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  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, April 16- China rejected on Wednesday a warning from the Obama administration that its currency was too weak, urging the United States to recognise that China aims to "perfect and regulate" the exchange rate system.

  • FOREX-Yen down on pension fund comments, UK wages eyed Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    LONDON, April 16- The yen fell against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday, hit by comments by Japan's finance minister that traders took as a sign of future buying by its giant state pension fund of Tokyo stocks.

  • BEIJING, April 16- China said on Wednesday that it will push forward with reform of its renminbi exchange rate mechanism after the United States criticised Beijing for keeping its currency weak.

  • ZURICH, April 16- Syngenta AG, the world's largest maker of crop chemicals, expects weak emerging markets currencies to have a bigger hit on full-year earnings than previously assumed, it said on Wednesday, as it posted higher first-quarter sales.

  • Here's why to short the Aussie dollar     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses why shorting the Aussie dollar is an attractive trade.

  • FOREX-Aussie off lows after China GDP; yen edges down Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    *Tokyo shares extend gains on Japan finmin comments on GPIF. SINGAPORE, April 16- The Australian dollar pared losses on Wednesday after China's first-quarter economic growth slightly exceeded expectations and helped underpin risk sentiment.

  • SYDNEY, April 16- Commodity currencies nursed heavy losses early on Wednesday, while the other major currencies struggled for clear direction as investors kept a nervous eye on developments in Ukraine and ahead of a slew of Chinese economic data.

  • US declines to name China a currency manipulator Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it. The Treasury Department said China's currency, the renminbi, has appreciated but not as fast or as much as needed.

  • Treasury stopped short of declaring China a currency manipulator, but singled it out among large U.S. trading partners for its currency practices.

  • *Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war. Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro- Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armored personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town.

  • Behind the stock market's whippy behavior Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, April 11, 2014.

    Stocks jump, fall, then rise. The whipsaw action has recently become commonplace among major indices.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pressure on Italian stocks, and a rise for London home prices.

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The dollar erased gains against the euro on Tuesday as traders discounted recent comments from European Central Bank policymakers and an uptick in U.S. inflation wasn't enough to suggest a potential change in the Federal Reserve's dovish stance.

  • IPOs get stepchild treatment as letdowns mount Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Traders wait for the Initial Public Offering for Castlight Health on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the opening bell on March 14, 2014 in New York City.

    The formerly hot IPO market is repricing, in what's becoming a regular occurrence: delayed offerings and flotations below the price talk.

  • UPDATE 1-Lloyds' FX chief leaves bank - market sources Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    LONDON, April 15- Lloyds Bank's global head of foreign exchange spot trading has left the bank, citing personal reasons unrelated to the global investigation into currency market manipulation, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

  • Lloyds FX chief leaves bank -market sources Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    LONDON, April 15- Lloyds Bank's head of foreign exchange spot trading has left the bank, citing personal reasons unrelated to the investigation into manipulation of the global currency market, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

  • *Some wariness about tension in Ukraine. LONDON, April 15- The dollar climbed against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, helped by firmer U.S. The common currency was weighed down by a mixed German ZEW survey for April and growing rhetoric from European Central Bank officials warning against a firmer currency.

  • Global markets: European shares lower     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the annual rate of inflation in the United Kingdom drops to 1.6 %.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds firm, German ZEW could hurt euro Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    *Some wariness about tensions in Ukraine. LONDON, April 15- The dollar climbed against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, staying on firm footing after U.S. retail sales data the previous day signalled a brighter outlook for the U.S. economy.

  • *Q1 sales 11.496 bln Swiss francs vs 11.887 bln forecast. ZURICH, April 15- Adverse currency moves weighed on first-quarter sales at Roche Holding AG, which fell 1 percent, despite a healthy uptake of its new cancer medicines.

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