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  • *Shanghai zinc climbs on physical shortfall in China. LONDON, Oct 24- Copper traded flat on Friday, pressured by a fifth straight month of decline in Chinese house prices, with a rise in the euro against the dollar capping falls in the metal. "Anything on a short-term basis that indicates softness in the Chinese property sector is going to be a concern, but I wouldn't...

  • Putin says Russia will not "burn" its forex reserves Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- Russia intends to continue moves to a floating exchange rate and will not "burn" through its foreign exchange reserves, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. We will use them for a certain balancing, "Putin told a meeting with Russian and foreign experts on Russia. Putin also said that Russia will put the main emphasis on attracting private...

  • Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, discusses why the euro is not weak on a relative basis and won't have a big impact on helping the euro zone economy.

  • *Sterling eyes Q3 UK GDP data. LONDON, Oct 24- The euro slipped on Friday, as investors were cautious ahead of the results on Sunday of stress tests on euro zone banks, while the yen was underpinned by safe-haven flows due to a fresh Ebola scare in New York. The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp. Tokyo- listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to news that a New York City doctor...

  • Caterpillar, 3 M earnings underpin sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after media reported that a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Asian shares also some ground with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 24- The yen pulled away from two-week lows against the dollar on Friday on safe-haven bids as U.S. stock futures tumbled on reports that a New York doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus. "I think, next week the market will be more event-driven, with the FOMC and the Bank of Japan, so the downside should be limited," he said, adding that support at...

  • DOLLAR/ YEN FALLS 0.3 PERCENT AS STOCKS FALL ON NEW YORK EBOLA CASE REPORTS.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 23- Mexico's America Movil said on Thursday its third-quarter net profit fell 38 percent compared with a year earlier, missing expectations as taxes and exchange rate losses rose. The company, which is controlled by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim, said net profit in the July-September period fell to 10.12 billion pesos from 16.38 billion...

  • *Wall Street rally& higher U.S. yields lift dollar/yen. *Ebola scare in New York watched. SYDNEY, Oct 24- The yen languished at two-week lows against the dollar early on Friday, having come under renewed pressure overnight after an encouraging rally on Wall Street dampened demand for the safe haven currency.

  • COLUMN-Euro may see fading reserve demand: James Saft Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    If so, and all else being equal, downward pressure on the euro may mount at a time when the European Central Bank, struggling to avoid a third recession since 2008, will find this quite useful. One of the big stories of the past 15 years has been the huge growth of global central bank forex reserves, particularly in China, which went from having very little at the end of...

  • FOREX-Dollar rises on return to riskier assets Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    *Dollar's gains cut on reports of Ebola-like symptoms in New York doctor. NEW YORK, Oct 23- The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, underpinned by promising U.S. data and stronger-than-expected manufacturing reports in Europe and China. However, the dollar trimmed gains in late trading as the U.S. stock rally...

  • Stocks snap back on good earnings, strong economy Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 23, 2014.

    Good earnings and improving economic data are causing money to pile into the U.S. stock market.

  • Risk-on trade pulls dollar higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, with an underpinning of promising data.

  • FOREX-Risk-on trade pulls dollar higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    *U.S. leading economic indicators better than expected. *German and eurozone flash PMIs beat expectations. NEW YORK, Oct 23- The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, with an underpinning of promising data from the United States and better-than-expected manufacturing data in Europe and China.

  • European markets close: Tesco's big error     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Tesco's $420 million mistake and the performance of some European blue chips.

  • Look what lower oil prices do to company profits Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    While lower oil prices contributed to a 21 percent slump in Occidental Petroleum's third-quarter profit, they have bolstered airline company earnings.

  • LONDON, Oct 23- The euro recovered from a two-week low against the dollar on Thursday after data showed euro zone business growth unexpectedly picked up in October, though gains could be fleeting amid continued expectations of more monetary easing. The euro rose to $1.2662, rebounding from a two-week low of $1.2614 hit after data showed France's preliminary...

  • RUSSIAN CENBANK CONDUCTS 0.54 BLN ROUBLES WORTH OF FOREX MARKET INTERVENTIONS ON OCT 21.

  • SEOUL, Oct 23- South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor posted a 29 percent fall in its third-quarter net profit, the steepest decline in at least six quarters, hit by slowing sales growth and a stronger local currency. The stock has lost 32 percent of its value so far this year, making it the worst performer among major global automakers, hit by last month's $10 billion...