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  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, May 22- The dollar edged lower versus a basket of major currencies on Friday in the wake of unimpressive U.S. economic data, with investors awaiting speeches by major central bankers. Against the yen, the dollar sagged slightly after the Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus, as expected, and slightly revised up its assessment of...

  • TOKYO, May 22- Asian shares rose early on Friday after Wall Street set another record high with prospects for a Federal Reserve rate hike in June all but quashed, while the dollar steadied after losing ground to the euro for the first time this week on downbeat U.S. data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent with South Korean...

  • FOREX-Dollar nurses losses after U.S. data disappoints Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:19 PM ET

    *Profit-taking emerges ahead of UK, US holidays. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 22- The dollar nursed modest losses early on Friday, after snapping three days of gains as unimpressive data prompted light profit-taking ahead of speeches by major central bankers and holidays in Britain and the United States. In Asia, the Bank of Japan's policy review at the conclusion of its...

  • May 21- Bank of New York Mellon Corp will pay $180 million to settle a foreign exchange-related putative class action lawsuit, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. BNY Mellon said the settlement will release the bank from all foreign exchange-related securities law claims brought against it or its affiliates in the suit. Federal and New York state...

  • Gap's 1Q profit down 8 percent on currency fluctuations Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gap Inc. reported an 8 percent decline in its first-quarter profit, as results were hurt by currency fluctuations and persistent sluggish sales at its Gap and Banana Republic stores. The San Francisco- based company, however, stuck with its annual profit outlook Thursday. The company's Old Navy brand has been a bright spot, while it's trying to turn...

  • Dollar weakens against euro for first time in week Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Thursday for the first time this week.

  • Forex scandal: After big bank fines, what's next? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Currency exchange rates

    After the record bank fines in the forex-trading scandal, here's what needs to happen now, says Warwick Dean and former forex trader Mark Taylor.

  • Sterling surges after UK retail sales boost Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    LONDON, May 21- Sterling powered to a two-month high against the euro and erased much of this week's loss against the dollar on Thursday after data showed British retail sales rose more strongly than expected in April. "With the recent uptick in the housing market after a winter lull, and consumer confidence at its highest for several years, there's good reason to...

  • European markets close relativity flat   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    European markets close relativity flat

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a meeting with EU leaders.

  • FOREX-Dollar weakens against euro for first time in week Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 21- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Thursday for the first time this week, as investors were reluctant to enter new positions after a dramatic selloff over the past month, and as some economic data disappointed. "People are reluctant to put on strong dollar positions," said Sebastien Galy, senior foreign exchange analyst at Societe Generale...

  • NEW DELHI, May 21- India's central bank is working to liberalize its foreign exchange rules to make it easier to do business with Asia's third-largest economy, Deputy Governor H.R. Khan said on Thursday, a step that could support flagging exports. "We have got a positive response from the RBI and it could soon issue directions to banks," said S.C. Ralhan, president of...

  • NEW YORK, May 21- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Thursday for the first time this week, as investors burnt by a dramatic selloff over the past month were reluctant to enter new positions, and as euro zone activity showed nascent signs of recovery. "People are reluctant to put on strong dollar positions, so they are lagging what you can see in terms of...

  • FOREX-Euro boosted by data, rise in Bund yields Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    LONDON, May 21- The euro rose against the dollar on Thursday for the first time this week, helped by nascent signs of a recovery in euro zone activity and a rise in German Bund yields which narrowed the spread over U.S. Despite the drop, data compiler Markit said, the euro zone is on track to grow at 0.4 percent in the current quarter. The euro touched a high of $1.1182, up...

  • LONDON, May 21- Sterling hit a two-month high versus the euro and jumped against the dollar on Thursday after data showed British retail sales rose more strongly than expected in April, recovering from a fall the previous month. But the sales figures eased concerns that a slowdown in Britain's economy in the first quarter might be the start of a longer period of...

  • LONDON, May 21- The euro rose against the dollar for the first time in four days on Thursday, helped by signs of a recovery in French business activity, although a slowdown in Germany's private sector kept gains limited. Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index for Germany, which tracks manufacturing and services activity accounting for more than...

  • MOSCOW, May 21- Russia's central bank said on Thursday it had bought $200 million of foreign currency on the market on May 19, the maximum daily amount it has been buying to top up its reserves. The bank said last week it would buy anywhere between $100- $200 million worth of forex daily to replenish its reserves, which have fallen substantially since early last year...

  • Dollar not far from 2-week high Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:35 AM ET

    The dollar stepped back but held close to a two-week peak as investors focused on the pace of the U.S. Federal Reserve's coming interest rate hikes.

  • Dollar not far from 2-week high Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    The U.S. dollar and Euro currencies

    The dollar stepped backbut held close to a two-week peak as investors focused on the pace of the U.S. Federal Reserve's coming interest rate hikes.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 21- The dollar stepped back in Asian trade on Thursday but held close to a two-week peak against a basket of major currencies as investors focused on the pace of the U.S. "The sentiment is turning favourable on the dollar after all the position-unwinding has been done," said a trader at a Japanese bank in Tokyo. "Although they contained no outright...

  • *Flash PMIs for China and Japan in focus. SYDNEY, May 21- The dollar traded near a two-week peak against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, having held on to most of its gains after closely watched minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting contained no major surprises. The dollar was particularly bid against the euro, which sank heavily on...