The dollar rose against a swath of currencies on Friday, rocketing to 4 1/2-year high against Japan's yen.» Read More
*Dollar curbs gains vs euro, yen after U.S. data. NEW YORK, May 16- The dollar edged lower against the euro and pared gains versus the Japanese yen on Thursday as U.S. data releases highlighted vulnerabilities in the U.S. economy, curbing expectations that the Federal Reserve will scale back its asset-buying program.
JOHANNESBURG, May 16- Miners at South Africa's Anglo American Platinum will strike from Thursday evening over proposed job cuts, a union official said, driving its shares lower and sending the rand to a four-year low.
LONDON, May 16- Weak data fanned expectations on Thursday of more central bank action in Europe, keeping yield-hungry investors focused on the region's stock markets and the dollar near a six-week high against the euro.
LONDON, May 16- The dollar was near a six-week high against the euro and a 4-1/ 2 year peak against the yen on Thursday on prospects for more monetary easing in the euro zone and scaled back asset buying in the United States.
*Dollar recovers after soft U.S. manufacturing-driven fall. TOKYO, May 16- The dollar held close to a 4-1/ 2 year high against the yen on Thursday, with buying from Japanese importers helping it to recoup some of the losses suffered after disappointing U.S. industrial data, while the euro wobbled near a six-week low.
TOKYO, May 16- The dollar pulled away from a 4-1/ 2 year high against the yen on Thursday after disappointing U.S. industrial data caused Treasury prices to rise for the first time in a week, while the euro wobbled near a six-week low.
Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist at Coutts says there more upside for the currency pair and explains why it will climb to 106.
TOKYO, May 16- The dollar moved away from a fresh 4-1/ 2 year high against the yen hit in the previous session after disappointing U.S. industrial data caused U.S.
NEW YORK, May 15- U.S. stocks scaled record highs on Wednesday as weak data reinforced expectations that stimulative central bank policies would continue, while evidence that Europe was stuck in recession pushed the euro to a six-week low against the dollar.
The euro fell to a six-week low against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday, hurt by an unexpectedly large contraction of the euro zone economy.
NEW YORK, May 15- The euro slipped to its lowest level against the dollar in six weeks on Wednesday as data showing an unexpectedly large contraction of the euro zone economy raised expectations for more monetary easing by the European Central Bank.
*FTSEurofirst 300 closes up 0.7 pct at 1,245.66 points. LONDON, May 15- European shares scaled new five-year highs on Wednesday, led by gains for several major Swiss stocks after a fresh fall on the Swiss franc that should continue to buoy the country's exporters.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as GDP data for the entire euro zone showed contraction for the sixth straight quarter.
*Dollar/yen option barriers at 103 yen. NEW YORK, May 15- The euro skidded to a six-week low versus the dollar on Wednesday as data showing an unexpectedly large contraction of the euro zone economy bolstered the case for more monetary easing by the European Central Bank.
LONDON, May 15- The euro hit a six-week low against the dollar and European shares rose on Wednesday after euro zone economic data undershot already weak expectations, strengthening the case for another interest rate cut.
LONDON, May 15- Oil slipped towards $102 a barrel on Wednesday after data showed the euro zone's recession extended to the longest on record, while a stronger U.S. dollar and ample supplies put additional pressure on on the price. Brent crude slipped 42 cents to $102.18 a barrel by 1200 GMT.
LONDON, May 15- Oil slipped towards $102 a barrel on Wednesday after data showed the euro zone's recession extended to the longest on record, with a rising supply outlook also weighing on prices. Brent crude slipped 16 cents to $102.44 a barrel by 1005 GMT. Germany, the region's largest economy, narrowly dodged falling into recession thanks to a rise in consumption.
LONDON, May 15- The euro fell to a six-week low against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday, hurt by worse-than-expected German and French gross domestic product data that strengthened the case for more monetary easing in the euro zone. The euro fell 0.2 percent against the dollar to $1.2888, with exporter bids cited at $1.2880.
SINGAPORE, May 15- London copper fell to its lowest in more than a week on Wednesday, as weak European growth data hurt the euro, while dimming prospects for demand growth in top metals consumer China hurt the outlook for metals.
LONDON, May 15- Surprisingly weak first quarter economic growth numbers from Germany and France sent the euro to a six-week low against the dollar on Wednesday, boosting the chance of another interest rate cut. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said earlier this month he would cut rates further if the growth outlook worsened. "