LONDON, March 13- The prospect of further inflows of capital and a lack of any easing in European monetary policy helped the euro back to 2-1/ 2 year highs and the verge of a break above $1.40 on Thursday.» Read More
March 12- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York looked at whether a key foreign-exchange benchmark was subject to manipulation in 2012 but did not pursue any public action, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
*Swiss franc& yen well bid as China worries fester. *China industrial production and retail sales data eyed. "We expect modest downside surprises, which are likely to keep sentiment toward China somewhat negative," analysts at Barclays Capital wrote in a note to clients.
*Chilean peso rebounds after near 5- year lows on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 12- Emerging market currencies rose moderately on Wednesday, rebounding from earlier losses as investors remained nervous over China's economy and Ukraine's future, supporting safe-haven demand for the yen and the Swiss franc.
Concerns about China and other developing economies weakened the Australian dollar and currencies closely linked to commodities markets.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including January industry production data falling, and earnings misses.
*Chilean peso hits near five-year lows on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 12- Emerging market currencies fell on Wednesday as investor nervousness over China's economy and Ukraine's future intensified, rekindling safe-haven bids for the yen and the Swiss franc.
There is worry that the recent decline in copper and China's economic woes might be the start of a wider correction.
LONDON, March 12- Billionaire financier George Soros said on Wednesday it would not be practical for an independent Scotland to keep the British pound, and warned a separate currency would be "potentially dangerous" as weak currencies can be attacked.
Turkey's lira fell to its weakest level in five weeks on Wednesday after protests broke out across the country.
John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, says the Bank of England's structure needs to change after the governor of the central bank was grilled by British members of parliament on allegations of currency manipulation.
*Risk appetite curbed by worries over China, Ukraine. LONDON, March 12- The Australian dollar and other currencies closely linked to commodities markets struggled on Wednesday after a 5 percent fall in copper prices overnight on fears of fading demand from China.
*Yamato Holdings soars to 8- year high on price hike report. TOKYO, March 12- Japan's Nikkei share average slid more than 2 percent on Wednesday as investors locked in profits after a recent rally to a five-week high, while a stronger yen hit overall sentiment and dragged down exporters like Toyota Motor.
*Risk appetite curbed by Wall Street's decline, China worries. SYDNEY, March 12- The yen held onto gains early on Wednesday while investors kept their distance from risk currencies such as the Australian dollar amid worries about China's economic health and following a late fall on Wall Street.
Emerging currencies weaken with commodities on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 11- The euro fell against the dollar and the yen on Tuesday after European Central Bank policymakers indicated traders may have overlooked the message that the bank may still act to stimulate the euro zone economy.
CARACAS, March 11- Venezuela unveiled new currency regulations on Tuesday to help usher in a new foreign exchange platform designed to ease dollar shortages, promising the much-delayed system would begin operations within hours. Officials say it will help lower the price of dollars on the black market, where greenbacks now fetch close to 80 bolivars.
CARACAS, March 11- Venezuela on Tuesday published rules for an imminent new foreign exchange platform designed to ease dollar shortages and combat black market trading through a market-based mechanism.
The ECB's forward guidance may adjust policy to tighten the slack in the Euro zone economy, a senior ECB official said.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks rebound as mines recover.
*European shares mixed, off highs; Germany gets data boost. *Ukraine tension, China growth outlook weigh on sentiment. NEW YORK, March 11- Major world equity markets were mostly steady on Tuesday, the euro edged down and gold rose as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.
CARACAS, March 11- Venezuela on Tuesday published rules for a new foreign exchange platform designed to ease dollar shortages and combat black market trading through a market-based mechanism alongside existing currency controls.