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  • China's yuan rises to 1-week high, outlook cautious Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Nov 19- China's yuan held near a one-week high on Wednesday, though investors grew cautious about the outlook of the Chinese currency, noting its strength against the Japanese yen and other Asian counterparts. A link that lets Hong Kong and Shanghai investors buy and sell shares on each other's bourses debuted on Monday with a 13 billion yuan...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 19- The yen hit a fresh seven-year low versus the dollar on Wednesday, staying on the defensive after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decision to postpone a sales tax rise was read as supportive of risk sentiment. The safe haven yen slipped as investors held out hope for an economic recovery in Japan after Abe on Tuesday said he would postpone a...

  • CARACAS, Nov 18- Venezuela has used a $4 billion loan from China to bolster its flagging international reserves, President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, days after the OPEC nation's hard currency holdings hit an 11- year-low amid sliding oil prices. Francisco Rodriguez, senior Andean economist with Bank of America, said including the funds in the...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 19- Gold eased early on Wednesday but managed to retain most of its overnight gains to trade close to the key $1,200- an-ounce level on a weaker dollar. *Spot gold had slipped 0.3 percent to $1,194.20 an ounce by 0027 GMT. *Gold got a boost from a softer dollar, which fell against the euro on a better than expected survey of German sentiment.

  • FOREX-Yen on defensive ahead of BOJ, euro holds gains Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 19- The yen hovered at multiyear lows against the dollar and euro early on Wednesday as the market cautiously waited to see what the Bank of Japan would say about the country's slide into recession. The dollar fetched 116.84 yen, having climbed as far as 117.065 overnight, a high not seen since Oct. 2007. The Japanese currency has been on the backfoot after...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a snap election and a delayed tax increase in Japan bolstered hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data showed the country was back in recession. Wall Street got additional lift from merger deals, rises in healthcare issues and benign U.S. inflation data,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 18- Gold climbed nearly 1 percent on Tuesday, briefly breaking above $1,200 an ounce, as the dollar fell against the euro due partly to better-than-expected German investor sentiment data. "When we start to get closer to the end of the year, a lot of investors are starting to look for investments that are undervalued, and gold at below $1,200 looks...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Markets up on Japanese stimulus hopes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a surprise election and a delayed tax increase in Japan strengthened hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data showed the country was back in recession. Japan's currency fell through 117 yen to the dollar, a low last touched during October 2007, but...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- British lawmakers will quiz top bankers in the wake of last week's $4.3 billion deal with regulators to settle allegations of collusion and manipulation in the foreign exchange market, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The TSC, charged with overseeing finance, had been expected to publicly question bankers and regulators after...

  • European markets close: Draghi rally     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a big rally after ECB president Mario Draghi's dovish comments on quantitative easing.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a surprise election and a delayed tax increase in Japan strengthened hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data showed the country slid back into recession. Oil prices dropped again, with Brent under $79 a barrel. The MSCI index of world stocks rose 0.65...

  • Euro gains on sentiment data, yen steady Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Tuesday on a better than expected survey of German sentiment.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Gold steadied below a 2-1/ 2 week high hit earlier on Tuesday as the dollar softened against the euro due partly to better-than-expected German economic data. Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,193.60 an ounce by 1539 GMT after earlier reaching its highest since Oct. 30 at $1,204.70. "Gold is finding more strength after we broke the $1,180 resistance...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the central bank had made the right decision earlier this month to allow the rouble to float and that the rouble's slide had not changed the life of ordinary citizens. "The central bank made the right decision," Putin told a meeting with his core support group, the People's Front.

  • The IPO rush begins Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The IPO rush begins! There are 12 deals that are set to price this week. This is the rush to get deals done before Thanksgiving!

  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- Russians increased their foreign-currency bank deposits in October while the size of their rouble deposits fell, central bank data showed on Tuesday, pointing to rising concern over a steep slide in the rouble. Russians had 3.856 trillion roubles' worth of foreign-currency deposits as of Nov. 1, compared to 3.421 trillion roubles on Oct. 1, an...

  • FOREX-Euro gains on sentiment data, yen steady Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Tuesday on a better than expected survey of German sentiment and was steady against the Japanese yen after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. "The German ZEW index came in much, much better than expected," said Sireen...

  • US DOLLAR GAINS SLIGHTLY AGAINST YEN AND EURO AFTER PRODUCER PRICE INFLATION DATA.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- The head of Russia's central bank defended on Tuesday its decision to float the rouble, saying it had restricted speculative attacks on the currency and the country's financial markets were resilient to a slump in oil prices. The central bank has been under intense pressure to stem a slide in the rouble, which has fallen almost 30 percent against...

  • *More stimulus in Japan would hurt yen, but details scant. LONDON, Nov 18- The euro regained ground against the dollar on Tuesday after a better than expected survey of German economic sentiment while the yen touched a seven-year low after a snap election was called in Japan. "This had been so well advertised ahead of the fact so people are just taking some profit on...