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  • NEW YORK, July 23- The U.S. dollar rose to eight-month highs against the euro on Wednesday as worries over tougher sanctions on Russia and their potential impact on fragile euro zone growth weighed on the single currency. Further escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine could weigh further on the euro if more trade sanctions are enforced on Russia.

  • The stubborn euro may have finally cracked Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    The euro's resolve could be starting to crack, as it cleared "psychologically significant" barriers, according to strategists.

  • *To file criminal changes against Alstom imminently. David Green, who announced on Monday that the SFO would join U.S. prosecutors and regulators worldwide in investigating allegations of misconduct in the $5.3 trillion- per-day foreign exchange market, said he had "reasonable grounds" to suspect that an offence of serious or complex fraud was involved.

  • SFO'S HEAD DAVID GREEN SAYS FOREX INQUIRY CURRENTLY FOCUSING ON LIMITED NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

  • HEAD OF BRITAIN'S SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE SAYS WOULD NOT DISCOUNT POSSIBILITY OF FOREX CHARGES NEXT YEAR.

  • European markets close: Overcoming Ukraine worries     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rally for Portuguese banks and Daimler earnings beat forecasts.

  • Whirlpool's quarter goes down the drain Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Whirlpool missed profit and revenue expectations by a wide margin, and cut their full year forecast.

  • Euro hugs 8-month lows, hit by Russia sanctions Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    The euro hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as worries drove investors away from the single currency.

  • FOREX-US dollar holds near 8-month highs against euro Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 23- The U.S. dollar held near eight-month highs against the euro on Wednesday as worries over tougher sanctions on Russia and their potential impact on fragile euro zone growth weighed on the single currency.

  • Tupperware 2Q profit sinks 38 percent Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Tupperware Brands Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell 38 percent from the same period a year ago, hurt by falling sales of its storage containers and cosmetics in North America and Germany and unfavorable currency exchange rates.

  • LONDON, July 23- The euro hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as worries over tougher sanctions on Russia and their potential impact on fragile euro zone growth drove investors away from the single currency. Harsher steps could be a particular hit to euro zone powerhouse Germany given its strong trade links with Russia.

  • Lithuania to adopt euro currency in January Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is giving Lithuania the green light to adopt the euro currency starting next year. Alluding to the tensions with Russia over Ukraine, he added deeper integration with western Europe "means greater security as well." Lithuania's Baltic neighbors, Estonia and Latvia, are already members of the euro.

  • LONDON, July 23- Sterling may have some room to fall versus the Swiss franc if fear of tougher sanctions sees Russian investors shift cash from Britain to Switzerland.

  • LONDON, July 23- The euro hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as worries over tougher sanctions on Russia and their potential impact on fragile euro zone growth drove investors away from the single currency.

  • FOREX-Dollar firms, euro cracks under rates pressure Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 23- The dollar held close to a six-week peak against a basket of currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, as the euro edged down to touch a fresh 2014 low on the diverging interest rate outlook for the U.S. and euro zone.

  • BEIJING, July 23- China saw some capital outflows in the second quarter, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday, adding that the yuan is now recovering as the economy stabilises.

  • China sees capital outflows in Q2 - FX regulator Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:24 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 23- China experienced some capital outflows in the second quarter, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday, adding that the yuan is rebounding as the Chinese economy stabilizes.

  • Violence continued in Gaza, but hopes rose for an easing of tension in Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels handed the flight recorder and victims' remains from a downed Malaysian airliner to international authorities.

  • FOREX-Euro finally gives in, Aussie eyes CPI test Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 23- The euro languished at multi-month lows against many of its peers early on Wednesday, having moved decisively lower overnight along with an eye-catching fall in the Swiss franc. Traders said there was no specific trigger although the weaker euro dovetailed nicely with expectations for the European Central Bank to ease policy further.

  • FOREX-Dollar rises as U.S. bond yields hold firm Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields stood firm on the view that the world's biggest economy is expanding enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next year despite data showing a mild rise in domestic prices in June.