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  • *Gold dips as equities, dollar edge higher. *Russia, Netherlands increase gold reserves. SINGAPORE, Jan 27- Gold fell for a third straight session on Tuesday, with profit taking driving it further off five year highs as its safe haven appeal diminished with equity markets strengthening and the U.S. dollar at an 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies.

  • ZURICH, Jan 27- The Swiss National Bank is ready to intervene in the foreign currency market to ease monetary policy after ditching its cap on the Swiss franc earlier this month, its vice-chairman said in an interview on Tuesday. Switzerland's central bank shocked financial markets by abandoning its three-year-old cap on the franc against the euro on Jan. 15, a...

  • Euro holds steady after recent sell-off Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:22 PM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Jan. 1, 2015.

    The euro held onto modest gains, having bounced off an 11-year trough as investors decided to take profits on extremely bearish positions.

  • *Markets giving Greece benefit of the doubt for now. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Jan 27- The euro steadied versus the dollar on Tuesday, after having bounced off an 11- year trough the previous day as investors decided to take profits on extremely bearish positions. Given that the euro had slid by about five U.S. cents in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision last...

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian share markets were mostly firmer on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for...

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian shares moved higher on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European markets had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for caution as the...

  • The common currency last traded at $1.1245, off Monday's low of $1.1098- a level not seen since September 2003. However, buyers emerged in London and New York. "Perhaps the market rightly or wrongly is pinning some hopes on Mr Tsipras being more conciliatory," David de Garis, senior economist at National Australia Bank, wrote in a note to clients.

  • Why Denmark won’t ‘pull a Switzerland’ Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    A Danish two krone coin

    After Switzerland's surprise move to unpeg its franc, speculators are eyeing Denmark's currency peg, but the Danes likely won't follow suit, analysts say.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 26- Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar. "While currency is a headwind for Microsoft and other large international companies, we would...

  • Jan 26- United Technologies Corp on Monday cut its full-year outlook because of the negative impact of a stronger dollar even as the U.S. conglomerate reported higher quarterly earnings on a rise in profit at its aerospace businesses. United Technologies said fourth-quarter net income rose 0.7 percent to $1.47 billion from the same period a year ago.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- The euro rebounded on Monday as investors took advantage of steep losses sustained during two days of dramatic selling, with the final push down to a fresh 11- year low coming after elections in Greece put an anti-austerity government in power. Greece elected, as expected, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras of the anti-bailout Syriza party.

  • The most 'miserable' place on Earth is... Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    People line up to pay inside a Makro supermarket in Caracas, January 9, 2015.

    2014 ranked as a horrible year for many countries, according to an index, with Venezuela topping the list as the most miserable place on Earth.

  • FOREX-Euro ricochets off lows following Greek vote Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 26- The euro rebounded on Monday as investors took advantage of steep losses from two days of dramatic selling, with the final push down to a fresh 11- year low coming after the results of elections in Greece put an anti-austerity government in power. Greece elected, as expected, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras of the anti-bailout Syriza party.

  • Hot topics at the annual Inside ETFs conference Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:53 AM ET
    A man looks at a board showing currency exchange rates in Bern January 15, 2015.

    What are the hot exchange trade fund investments for 2015? Here's what's got investment advisers talking at the annual Inside ETFs conference in Florida.

  • RUSSIA'S ROSNEFT SAYS PLACES 400 BLN ROUBLE BONDS TO FINANCE ITS PRODUCTION PROGRAMME, WON'T BUY FOREX ON MARKET.

  • Euro steadies despite Greek worries Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:46 AM ET

    The euro regained a foothold in early deals in London, investors choosing to take some profit on two days of steep losses.

  • Ruble hit as Obama slams Russia 'bullying' Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on December 11, 2014 in Washington.

    The price of the Russian ruble fell sharply against the U.S. dollar Monday after fighting increased in the eastern part of Ukraine.

  • Will euro hit parity? Most likely!  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    With the Greece election results, Steven Englander, global head of G10 FX strategy at Citi discusses how easily the euro currency could fall to parity against the U.S. dollar.

  • FOREX-Euro steadies despite Greek worries Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 26- The euro regained a foothold in early deals in London on Monday, investors choosing to take some profit on two days of dramatic losses after the results of elections in Greece sent the single currency to an 11- year low. Dealers and analysts in London said the most likely next move was still down but that the European Central Bank's announcement of...

  • March Brent crude fell 71 cents to $48.08 a barrel by 0718 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of Saudi King Abdullah, but it was off an early low of $47.85. Front-month WTI earlier slid to an intraday low of $44.35, just above the $44.20 hit on Jan. 13, which was the lowest since April 2009. "We saw the dollar rally again on Friday and this was largely on...