. labor market data bolstered expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve and reinforced optimism for a strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls report Friday.

  • Why are markets down? Let us count the ways Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    A euro sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Stocks are sharply lower, with European stocks trading ugly right from the start.

  • LONDON, July 31- The euro hovered near a nine-month trough against the dollar on Thursday after data showed euro zone inflation falling to its lowest since the height of the financial crisis five years ago.

  • Euro inflation miss in focus as Fed slows dollar rally Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    The dollar held just below a 10-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the Fed said it is no rush to raise interest rates.

  • Q2 GDP partly offset by mixed Fed views. LONDON, July 31- The dollar held just below a 10- month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it was in no rush to raise interest rates, tempering a rally that dates back to early May.

  • *Nonfarm payrolls, PMI reports for China& euro zone next focus. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 31- The dollar held below a 10- month peak against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after soaring on upbeat U.S. growth data, with mixed views from the Federal Reserve tempering the rally.

  • FOREX-Dovish Fed takes edge off dollar rally Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    *Nonfarm payrolls, PMI reports for China& euro zone next focus. SYDNEY, July 31- The U.S. dollar held below a 10- month peak against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, having soared at first on upbeat growth data only to have a dovish Federal Reserve take some steam out of the rally.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. dollar pared gains against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after a Federal Reserve statement disappointed expectations that the central bank would take a more hawkish bias on monetary policy.

  • *Gold extends decline on strong U.S. economic data. NEW YORK, July 30- The dollar held gains against a basket of major currencies while U.S. "We only expected marginal changes, and for the most part we got that- with the caveat that they were a bit more hawkish than was widely expected," said Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC capital markets in New York.

  • Stock market loses early gains... What's up? Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite a much stronger-than-expected GDP report, the stock market is down as some economists aren't blown away by the number.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- The dollar hit 10- month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday while U.S. two-year note yields surged to their highest since May 2011 after data showed surprisingly strong U.S. economic growth.

  • European markets close: Euro touches low     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Spain falling back into negative territory and a fall for the euro to a 9 month low.

  • FOREX-Dollar hits 10-month highs on strong U.S. GDP data Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. dollar hit over 10- month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. gross domestic product data bolstered expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve.

  • US growth data steal spotlight from IPO blitz Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Trucks loading with goods leave the port in New Jersey.

    News that the U.S. economy jumped by 4 percent last quarter is taking the spotlight from a surge in new IPOs coming this week.

  • LONDON, July 30- Cement makers lagged European equity indexes on Wednesday, after Switzerland's Holcim and Germany's HeidelbergCement reported disappointing results that they blamed on weak emerging-market currencies.

  • Dollar up after Fed announces taper Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after the Fed announced it will cut its asset buying program by another $10 billion.

  • *European shares slip as Total hurt by Russia. LONDON, July 30- The euro hit an eight-month trough against the dollar on Wednesday and German bond yields were near record lows ahead of inflation data expected to boost the case for further policy easing by the European Central Bank.

  • LONDON, July 30- Cement makers lead declines on European equity indexes on Wednesday as Switzerland's Holcim and Germany's HeidelbergCement reported disappointing results, blaming weak emerging-market currencies.

  • *European shares slip as Total hurt by Russia. LONDON, July 30- The euro hit an eight-month trough against the dollar on Wednesday and German bond yields were at record lows ahead of inflation data expected to boost the case for further European Central Bank policy easing.