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  • *Dollar jumps above 123.00 yen, euro slides below $1.09. SYDNEY, May 27- The dollar held on to broad gains early on Wednesday, having rallied to an eight-year high against the yen after a batch of upbeat data bolstered the case for a U.S. interest rate hike this year. It also rose against the euro, which slid to its lowest since April 28 at $1.0864.

  • FOREX-U.S. data drive dollar gains of over 1 percent Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    *Euro falls below $1.09, Greek concerns growing. The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. Against the yen, the dollar broke through longer-term resistance and topped 123 yen to a high of 123.32 yen, a...

  • Dollar gains top 1 percent on US rates outlook Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    The dollar rose more than 1 percent, extending recent gains driven by increasing expectations the Fed will start raising rates.

  • NEW YORK, May 26- The U.S. dollar rallied on Tuesday after a string of healthy economic data boosted near-term rate hike prospects, while Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain weighed further on the euro. Markets in the United States as well as London and Frankfurt returned to action after a long holiday weekend, with the...

  • European markets close: Not a good environment   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    European markets close: Not a good environment

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market movers in Europe today, including Monte Paschi and Ryanair.

  • MOSCOW, May 26- The Russian rouble retreated on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar surged on global markets, oil prices slid, and the need for roubles to pay monthly taxes waned. Fed's rates have provoked a firming of the dollar on all fronts, "TeleTrade analyst Alexander Egorov said in a note. The dollar was 1.2 percent stronger against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday,...

  • FOREX-Dollar gains top 1 percent on U.S. rates outlook Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    *Euro falls below $1.09, Greek concerns growing. The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. Against the yen, the dollar broke through longer-term resistance and topped 123 yen to a high of 123.28 yen, a...

  • May 26- China must press ahead with currency liberalization plans for the yuan to join the International Monetary Fund's reference basket of currencies, a senior U.S. In a call to preview discussions among Group of Seven nations in Germany this week, the official said the United States would emphasize the need to find a pragmatic solution for Greece and urge all...

  • Sterling near 2-1/2 month high against struggling euro Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    LONDON, May 26- Sterling rose to a 2-1/ 2 month high against a struggling euro on Tuesday, with the single currency weighed down by Greece's debt problems and interest rate differentials moving in favour of the British pound. It was last trading at 70.87 pence, down 0.1 percent on the day, having been hit in recent days by a senior European Central Bank official who...

  • May 26- China's currency liberalization plans are welcome and will be needed before the yuan is able to join the International Monetary Fund's reference basket of currencies, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday. In a call to preview discussions among Group of Seven nations in Germany, the official said the United States encouraged China to continue...

  • *IMF expects China growth of 6.8 pct this year. BEIJING, May 26- China's yuan currency is no longer undervalued after its recent gains, but the government should quicken reforms to get to having "a floating exchange rate", the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. In a reference to how China still has a large trade surplus, despite a stronger yuan, the IMF said...

  • IMF official says China's yuan no longer undervalued Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:37 AM ET

    BEIJING— The International Monetary Fund no longer believes China's tightly controlled currency is undervalued, an IMF official said Tuesday, a stance that might help Beijing in its wrangling with Washington over exchange rate controls. The IMF's first deputy managing director, David Lipton, also said Beijing should work toward having a floating exchange...

  • Global markets update: Greece in focus   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    Global markets update: Greece in focus

    CNBC's Joe Kernen reports on all the market moving events from Europe.

  • *IMF expects China growth of 6.8 pct this year. BEIJING, May 26- China's yuan currency is no longer undervalued after its recent substantial appreciation, but the government should quicken reforms to get to having "a floating exchange rate", the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. In a reference to how China still has a large trade surplus, despite yuan...

  • LONDON, May 26- Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain sent the euro to its lowest level in a month on Tuesday, while shares and commodities took a knock as the dollar powered higher. Europe's main markets returned to action after a long weekend with the mood unsettled by Sunday's strong local election showing by...

  • Sterling hits 2-1/2 month high against a weaker euro Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    LONDON, May 26- Sterling rose to a 2-1/ 2 month high against a struggling euro on Tuesday, with the single currency weighed down by Greece's debt problems and interest rate differentials moving in favour of the British pound. The euro has been hit in recent days by a senior European Central Bank official flagging the possibility of aggressive bond buying and...

  • WARSAW, May 26- The dollar rose 1 percent against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, extending gains since a round of improved inflation data last Friday and driving the euro below $1.09 for the first time in a month. In the first proper trade in London since a long holiday weekend, some pointed to growing nerves over Greece, as well as a fall back in German government...

  • Russian rouble opens weaker vs dollar Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:10 AM ET

    MOSCOW, May 26- Russia's rouble opened sharply weaker against the dollar on Tuesday but was little changed against the euro, as the U.S. currency surged on global markets. At 0705 GMT, the rouble was 0.8 percent weaker against the dollar at 50.38 and had lost less than 0.1 percent to trade at 54.90 versus the euro. The dollar was over 1 percent stronger against a basket...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold drops to 2-week low as dollar rallies Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:53 AM ET

    *Gold falls below $1,200/ oz, dollar at 8- year high vs yen. SINGAPORE, May 26- Gold fell nearly 1 percent to a two-week low on Tuesday as the dollar pushed higher following recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that reinforced the U.S. central bank's tightening bias on monetary policy. Gold's correlation with the dollar has started to strengthen...

  • Could US rate hikes lead to 'self-defeating' dollar?

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, discusses the U.S. rate rise trajectory and what this could mean for the greenback.