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  • FOREX-Dollar retreats on weak data as new quarter begins Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 1- The dollar fell on Wednesday at the start of the second quarter as disappointing data on U.S. manufacturing and jobs growth raised bets the Federal Reserve might refrain from raising interest rates until late 2015 at the earliest. Payroll processor ADP said U.S. companies added 189,000 workers in March, the fewest in 14 months, while the...

  • Data showing Britain's manufacturing sector grew at the fastest rate in eight months in March gave the pound little respite. Attention is swinging to a seven-way TV debate between Britain's party leaders on Thursday, which will shed the spotlight on the political risks ahead. The inclusion of seven parties in Thursday's debate, including the anti-EU UKIP, is...

  • Cuba opens doors to biz   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Cuba opens doors to biz

    CNBC's Michelle-Caruso Cabrera sits down with Stefan Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, to discuss American business opportunities in Cuba.

  • In a closely monitored survey, financial information company Markit said Wednesday the region's manufacturers raised employment levels in March at the fastest rate for over three-and-a-half years. That's evident in Markit's survey, which found incoming new business at its highest level since last April. As a result, Markit's purchasing managers' index— a...

  • BAKU, April 1- The head of Azerbaijan's central bank said on Wednesday the bank was moving towards a managed float of the manat currency as it was not yet ready to move to a fully flexible rate. Rustamov said the bank had sold more than $1 billion since Feb. 21 from reserves following the manat's devaluation. The bank spent $1 billion of reserves to prop up the currency...

  • BAKU, April 1- The head of Azerbaijan's central bank said on Wednesday the bank was moving towards a managed float of the manat currency as it was not yet ready to move to a fully flexible rate. "The central bank is moving towards a managed float of the manat," Elman Rustamov said at a meeting of the parliament's economic policy committee. Rustamov said the manat's rate...

  • After huge Q1, here's what the dollar will do next Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    After the best quarter in years for the greenback, traders make the call on the second quarter.

  • *Oil remains under pressure as talks on Iran continue. Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 recovered from a early wobble to put London's FTSE Germany's DAX and France's CAC up 0.5, 0.3 and 0.5 percent higher respectively as core bond markets yields nudged higher. Crude oil prices maintained their decline as an extension of talks between Iran and world powers...

  • LONDON, April 1- Political worries trumped good economic news for sterling on Wednesday, sending it down against the dollar and the euro ahead of a seven-way TV debate between Britain's party leaders the following day. Data showing Britain's manufacturing sector grew at the fastest rate in eight months in March gave the pound only brief respite.

  • *Yen firmer as weak Tokyo shares weigh on risk sentiment. LONDON, April 1- The dollar fell back on Wednesday as a soft reading on Japanese business sentiment dented Tokyo shares but helped bolster the yen, while some improvement in Chinese data offered support to the Australian and New Zealand dollars. Greece's economy minister said the country should reach a...

  • *Yen firmer as weak Tokyo shares weigh on risk sentiment. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, April 1- The dollar slipped versus the yen at the start of a new quarter on Wednesday, as a soft reading on Japanese business sentiment dented Tokyo shares and helped bolster the safe haven yen. "Dollar/yen has led this move today and I think it's basically trading off the back end of the Nikkei,"...

  • *Iran talks extend past deadline, crude extends losses. TOKYO, April 1- Asian stocks sagged on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar slid against the yen as Tokyo's Nikkei recoiled in volatile trade. Crude oil prices continued to decline as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply...

  • FOREX-Dollar edges down vs yen after BOJ tankan Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 1- The dollar edged down against the yen in early Asian trade on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan's tankan survey of business sentiment showed that a weaker currency failed to improve Japanese corporate sentiment. The dollar slipped about 0.2 percent to 119.90 yen, touching its session lows after the tankan release and moving back toward a...

  • *Crude decline continues, Iran talks drag on past deadline. Crude oil prices continued declining as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply implications dragged on beyond a deadline. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 31- The United States feels China's yuan does not yet meet the standards for inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's basket of global currencies, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday. Lew said that China had more work to do. Lew, who was returning from a trip to Beijing where he met with Chinese officials, repeated the U.S. view that...

  • Strange close in some ETFs Tuesday Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:38 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Strange close in a few ETFs Tuesday: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production ETF, Biotech ETF, Metals and Mining.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 31- The United States feels China's yuan does not yet meet the standards for inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's basket of global currencies, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday. Lew said that China had work to do to meet the standards for inclusion. Lew, who was returning from a trip to Beijing where he met with Chinese...

  • *Oil down on worries that Iran could add to supply. NEW YORK, March 31- The euro closed out the worst quarter in its 15- year history on Tuesday, slammed by monetary policy changes and worries about Greece, while U.S. stocks retreated a day after posting big gains. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, while the European Central Bank's...

  • North American public companies could give up more than $25 billion in revenues and 7 cents per share in earnings in the first quarter alone because of currency-related volatility, said Wolfgang Koester, chief executive of FiREapps, a foreign exchange data analytics firm in Phoenix, Arizona. An early example to watch is Monsanto Co, which reports results on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 31- The United States feels China's yuan does not yet meet the standards for inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's basket of global currencies, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday.