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  • NEW YORK, March 30- The euro slumped against the dollar on Monday on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks, while the greenback gained versus other currencies on the view the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year. Athens sounded upbeat about talks with its creditors to release funds from its 240-...

  • Deals, China stimulus news fuel strong market open Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:50 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets kicked off the week strong, with health care deals and anticipation of more stimulus in China moving global stocks.

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. LONDON, March 30- Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China's economy, but the euro slipped on renewed concern about Greece's finances. Earlier, Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to...

  • *Euro weighed down by uncertainty over Greece. LONDON, March 30- The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece and its creditors will be able to strike a deal that will help Athens secure funding before it runs out of money by April 20. "Even though euro short positions are at record highs, given the Greek uncertainty and the bias for more monetary...

  • Time to sell the US dollar?   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Time to sell the US dollar?

    What's driving the euro/dollar currency moves? David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, weighs in with his opinions.

  • *Euro weighed down by uncertainty over Greece. LONDON, March 30- The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece and its international creditors will be able to strike a deal that will help Athens secure funding before it runs out of money by April 20. "Even though euro short positions are at record highs, given the Greek uncertainty and the bias for...

  • SYDNEY, March 30- The dollar started trade on Monday pretty much where it closed in New York after the head of the U.S. central bank assured investors that the path back to' normal' interest rates will only occur at a gradual pace. The dollar fetched 119.24 yen versus 119.11 late in New York on Friday. "Yellen went to great length to detail why rate hikes would not be...

  • US Treasury's Lew to press China on yuan: officials Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:34 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will press Chinese officials next week to adopt a more market-determined exchange rate policy, Treasury officials said on Friday.

  • China's yuan was devalued sharply in the 1990 s and for years China intervened heavily in exchange markets to keep it weak, raising complaints from U.S. manufacturers. Since 2005, China has let its currency appreciate by about 25 percent, and the Treasury officials repeated statements made in February that China recently appeared to be intervening a lot less.

  • Dollar ends week lower after Yellen comments Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will next week press Chinese officials to adopt a more market-determined exchange rate policy, and the Obama administration thinks further yuan appreciation would help the global economy, Treasury officials said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday after traders were reluctant to buy the greenback ahead of U.S. jobs data next week, and after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. "It turned out to be pretty much a replay" of last week's Fed statement, said Alfonso Esparza, senior currency Strategist at Oanda in...

  • European markets close: Greece's reform list   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Greece's reform list

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the German 10-year moving even lower, and Greece has submitted a list of reforms.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The dollar posted minor gains against the euro on Friday while slipping slightly against the yen and the Swiss franc as bullish bets on the dollar lost some steam ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen will speak on monetary policy in San Francisco at 3:45 p.m. EST and traders will keep an ear out for clues on when the...

  • The Street is finally worried about earnings Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    Five of 10 S&P sectors are showing negative earnings growth, putting pressure on analysts to revise down estimates.

  • LONDON, March 27- More losses could follow the dollar's recent 5- cent slide versus the euro, Citigroup global chief economist Willem Buiter said on Friday, another major voice to question forecasts the greenback will march relentlessly higher. The official forecast from the currency strategy team at Citi, the foreign exchange market's single biggest player,...

  • LONDON, March 27- The dollar rose across the board on Friday, extending a rebound begun the previous day after Federal Reserve officials signalled they were still on track to raise interest rates this year. Traders are now awaiting a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen at 1945 GMT to see whether she strikes a similarly hawkish tone to that of her colleagues, as well as...

  • LONDON, March 27- The dollar climbed broadly on Friday, extending a rebound begun the previous day after Federal Reserve officials signaled they were still on track to raise interest rates this year. "It's pretty clear that the market psychology is still to buy the dollar on dips, and hence we had this huge reversal in the dollar," said Alvin Tan, a currency strategist...

  • PARIS, March 27- European stocks rose in early trade on Friday, halting a sharp two-day retreat as a renewed fall in the euro currency helped boost the shares of exporting companies. The euro fell back on Friday, trading at $1.0811, well below Thursday's intraday high of $1.10525. Shares in Denmark's Novo Nordisk featured among the top gainers, up 13 percent after...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, March 27- The dollar held steady versus the yen on Friday but was on track for a second weekly loss after the U.S. Market participants were cautious about taking aggressive positions in the run-up to a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen later on Friday. The dollar is likely to see some range-trading against the yen for now, said Stephen Innes, senior...