The U.S. dollar turned flat against the euro, giving up earlier gains which drove the European currency to an eight-month low.» Read More
*Euro falls after Italy cuts 2014 growth outlook. NEW YORK, July 18- The euro on Friday traded under the psychologically significant $1.35 level for the first time since February as the dollar gained broadly amid geopolitical tensions aggravated by the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.
LONDON, July 18- Oil producer Norway's crown jumped on Friday, boosted by concerns about Europe's energy supply as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine rose. Other major currency markets calmed after an initial surge for the traditionally safe-haven yen and Swiss franc following the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.
The yen hit a five-month high versus the euro - and held some of its gains against the dollar - as investors saw the currency as a safe haven.
LONDON, July 18- The euro and the dollar gained ground against the yen on Friday, recovering from a surge of money into the traditional security of the Japanese currency a day earlier due to worries over Ukraine.
TOKYO, July 18- The yen hit a five-month high versus the euro on Friday and held some of its overnight gains against the dollar as investors saw the currency as a safe haven after the downing of an airliner over Ukraine and the Gaza conflict stoked geopolitical tension. The Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was brought down over eastern Ukraine.
TOKYO, July 18- The yen marched to a five-month high versus the euro and rallied against the dollar on Friday, as news of a Malaysian airliner being downed over Ukraine and escalating conflict in Gaza boosted the safe-haven currency.
NEW YORK, July 17- Russia's rouble tumbled against the dollar on Thursday, but the greenback eased amid a global scramble to defensive assets by investors spooked by news a Malaysian passenger jet had been brought own in Ukrainian airspace.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concern over the effect of Russian sanctions and Volkswagen denies it's making a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
*Risk-off flows spurred by Russia sanctions. NEW YORK, July 17- The dollar was mixed on Thursday, hurt by falling Treasuries yields, while the yen was lifted to a five-month high against the euro by anxious investors repositioning after the West imposed more sanctions on Russia.
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LONDON, July 17- Britain's financial watchdog said on Thursday it hoped to complete an investigation into allegations of manipulation in currency markets next year, while warning that the complexity of the inquiry made timings unpredictable.
The yen hit a five-month high against the euro on renewed safe-haven inflows as the West imposed further sanctions against Russia.
LONDON, July 17- The yen hit a five-month high against the euro on Thursday on renewed safe-haven inflows as the West imposed further sanctions against Russia, which weighed on global risk sentiment.
*Spreadbetters expect lower opening for Europe. Spreadbetters expected European stock markets to follow suit, forecasting Britain's FTSE 100 would open as much as 0.25 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.15 percent and France's CAC 40 off 0.3 percent.
SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 17- The euro wallowed at five-month lows against the yen on Thursday and held near a two-year trough on sterling, having weakened broadly overnight in a move that should provide some comfort to the European Central Bank. Traders said recent upbeat UK data had prompted investors to switch into sterling from the euro.
*Record closing high on Wall Street lifts Asia. TOKYO, July 17- Asian equities gained on Thursday, lifted by another record-high close on Wall Street, while the euro probed recent lows against the dollar amid speculation the U.S.
TOKYO, July 17- Asian equities gained early on Thursday, lifted by another record-high close on Wall Street, while the euro probed recent lows against the dollar amid market speculation the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.15 percent.
SYDNEY, July 17- The euro wallowed at five-month lows against the yen on Thursday and held near a two-year trough on sterling, having weakened broadly overnight in a move that should provide some comfort to the European Central Bank. Traders said recent upbeat UK data had prompted investors to switch into sterling from the euro.
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Treasury yields and market speculation Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is leaning toward tightening monetary policy that has kept interest rates at record lows. "We have had some subtly hawkish messages from Janet Yellen," said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst at Western Union Business Solutions in Washington.