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  • TOKYO, Feb 27- The dollar took a breather in Tokyo on Friday after surging to a one-month high against a basket of currencies overnight as U.S. economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials prompted investors to raise their bets on a rate increase. The euro edged up about 0.1 percent in Asian trade to $1.1197, but remained not far from a one-month low of...

  • Dollar reaches 1-month high on data, Fed remarks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The dollar rose to a one-month high as data on U.S. inflation and business orders and Fed officials' remarks.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar rose to a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data on U.S. inflation and business orders revived confidence in the world's biggest economy and supported bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the middle of the year. The greenback also received support from San Francisco President John Williams...

  • European markets close: Record low German unemployment  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a record low number for German unemployment and heavy restructuring at RBS.

  • Sterling scales 7-year high against struggling euro Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 26- Sterling rose to a seven-year high against the euro on Thursday, as interest rate expectations moved further in favour of British assets just days before the European Central Bank embarks on a huge asset-buying spree. The pound had earlier drawn support from steady economic growth in Britain, although a drop in business investment made some...

  • FOREX-Dollar jumps on U.S. data, Bullard; euro falls Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar climbed to a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data on U.S. inflation and business orders revived confidence in the world's biggest economy and supported bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the middle of the year. The dollar's jump followed back-to-back days of losses stemming from...

  • Markets at new highs, but earnings keep slipping Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks must trade at some multiple of earnings acceptable to investors, and the numbers are coming down faster than usual.

  • *New Zealand shows surprise trade surplus. LONDON, Feb 26- The dollar gained almost half a percent against the euro around midday in Europe on Thursday after St Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said the strong dollar was having only a marginal impact on U.S. monetary policy and economy. "Some of the euro stops have gone on this," one London- based dealer said.

  • LONDON, Feb 26- Sterling traded firm near an eight-week high against the dollar on Thursday, drawing support from steady economic growth in Britain, although a drop in business investment was likely to make some investors cautious. Sterling was a tad higher, trading at $1.5535, having hit a eight-week high of $1.5554 in Asia. "Sterling/dollar traded higher as UK...

  • *Sales of 5 key drugs seen at close to 4 bln eur in 2015. LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Feb 26- Germany's largest drugmaker Bayer said it expects underlying core earnings to increase by more than 10 percent this year, banking on a boost from new drugs such as stroke prevention pill Xarelto. The company is benefiting from a strong dollar in particular as North America accounts...

  • Hong Kong seeks to rival Singapore as corporate FX hub Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:56 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Feb 26- In a bid to rival Singapore, Hong Kong is introducing sweeping tax measures aimed at making it a more attractive centre in Asia for global corporations to trade foreign exchange. To counter that, Hong Kong will table a bill to remove hurdles that deter companies from locating their treasury functions in Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John Tsang...

  • FOREX-Aussie up, kiwi down in becalmed FX markets Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    *New Zealand shows surprise trade surplus. LONDON, Feb 26- The Australian and New Zealand dollars were the main movers among major currencies on Thursday, pushed in opposite directions by contrasting signals on the health of two struggling economies. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen have done little to move on the debate over when U.S. interest rates will rise,...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Feb 26- The dollar nursed modest losses on Thursday, having eased for a second straight session after recent remarks from the head of the Federal Reserve prompted markets to push back the timing of an expected U.S. interest rate hike. The euro edged up to $1.1364, up from this week's trough of $1.1288, but remained stuck in a $1.12- $1.15 range held since...

  • U.S. lawmakers battle over currency in trade deals Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    A bipartisan bill introduced this month and proposals from other lawmakers seek to stop trading partners such as China and Japan from manipulating exchange rates to make their goods cheaper for overseas buyers. It encompasses 12 Pacific Rim trading partners including Japan, whose stimulus program has helped lop off a third of the yen's value since late...

  • FOREX-Fed disappoints dollar bulls, Aussie turns to data Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 26- The dollar nursed modest losses early on Thursday, having eased for a second straight session after recent remarks from the head of the Federal Reserve prompted markets to push back the timing of an eventual U.S. interest rate hike. The euro edged up to $1.1362, up from this week's trough of $1.1288, but remained stuck in a $1.12- $1.15 range held since...

  • KIEV, Feb 25- Ukraine's central bank unexpectedly banned most currency trading on Wednesday, only to abruptly reverse the decision overnight, causing havoc in the market for the plunging hryvnia. The ban had been imposed in the morning, drawing a rebuke from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, and had been due to stay in place until the end of the week.

  • Don't sweat retail earnings, yet Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:51 PM ET
    A Lowe's store in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 24, 2014.

    Retail: good or bad news?

  • Doubleline's Jeff Gundlach enters the ETF business Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:42 PM ET

    Doubleline's Jeff Gundlach has entered the ETF business. His DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF had a respectable debut Tuesday.

  • Dollar weakens as Yellen indicates no rush on rates Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    The dollar edged down after Fed Chair Janet Yellen held back from giving a clear view on when the Fed may begin raising interest rates.

  • Sterling steadies after hitting 8-week high Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 25- Sterling steadied after hitting an eight-week high against the dollar on Wednesday, buoyed by optimism over the UK's economic performance compared with its peers in Europe, which has helped drive British shares to record levels. The gains also seem broadly the product of a steadying of expectations for the Bank of England to deliver an interest...