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  • LONDON, July 23- The euro hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as worries over tougher sanctions on Russia and their potential impact on fragile euro zone growth drove investors away from the single currency.

  • FOREX-Dollar firms, euro cracks under rates pressure Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 23- The dollar held close to a six-week peak against a basket of currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, as the euro edged down to touch a fresh 2014 low on the diverging interest rate outlook for the U.S. and euro zone.

  • BEIJING, July 23- China saw some capital outflows in the second quarter, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday, adding that the yuan is now recovering as the economy stabilises.

  • China sees capital outflows in Q2 - FX regulator Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:24 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 23- China experienced some capital outflows in the second quarter, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday, adding that the yuan is rebounding as the Chinese economy stabilizes.

  • Violence continued in Gaza, but hopes rose for an easing of tension in Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels handed the flight recorder and victims' remains from a downed Malaysian airliner to international authorities.

  • FOREX-Euro finally gives in, Aussie eyes CPI test Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 23- The euro languished at multi-month lows against many of its peers early on Wednesday, having moved decisively lower overnight along with an eye-catching fall in the Swiss franc. Traders said there was no specific trigger although the weaker euro dovetailed nicely with expectations for the European Central Bank to ease policy further.

  • FOREX-Dollar rises as U.S. bond yields hold firm Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields stood firm on the view that the world's biggest economy is expanding enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next year despite data showing a mild rise in domestic prices in June.

  • European markets end losing streak     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Europe breaks its three day losing streak led by building and property stocks.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields held firm on the view the world's biggest economy is expanding enough for the Federal Reserve to further reduce stimulus despite data showing a mild pullback in some domestic prices in June.

  • Ukraine tensions see euro come off boil Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    LONDON— The euro fell Tuesday to its lowest level against the dollar this year amid concerns that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will prompt a bigger freeze in relations between the European Union and Russia.

  • Dollar flattens after pushing euro to 8-month low Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar turned flat against the euro, giving up earlier gains which drove the European currency to an eight-month low.

  • How two giants reveal state of earnings play Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Two big multi-national players turn in good--but not great--earnings, and may indicate a bigger trend.

  • July 22- The U.S. dollar moved back to trade little changed against the euro, giving up earlier gains which drove the European currency to an eight-month low against the greenback on U.S. inflation data for June. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent last month after May's 0.4 percent gain.

  • *EU foreign ministers meeting eyed for message to Russia. LONDON, July 22- The dollar rose to its strongest against the euro in almost six months on Tuesday ahead of U.S. inflation numbers for June which should add to a picture of growing divergence between the U.S. and European economies.

  • FOREX-Aussie ticks higher, yen eases back Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    LONDON, July 22- The Australian dollar rose on Tuesday, the main mover on developed world currency markets, after the country's central bank chief said he was happy with current interest rate levels and made no attempt to talk down the currency.

  • China's yuan edges up in narrow trade, outlook firms Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:49 AM ET

    HONG KONG, July 22- China's yuan edged up on Tuesday, holding in a narrow range due to a lack of trading cues, with the overall market shifting to a more positive outlook on the currency for the rest of the year. The People's Bank of China fixed its official rate at 6.1544 per dollar, largely unchanged from Monday's fixing of 6.1547.

  • Still, markets were unable to fully shake off geopolitical concerns as tensions in the Ukraine and Gaza remained high, keeping the dollar and euro in a narrow corridor against the Japanese currency.

  • But that said, markets were still unable to fully shake off geopolitical concerns as tensions in the Ukraine and Gaza remained high, limiting the rebound by the dollar and euro against the safe-haven yen.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds firm as stocks slip worldwide Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    *Major Wall Street stock indexes pare initial losses. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday as investors reduced holdings of stocks and other risky assets on anxiety about escalating violence in Gaza and Ukraine.

  • LONDON, July 21- Currency investors began on Monday to show a glimmer of concern over the risks a surprise from Scotland's September vote on independence might pose to sterling, having appeared complacent over the issue so far.