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  • LONDON, Jan 23- Foreign exchange volumes on currency platforms run by Thomson Reuters rose by 9 percent year-on-year in December to $350 billion, as a drop in oil prices and expectations of further easing by the European Central Bank underpinned activity. Data from Thomson Reuters showed that average spot daily volumes in December slipped to $106 billion, from...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- The euro hit an 11- year low below $1.13 on Friday, a day after the European Central Bank announced a plan to pump more than a trillion euros into the faltering euro zone economy, and two days before a snap election in Greece. The euro fell to $1.1258 in early European trading on Friday, its lowest since September 2003 and down 0.7 percent on the day.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Jan 23- The euro set a fresh 11- year low versus the dollar on Friday, staying under pressure after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying programme to support the sagging euro zone economy. The euro touched a low of around $1.1315 on trading platform EBS, its lowest level since September 2003. Even though it's intended to last...

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian stocks extended a global rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying stimulus programme that buoyed investors' risk appetite, drove bonds higher and kept the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Spreadbetters expect Europe to retain the previous session's sunny mood, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up by...

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Jan 23- The euro wallowed near an 11- year low on Friday after suffering a massive decline as the European Central Bank launched a stimulus program that would pump hundreds of billions in new money into a sagging euro zone economy. Even though it's intended to last until September 2016, it's not an actual line in the sand, "said Jesper Bargmann, head...

  • *Euro struggles against peers after ECB, Greece next in focus. TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian equities extended a global equities rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a bond-buying stimulus drive in a landmark move that buoyed investor risk appetite, drove bonds higher and left the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Crude oil prices jumped after Saudi...

  • *China manufacturing PMI next in focus. SYDNEY, Jan 23- The euro wallowed at 11- year lows early on Friday after suffering a massive decline as the European Central Bank launched a stimulus program that would pump hundreds of billions in new money into a sagging euro zone economy. The common currency tumbled to $1.1316 as the market took in news that the ECB would...

  • *ECB's QE plan worth more than 1 trillion euros. NEW YORK, Jan 22- Wall Street jumped 1.5 percent and European shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets cheered the European Central Bank's new stimulus program, worth more than 1 trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11- year low. "It's likely to impact yields everywhere," said Aaron Kohli, an...

  • *European shares hit seven-year high, Wall Street up over 1 percent. *Gold rises nearly 1 percent. NEW YORK, Jan 22- Wall Street jumped and European shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets cheered a European Central Bank stimulus program worth more than one trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11- year low.

  • Euro plunges, but European brands are not on sale in US Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. Still, German sports cars, Belgian beers and the latest fashions out of Italy aren't going on sale anytime soon. "The U.S. economy is the one that's doing well in the world right now," notes IHS senior principal economist George...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, whose portfolio is stocked with oil companies, said on Thursday that he expects the price of oil to fall further before it recovers on increased demand. Icahn said he placed the currency bet about 2-1/ 2 to three years ago, when one euro bought about $1.28 U.S. dollars. While one euro bought as many as $1.3992 U.S. dollars...

  • What markets do when ECB talks about buying assets Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    What happens when the ECB gets aggressive?

  • Euro falls to fresh 11-year low on ECB decision Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    The euro hit a fresh 11-year low after Draghi announced the launch of an open-ended expanded monthly 60 billion euro bond-buying program.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- The euro sank to a more than 11- year low against the dollar and a three-month low against the yen on Thursday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying program that will pump hundreds of billions into a sagging euro zone economy. The ECB said it would buy government bonds from this March until the end of September 2016...

  • *European shares hit seven-year high, Wall Street rises. NEW YORK, Jan 22- Wall Street jumped and European shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets cheered a European Central Bank stimulus program worth more than one trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11- year low. "It's likely to impact yields everywhere," said Aaron Kohli, an...

  • This currency war cannot go well: Art Cashin Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    The currency war is being played like a chess match, but that will eventually change, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC.

  • Cloud-based storage firm Box set to price Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Cloud-based storage company Box (BOX) set to price tonight.

  • The ECB's new chapter  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the formal announcement of European quantitative easing.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Brent crude oil fell towards $48 a barrel on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would start buying government bonds, a move which could push the dollar to new highs against the euro and put downward pressure on commodities. Exceeding market expectations, ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank would buy 60 billion euros of...

  • *ECB takes QE plunge with plan worth more than 1 trillion euros. *European shares hit seven-year high, Wall Street seen higher. LONDON, Jan 22- European shares climbed to a seven-year high and the euro fell to an 11- year low on Thursday, as world markets cheered the European Central Bank's plans for a stimulus programme worth more than 1 trillion euros.