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  • *ECB openly addresses economic benefits of weaker euro. FRANKFURT/ TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Attempts by the European Central Bank to weaken the euro have the potential to spark a currency war but policymakers across the world are keeping silent, knowing the ECB has scant alternatives to keep its economy afloat.

  • OSAKA, Japan, Sept 16- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said stable yen moves are crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen declines were starting to hurt their bottom line.

  • FOREX-Aussie back under pressure, eyes on German data Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 AM ET

    The ZEW indicator of German investor confidence will provide a brief distraction from this month's dominant concerns in Europe- Scotland's vote on independence and the prospect of a clear warning of interest rate rises from the U.S.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 16- The dollar eased on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar held above a six-month trough.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 16- The U.S. dollar loitered in familiar territory early on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar rebounded from a six-month trough.

  • *Fed meeting, Scotland independence vote major risks ahead. NEW YORK, Sept 15- The dollar rose against major currencies on Monday, bolstered by expectations the Federal Reserve this week will acknowledge anew improvements in the U.S. economy and provide fresh details about the U.S. central bank's looming tightening policy.

  • COLOMBIA'S CARDENAS SAYS PESO EXCHANGE RATE "VERY CLOSE" TO EQUILIBRIUM.

  • European markets close: Oil declines     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a down day for oil stocks and Air France has cancelled over half its flights because of a pilot strike.

  • FOREX-Dollar gains as markets price in a hawkish Fed Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Fed meeting, Scotland independence vote major risks ahead. NEW YORK, Sept 15- The dollar rose against major currencies on Monday, bolstered by expectations the Federal Reserve this week will acknowledge anew improvements in the U.S. economy and provide fresh details about the central bank's looming tightening cycle.

  • Swedish crown slips, Aussie weakens on China data Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:47 AM ET
    Swedish Krona currency.

    Sweden's crown fell to a two-month low against the euro after the country elected a minority government.

  • *China factory output grows at weakest pace in nearly 6 yrs. LONDON, Sept 15- Sweden's crown hit a two-year low against the dollar and a two-month trough versus the euro on Monday after voters elected a minority government, which could trigger political uncertainty in Scandinavia's biggest economy.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Sweden's crown fell to a two-month low against the euro on Monday after the country elected a minority government, which could lead to a political impasse in Scandinavia's biggest economy.

  • Britain's Financial Conduct Authority and U.S. regulators are investigating allegations that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign currency market, the world's biggest and least regulated.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 15- The pressing problem for some resource-rich countries isn't that prices for commodities have dropped sharply, it's that their currencies haven't dropped in tandem.

  • *Aussie tests psychological 90- cent support on soft China data. SYDNEY, Sept 15- The Australian dollar slid to a six-month low on Monday as worries about slower Chinese growth hit a nerve, but other major currencies held their ground ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • *Aussie extends fall on disappointing China data. *China's factory output grows at weakest pace in nearly six years. "China data was the catalyst of the move lower.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 12- Brazil's central bank will extend its currency intervention program into 2015 and may increase the rollover pace of expiring currency swaps to curb volatility in the real, a person on President Dilma Rousseff's economic team said on Friday.

  • Dollar index gains for ninth week Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    The dollar index was headed for a ninth consecutive week of gains after retail sales data added to expectations that U.S. growth is gaining steam.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- The dollar index posted its ninth consecutive week of gains on Friday and the U.S. currency rose to six-year highs against the yen on speculation that the Federal Reserve may strike a more hawkish tone when it meets next week.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Banks caught up in the British investigation into alleged manipulation of global currency markets are pushing for a coordinated settlement that would reduce their exposure to potential reputational damage, banking and legal sources told Reuters.