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  • TOKYO/ WELLINGTON, Jan 26- The euro hit an 11- year low versus the U.S. dollar on Monday as Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. In the near term, traders are looking to whether Syriza will secure an outright majority, which would raise the risk of a standoff with...

  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Japanese stocks fell on Monday as a resounding election win for Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party raised the prospect of conflict with the country's international lenders, dampening investors' appetite for risk. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras will likely be sworn in on Monday as prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed...

  • WELLINGTON, Jan 26- The euro weakened on Monday, approaching an 11- year low versus the U.S. dollar after projections showed Greece's Syriza party had won a snap election, raising the risk that the country may demand a debt write-off and end austerity measures. By 2055 GMT, the euro traded around $1.1160 after its sell-off fizzed out ahead of $1.1115 plumbed on...

  • Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    BUCHAREST, Romania— Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency loans. yelled up to 1,000 demonstrators gathered in a downtown square. " They have been hit by a strong franc and even more so after the Swiss...

  • Poles with Swiss-franc mortgages demand govt help Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Poles who have taken out mortgages in Swiss francs are protesting in a number of cities, demanding government help after the franc soared in recent weeks, making their monthly payments significantly higher. It's a pressing issue in Poland, where there's more than 500,000 outstanding Swiss-franc loans in this nation of 38 million people.

  • In a likely sign of things to come from a number of companies this results reporting season, Ford Motor Co on Friday said it was taking a pre-tax charge of $800 million for its Venezuela business. Ford also said that it was unable to maintain normal production in Venezuela with the availability of vehicle parts constrained. Kimberly-Clark blamed increased...

  • For more than a year Ford has said its ability to get auto parts for its operations in Venezuela have been hampered by the valuation of the Venezuelan bolivar, and made the accounting change effective Dec. 31. General Motors Co, Clorox, Procter& Gamble, Baker Hughes and Brink's have also taken hits to their respective bottom lines in the past year because of the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- European stocks hit seven-year highs on Friday, continuing a rally ignited by the European Central Bank's plan for massive regional economic stimuli that also knocked the euro to 11- year lows. The currency has lost more than 7 percent since the start of the year and is on track for its biggest monthly fall since the depths of the financial crisis...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- European stocks hit seven-year highs on Friday, continuing a rally ignited by the European Central Bank's plan for massive regional economic stimuli that also knocked the euro to fresh 11- year lows. Wall Street fell on soft corporate earnings news after the S&P 500 had rallied 1.5 percent on Thursday's $1 trillion bond-buying announcement...

  • Are we in a currency war?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    Central banks around the world are digging in for a protracted fight over currencies. CNBC asked experts what do to in the event of a full-blown currency war.

  • Euro hits fresh 11-year lows following ECB move Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Jan. 1, 2015.

    The euro fell to fresh 11-year lows against the dollar after the ECB said on Thursday it would pump a trillion euros into the euro zone economy.

  • European equities bask in ECB glory  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a big lift for European stocks following the ECB'S QE announcement.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- The euro fell to fresh 11- year lows against the dollar on Friday following the European Central Bank's announcement on Thursday that it would pump a trillion euros into the euro zone economy to revive sagging growth and ward off deflation. The euro lost over 2 percent against the greenback and fell below $1.12 to $1.1115 for the first time since...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Gold fell as much as 1.2 percent on Friday as the dollar rose and markets digested the mixed implications of a European Central Bank plan to pump out about 1 trillion euros to reflate the euro zone's flagging economy. "Gold was completely dislocated from the dollar yesterday, meaning that euro-gold is the best performing commodity this year,...

  • The sweet spot of the earnings cycle is near Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks have been off to a rocky start, but that is now starting to change as we enter the heart of earnings season.

  • LONDON/ BUDAPEST, Jan 23- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long irritated European Union partners with economic policies that have burned foreign banks operating in Hungary. Such policies were contributing factors in the banks, including Austria's Raiffeisen and Erste and a unit of Italy's Intesa Sanpaolo, taking write-downs on their Hungarian...

  • DETROIT— Ford says it will take an $800 million charge in the fourth quarter because of exchange rate problems between the Venezuelan bolivar and the U.S. dollar. But the automaker still expects a full-year pretax profit of $6 billion when it reports 2014 earnings Thursday. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker has had operations in Venezuela for 53 years.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 23- South Africa's Reserve Bank will keep its benchmark interest rate at 5.75 percent on Thursday following a dip in inflation due to lower oil prices, a Reuters poll forecast on Friday. A more stable rand, since the European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to launch quantitative easing lifted emerging market currencies, has also reduced...

  • *Euro dives to lowest vs dollar since September 2003. LONDON, Jan 23- The euro plunged below $1.12 for the first time in more than 11 years on Friday, a day after the European Central Bank said it would pump over a trillion euros into the euro zone economy, and two days before a national election in Greece. The euro shed over 2 percent to hit $1.1115, its lowest since...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Foreign exchange volumes on currency platforms run by Thomson Reuters rose by 9 percent year-on-year in December to $350 billion, as a drop in oil prices and expectations of further easing by the European Central Bank underpinned activity. Data from Thomson Reuters showed that average spot daily volumes in December slipped to $106 billion, from...