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  • Talking Technical: Oil and FX  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Lynnden Brannigan, head of technical strategy at Barclays, discusses currencies and oil movements.

  • Down day in most of Europe  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today. Europe was up almost 7 percent for the month, in spite of events in Greece.

  • ZURICH, Jan 30- Switzerland's central bank said on Friday it will pay out 2 billion Swiss francs to shareholders for last year but did not know yet whether it will pay out profits for 2015 after abandoning a cap on the franc against the euro. The dividend is double what the Swiss National Bank had earlier this month told shareholders, which include the federal...

  • More Danish rate cuts seen; next stop -- wider FX band Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    *Denmark using rate cuts, intervention to curb crown. *Analysts do not see Denmark scrapping its peg. COPENHAGEN, Jan 30- Denmark is likely to cut its deposit rate deeper into negative territory and could widen the crown's trading band if bolder action is needed to relieve pressure on its currency peg.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- The dollar traded mixed on Friday after weaker-than-expected headline U.S. fourth-quarter gross domestic product data, which included the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006 and left intact market expectations of long-term greenback gains. The fundamental case for dollar strength is still in place as a long-term theme, "said Brian...

  • Jan 30- Xerox Corp, which has been shifting its focus to IT services from making printers and copiers, cut its profit forecast for 2015 for the second time after reporting its sixth-consecutive drop in quarterly revenue. The forecast cut reflected a 5 cent per share impact from currency rate fluctuations, specifically the weakening of the euro, said Xerox, which...

  • LAGOS, Jan 30- Nigeria's naira gained 1.1 percent against the dollar on Friday, lifted by the central bank's intervention and dollar sales by oil companies this week, which helped ease demand pressure on the local currency, dealers said. The central bank has been selling dollars since this week and intervened again on Friday to lift the naira, which is trading...

  • The euro is still down more than 8 cents against the dollar since the start of this year, but the past week has seen some consolidation of the aggressive selling linked to the quantitative easing programme the European Central Bank unveiled on Jan. 22. By midday in Europe, the euro had gained 0.2 percent against the dollar to $1.1345, up 1.2 percent on the week.

  • Franc down 5% on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap.

  • FOREX-Franc down 5 percent on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:51 AM ET

    *Swiss franc down 5 percent this week. LONDON, Jan 30- The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap two weeks ago on Friday, with markets increasingly convinced the bank is now intervening on both euro and dollar markets. "Really what we're going through now is an exercise to determine where...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 30- The Russian central bank said on Friday it had conducted no interventions in the foreign exchange market on Jan. 28.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 30- China's yuan weakened slightly on Friday, trading within a hair's breadth of lower limit of the official daily trading band, as central bank has limited the yuan's decline against a dollar that has gained sharply against other major currencies. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.137 per dollar prior to market open, weaker than...

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- The Bank of Japan has put monetary policy on hold and found backing for its wait-and-see stance from advisors to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who worry more easing could send the yen to damagingly low levels, according to officials in the administration and central bank. This newfound caution from some of the same Abe advisors who urged the BOJ to...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Jan 30- Commodity currencies nursed hefty losses on Friday, as investors sent the Australian dollar to 5 1/ 2 year lows as they bet on the Australian central bank reducing interest rates when it meets next week. While currencies from energy and resource producing countries, such as Canada and Australia, struggled under the weight of falling energy...

  • FOREX-Commodity currencies feel heat as G3 consolidate Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:55 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Jan 30- Dollar-bloc currencies nursed hefty losses early on Friday, following a selloff that saw the Australian dollar slump to its lowest in over five years as investors wagered on an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia. "The AUD's fall over the past 24 hours has been nothing short of stunning," said Raiko Shareef, currency strategist at Bank...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- The Swiss franc dominated trade on major currency markets again on Thursday, weakening against both the euro and U.S. dollar on renewed speculation of intervention by the Swiss National Bank, while commodity-based currencies fell against the greenback. The euro gained broadly, even in the face of Greek political ructions with the European...

  • FOREX-Swiss franc under pressure, euro broadly stronger Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 29- The Swiss franc dominated trade on major currency markets again on Thursday, weakening against the euro and the U.S. dollar on renewed speculation of intervention by the Swiss National Bank, while commodity-based currencies fell against the greenback. "Despite all the uncertainties related to Greece, the euro is trading resiliently off the...

  • European markets mixed  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, a dip in the 30-year German bund and big hits to the European oil/gas majors.

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- The Bank of Japan has put monetary policy on hold and found backing for its wait-and-see stance from advisors to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who worry more easing could send the yen to damagingly low levels, according to officials in the administration and central bank. This newfound caution from some of the same Abe advisors who urged the BOJ to...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 29- Russia's rouble fell around 2 percent against the dollar and the euro on Thursday, hurt by the threat of new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, the end of the tax period and a broad-based aversion to riskier assets on global markets. European Union foreign ministers on Thursday were expected to ask the European Commission to prepare...