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  • *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.

  • Euro falls on way to worst quarter Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
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    The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday, leaving the single currency on track for its worst quarter ever.

  • The IPO business: an anemic Q1, a cloudy Q2 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After an historic 2014, the first quarter of IPO activity has seen a notable dropoff.

  • The first quarter is typically the strongest period of the year for investment bank income, and revenues for the top firms in the three months is likely to be up 7 percent from a year ago, analysts at JPMorgan said this week. FX volatility is up 30 percent in G7 currencies and volumes with it, and higher rates volatility is leading to higher trading volumes and...

  • Greece worries drive euro down 1 pct on day. The euro has faced added selling pressure as Greece and its lenders have failed to strike a deal on reforms. "If we're looking at what's the next trigger point for another move lower for the euro, I think it will be Greece," said Ian Stannard, head of European FX strategy at Morgan Stanley in London.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks retreated on Tuesday from the previous session's rally, though major indexes were headed for a positive first quarter, while the euro was on track for its biggest quarterly fall as worries about Greece kept the currency under pressure. The European Central Bank's one-trillion-euro economic stimulus program, launched this month,...

  • "Sterling was outperforming the euro as a function of the move in euro/dollar but the better than expected UK GDP data increased the propensity of sterling to do better than the euro," said Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank. The fact that consumption remains strong suggests that there is no real risk of the Bank of England having to cut interest...

  • *Greece worries drive euro down 1 pct on day. On Tuesday, though, investors focused on worries over whether Greece can secure financial aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks, pushing the euro down as much as 1 percent to $1.0713. Greece and its lenders had failed to reach an initial deal on reforms, officials told Reuters earlier on Tuesday.

  • Euro on track for worst quarter…ever Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    Dollar Euro currencies

    The euro is seen clocking up its biggest quarterly decline at the end of March since its launch in 1999 — and could fall even further over the coming months.

  • Argentina's MSCI country index has soared by almost 30 percent, making it the star performer of the MSCI Frontier Market country indexes. Eastern Europe produced the best performers across emerging markets' MSCI country indexes, with Russia rising more than 18 percent and Hungary up more than 17 percent, as this graphic shows:. "Central Europe has benefited from...

  • LONDON, March 31- Emerging market equities rose 0.4 percent on Tuesday and were on track for their first quarterly gain since mid-2014, thanks primarily to robust Chinese markets, though most currencies fell versus the dollar. The Shanghai index fell 1 percent on Tuesday, off seven-year highs. The MSCI emerging equity index is up 1.7 percent on the quarter after...

  • LONDON, March 31- The euro remained on track for its biggest quarterly fall and European shares for their best first quarter of the euro era on Tuesday as worries about Greece's finances kept the single currency under pressure. It is up a whopping 16 percent since Jan. 1, with Germany's DAX up 23 percent and France's CAC 19 percent higher, compared to a more modest 5...

  • FOREX-Euro heads for worst quarter on record Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:43 AM ET

    LONDON, March 31- The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday, leaving the single currency on track for its worst quarter ever as investors bet on an increasingly divergent monetary policy outlook between the euro zone and the United States. Its losses have been driven by the European Central Bank's launch of a 1.1 trillion euro quantitative easing programme...

  • SINGAPORE, March 31- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Tuesday and was on track for its best quarter since 2008, bolstered by the diverging outlook for monetary policy in the United States compared to other major economies. That poses a stark contrast to policies in the euro zone and Japan, where central banks are engaged in quantitative easing to...