Foreign Exchange


  • Dollar edges up from early losses in thin trading Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    A robust U.S. 30-year bond auction supported Treasuries prices in general and weighed on yields, which has underpinned the greenback, analysts said.

  • *U.S. jobless claims up, data initially weighs on dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 14- The U.S. dollar recovered from early losses on Thursday in generally thin trading, boosted by gains on Wall Street as tensions eased in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Inflation bites into food retailers' results Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    More than a dozen food retailers have cited higher costs hurting results last quarter as prices for some staples, like cheese, soar.

  • European markets close: German contraction     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the decline in German GDP and a Russian aid convoy appears to be headed to the Ukraine border.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin of Russian sounded a conciliatory note over the crisis in Ukraine, while bond yields in Europe fell to record lows as the euro zone's recovery stalled in the second quarter.

  • FOREX-Dollar falls on U.S. jobless claims Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 14- The dollar weakened broadly on Thursday, falling after three straight days of gains, on yet another piece of data suggesting a bumpy recovery for the U.S. economy.

  • Shopping gag: Wal-Mart's messy earnings results Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart reported earnings in line, but it wasn't a great report. Traffic was down and full year guidance got cut by about 5 percent.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- The euro recovered from near nine-month lows against the dollar on Thursday on relief that the euro zone as a whole did not shrink in the second quarter, despite a contraction in its biggest economy, Germany.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Russian stocks rose on Thursday as investors hoped for an improvement in relations between Russia and Ukraine, while central European currencies were steady after mixed growth data.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- The euro hovered near nine-month lows against the dollar on Thursday, hurt by dismal data from Germany and France that cast further doubt over the euro zone's recovery and adds to expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank.

  • Market 'overexcited' about BoE rate hike: Pro     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says the market was "overexcited" about the prospects of a U.K. rate hike and discusses the price movement of sterling.

  • By Ian Chua and Masayuki Kitano. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 14- Sterling set a fresh four-month low on Thursday, staying on the defensive after the Bank of England surprised investors the previous day by signalling it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 14- Sterling languished at four-month lows early on Thursday, having taken the honors of the worst-performing major currency after the Bank of England signaled it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • *Yen subdued after Japan Q2 GDP contraction. NEW YORK, Aug 13- The dollar rose to one-week highs against the yen and inched higher versus the euro on Wednesday, getting support from gains on Wall Street after a relatively quiet day on the geopolitical front. But the dollar soon recovered after that in generally thin trading as Wall Street shares closed higher.

  • Macy's: Harbinger of (still) grim retail sector Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, New York City.

    There's decent economic data, but a number of companies are still not getting much traction. Macy's is a good example of this.

  • European markets close: Equities rise     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rebound for the Greek economy and a wage growth problem in the U.K.

  • FOREX -Dollar trips as U.S. retail sales disappoint Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    *Yen subdued after Japan Q2 GDP contraction. NEW YORK, Aug 13- The dollar slid against most currencies on Wednesday after data showed U.S. retail sales were flat in July after gains the previous month, reflecting an uneven recovery for the world's largest economy.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- The world's top banks have backed the bulk of recommendations from regulators to reform the setting of the leading global currency benchmark following allegations of market rigging, making changes inevitable.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Sterling fell on Wednesday after a Bank of England report forecast subdued growth in wages in coming months, leading markets to push back until early next year expectations of when monetary policy will tighten.

  • Signs of China slowdown     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a look at the latest economic data coming out of China as credit growth sees a sharp decline in July.