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  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK AND FINANCE MINISTRY DID NOT CONDUCT FOREX MARKET INTERVENTIONS ON DEC 23- C.BANK.

  • *Many markets around the region closed, as well as Europe, U.S. But many foreign investors were taking time off, and markets were closed in other key countries around the region, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. They will also be closed in Europe and North America.

  • *Many markets closed around the region, as well as London, U.S. Markets are closed in other key countries around the region, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea, and will be closed later in London and New York. There were some guys taking profits in the dollar-yen this week, but most people seem happy to be caught long, "said Kaneo Ogino, director at...

  • FTSE extends winning streak  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • Holiday sales looking good, not great this year Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    Employees assist shoppers at the check-out counter of a Toys R Us store in New York.

    The National Retail Federation estimates holiday sales will be up 4.1 percent this year, compared with a 3.1-percent increase last year.

  • FOREX-Dollar down from highest levels in nearly 9 years Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 24- Investors trimmed dollar positions during the Christmas holiday lull on Wednesday, pulling the greenback down from its highest point in nearly nine years after strong U.S. economic growth data on Tuesday solidified views of coming Fed rate increases. The dollar index reached a high not seen since March 2006, while the two-year yield on U.S.

  • ALMATY, Dec 24- Kazakhstan's government promised on Wednesday to prevent sharp volatility in the tenge currency in 2015, it said in a statement. The oil-rich Central Asian nation devalued the tenge by 19 percent in February to ease pressure on its economy. Kazakhstan's competitiveness has been hurt by a sharp slide in the Russian rouble.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds near highest in almost 9 years Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 24- The dollar held near its highest point in almost nine years against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after investors brought forward forecasts for when U.S. interest rates will rise. That was the strongest sign yet that growth has shifted into higher gear and it pushed the dollar index to highs not seen since March 2006, while the two-year yield...

  • Ruble stabilizes but experts expecting more pain Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 4:34 AM ET
    People gather near a currency exchange office in Moscow, December 17, 2014.

    Currency strategists are pondering whether there is more volatility in store for the ruble.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 24- The Russian central bank said on Wednesday it had conducted no foreign exchange market interventions on Dec. 22.

  • Here's what could 'destabilize' sterling in 2015  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says the potential for several elections in a short space of time due to disagreements between political parties could weigh on U.K. assets in 2015.

  • Dollar index at $92 could set off 'alarm bells': Pro  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange Strategy at CIBC, discusses his outlook for the U.S. dollar in 2015.

  • Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange Strategy at CIBC, says that continuing to sell euro below $1.20 against the dollar could surprise investors.

  • Early Xmas for dollar bulls after strong US GDP Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years after strong U.S. economic growth caused market speculation of earlier interest rate hike.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 24- China's yuan weakened on Wednesday, changing hands at 6.2307 per dollar at midday, 1.73 percent away from the official midpoint guidance rate, after touching 6.2325 per dollar in early trade, its lowest level since June. The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stunningly...

  • AUTO Yuan midday standard XXX Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:48 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Dec 24- China's yuan weakened on Wednesday, changing hands at 6.2307 per dollar at midday, 1.73 percent away from the official midpoint guidance rate, after briefly touching 6.2325 per dollar in early trade, its lowest level since June. The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after...

  • What will keep dollar bulls going in 2015  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:47 PM ET

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, says lower oil prices and markets repricing expectations for an earlier interest rate hike will be huge tailwinds for the U.S. dollar.

  • Venezuela currency controls make Scotch cheap Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:55 PM ET

    Venezuela's currency controls give consumers cheap Scotch and Barbies, even as they struggle with shortages of staple products such as milk and medicine.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 23- The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stunningly strong U.S. economic growth spurred markets to bring forward the timing of a likely hike in interest rates. The dollar index reached highs not seen since April 2006 as the greenback popped up to 120.82 yen and the euro sank to a...

  • Pisani's 2015 predictions: Anything but boring Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Bob Pisani would rather swing for the fences than make you yawn.