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  • Euro climbs amid tempered ECB expectations Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    The euro turned higher in choppy trading Wednesday as traders reacted to headlines that the ECB is unlikely to take new action early next week.

  • Alibaba IPO likely happening late September Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Alibaba headquarters is shown in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

    Alibaba filed an amended statement this morning ahead of its IPO, but investors are still waiting to see the terms.

  • Divergent monetary policies ruffle flat calm in FX markets Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    *Months of calm in markets may be about to end. LONDON, Aug 27- Months of dead calm in financial markets that have crushed trading volumes and hit bank profits may be drawing to a close as currency investors gear up for volatility triggered by monetary policy shifts in major economies.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- The euro rebounded from a 13- month low on Wednesday after a report suggested the European Central Bank might not introduce more stimulus next week while major U.S. stock indexes were little changed, with the S&P 500 hovering just above the 2,000 milestone.

  • FOREX-Dollar eases as euro falls on ECB speculation Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 27- The dollar softened on Wednesday as traders focused on riskier currencies, while the battered euro hit a 19- month low against the Swiss franc amid speculation the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing.

  • European markets close: ECB QE?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe on Thursday, including speculation the ECB will not embark on quantitative easing.

  • US spreads the love as rally goes global Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Amidst the lightest volume of the year, exchange-traded funds associated with China, Turkey, South Africa, and Brazil are gathering steam.

  • The Alibaba cometh, amid a lengthening paper trail Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    Alibaba.com's headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    Nobody knows exactly when Alibaba will hit the market, but the IPO is being foreshadowed by a growing paper trail.

  • FOREX-Euro falls widely on ECB easing speculation Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    *Euro hits lowest since January 2013 against Swiss franc. LONDON, Aug 27- The euro fell broadly on Wednesday, hitting a 19- month low against the Swiss franc, as speculation that the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing was fuelled by yet more bad news from the euro zone.

  • UK, Germany battle to be Chinese yuan trading hubs Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    Use of the Chinese yuan in Germany and the U.K. has doubled over the last year, as London and Frankfurt fight to become trading hubs.

  • METALS-London copper dips on dollar, increasing supply Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    *Dollar sets 13- month high, euro struggles. LONDON, Aug 27- Copper fell on Wednesday as a firm dollar and the prospect of increasing supply of the metal offset growing confidence in U.S. economic growth.

  • LONDON, Aug 27- The euro edged off its lowest point in almost a year on Wednesday as Germany's finance minister played down speculation over more European Central Bank monetary policy easing in the coming months.

  • The groundbreaking call by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi for more action on both the monetary and fiscal fronts has markets wagering that fresh steps could come as soon as next week when the central bank's governing council meets.

  • Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, discusses whether Warren Buffett's reputation is at risk after his involvement in Burger King's acquisition of Tim Hortons and the debate over the tax implications of the deal.

  • ECB QE 'won't get us out of crisis': Pro     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says any form of quantitative easing by the ECB will not be the "magic bullet" to solve Europe's economic problems.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 27- The dollar hit a 13- month peak against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, with the euro still struggling amid expectations of further policy easing from the European Central Bank.

  • The groundbreaking call by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi for more action on both the monetary and fiscal fronts has markets wagering that fresh steps could come as soon as next week when the central bank's governing council meets.

  • The groundbreaking call by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi for more action on both the monetary and fiscal fronts has markets wagering that fresh steps could come as soon as next week when the central bank's governing council meets.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 27- The dollar hovered just under a 13- month peak against a basket of major currencies early on Wednesday, with the euro still struggling amid expectations of further policy easing from the European Central Bank.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- The dollar extended gains on Tuesday on hopes U.S. policymakers will raise interest rates as the battered euro continued to struggle on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing in Europe. "We are seeing the dollar consolidate," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York.