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  • LONDON, Oct 2- World stocks were knocked hard on Thursday after global manufacturing data and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the yen and gold. All that pushed MSCI's 45- country world stock index to a five-month low and Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAX fell 0.3-0.6...

  • Dollar retreats as investors turn risk-averse Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 4:56 AM ET

    The yen held its gains against the dollar on Thursday after weak manufacturing surveys from around the globe and an Ebola health scare in the United States.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- The yen held its gains against the dollar on Thursday after weak manufacturing surveys from around the globe and an Ebola health scare in the United States sent investors in search of safer assets. The European Central Bank holds its monthly policy meeting later in the day, after which ECB President Mario Draghi is expected to give further details...

  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR NABIULLINA SAYS CENTRAL BANK SOLD SLIGHTLY OVER $4 MLN IN FOREX INTERVENTIONS ON WEDNESDAY.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russia's central bank will introduce seven-day and 28- day foreign currency repo auctions within a few weeks, the bank's governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Thursday. She told a VTB Capital conference that the new facility would help Russian companies and banks deal with problems caused by the closure of external markets. The bank recently...

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked world markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the Japanese yen and gold. Investors warmed to the yen after a slew of surveys showed German factory activity shrank for the first time in 15 months, China's...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- The safe-haven yen held onto solid gains early on Thursday after disappointing manufacturing surveys from around the globe triggered a run on risk, while the euro stayed defensive as a policy review by the European Central Bank loomed. Investors warmed to the Japanese currency after a slew of surveys showed German factory activity shrank for the...

  • SEC’s Gallagher: Market regulation overhaul needed Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    In this June 14, 2011 photo, Daniel Gallagher, nominee for Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, listens during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    SEC's Commissioner Dan Gallagher discusses which stock and bond market regulations needs overhaul.

  • The dollar dropped from six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday, weighed down by a fall in U.S. Treasury debt yields.

  • European markets close: Euro zone PMI slows     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest euro zone manufacturing data and international airlines drop on Ebola fears.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The dollar pulled back from six-year highs against the yen to trade little changed on Wednesday, weighed down by a drop in U.S. Investors also booked profits on long U.S. dollar positions ahead of key event risks- the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting on Thursday and Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time in six years and held near a two-year peak against the euro on Wednesday as investors added to bets that U.S. economic data will lead the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy. The dollar was up 0.25 percent at 109.90, having risen past 110 yen during Asian trade.

  • Trading the euro: A seat on the Titanic? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    Currency strategists are weighing up whether to join a crowded trade or get comfortable with what has been described as a "seat on the Titanic."

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time in six years and held near a two-year peak against the euro on Wednesday, as investors added to bets that U.S. data will drive the Federal Reserve to tighten policy. The dollar was up 0.2 percent at 109.90, having risen past 110 yen during Asian trade.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- The Russian rouble weakened on Wednesday after the Central Bank conducted its first overnight rouble-dollar swap operation to boost banking liquidity. This was the first time the market used the mechanism that the Central Bank introduced on Sept. 16.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 1- The dollar struck a six-year high against the yen and was poised near a two-year peak against the euro, while gathering more bullish impetus on Wednesday as weaker than expected Australian retail sales data sparked selling on Australian dollar.

  • FOREX-Euro pressured as low inflation puts heat on ECB Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 1- The euro languished near a fresh two-year trough early on Wednesday, having come under fire as a further slowdown in euro zone inflation intensified pressure for more stimulus from the European Central Bank. The common currency fell as far as $1.2571 before managing a bounce to $1.2629.

  • Steel companies finally getting control of costs Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Steel companies are finally getting their arms around the need to deleverage, consolidate and restructure.

  • European markets close: Strong UK GDP     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including euro zone inflation hitting a 5-year low.

  • US data angst grows as payroll report looms Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:19 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Many strategists seem nervous that economic data going forward will come in lower than expected. Thus far, those fears seem well-founded.