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  • *U.S. consumer confidence falls in April. *Euro gains on hopes for Greek deal breakthrough. NEW YORK, April 28- The dollar dropped to an eight-week low on Tuesday after an unexpectedly weak U.S. consumer confidence report for April, with investors growing cautious about a Federal Reserve meeting starting later in the day.

  • FOREX-Dollar slumps to 3-week low as traders await Fed Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    LONDON, April 28- The dollar hit a three-week low on Tuesday as investors eyed a U.S. U.S. housing index data and consumer confidence numbers, due at 1300 GMT and 1400 GMT respectively, should provide the greenback with some near-term direction, analysts said, though the main focus will be on the Fed's statement at the end of its policy meeting on Wednesday.

  • Cost-cutting and sales of new drugs helped Pfizer overcome a strong dollar and patent expirations to beat Wall Street projections for the first quarter, though it cut its outlook for the year, citing the unfavorable currency exchange rates. Most major drugmakers have overcome multibillion-dollar revenue hits from the unprecedented wave of patent...

  • European bourses and the euro also dipped in early trading after both had been boosted on Monday by a revamp of Greece's negotiating team, while the pound tumbled on weak UK growth figures just ahead of next week's tightly contested national election. The figures were seen as loaded with significance coming just nine days before an election and its aftermath,...

  • LONDON, April 28- The euro hovered near a three-week peak on Tuesday, boosted by renewed hopes that cash-strapped Greece could secure extra funding and as the dollar remained weak ahead of a U.S. The euro rose late on Monday on news that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, April 28- The euro hovered near a three-week peak on Tuesday, having pushed higher overnight as the dollar came under broad pressure and on renewed hopes that cash-strapped Greece was a step closer to securing fresh funding. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move...

  • FOREX-Euro perks up on Greek hopes, dollar dips Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:35 PM ET

    SYDNEY, April 28- The euro hovered just under a three-week peak early on Tuesday, having pushed higher overnight as the dollar came under broad pressure and on renewed hopes that cash-strapped Greece was a step closer to securing fresh funding. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move...

  • *Euro gains on Greece optimism. *Gold jumps more than 2 percent. NEW YORK, April 27- Wall Street shares fell on Monday, dragged lower by biotech and healthcare stocks, while European shares and the euro advanced on optimism over talks between Greece and its lenders after Greece reshuffled its negotiating team.

  • What's wrong with healthcare and biotech? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Biotech, which has been a market leader all year, is weak, with both the market-cap weighted IBB and equal weighted XBI down roughly 4 percent each.

  • Euro rises as Greece revamps debt negotiating team Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    The euro scaled a three-weak peak against the dollar on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout team.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- The euro scaled a three-weak peak against the dollar on Monday, on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout negotiating team as the cash-strapped country seeks to avoid a default. Greece looks set to run out of funds in the coming weeks. "There was probably a view that Varoufakis was an obstacle to...

  • *Greece reshuffles bailout negotiating team. NEW YORK, April 27- The euro climbed to three-weak peaks against the dollar on Monday, on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout negotiating team to forge a deal with lenders about more aid for the cash-strapped country and avoid a default. Greece looks set to run out of funds in...

  • Dollar faces a 'nervous few days': Pro   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Dollar faces a 'nervous few days': Pro

    David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse said the dollar basket faces a "nervous few days" ahead of the Fed meeting this week.

  • We expect to see a December rate hike: FX strategist

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, said the strong dollar has weighed on U.S. earnings and predicts the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising rates until December.

  • European markets close: Greek exit near?   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    European markets close: Greek exit near?

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the exit of Greece from the eurozone and European banks.

  • Will the Fed push stocks into breakout territory? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:02 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The big question ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting this week is how the central bank will characterize the economy.

  • *Fed, other central bank meetings key to week ahead. NEW YORK, April 27- The dollar firmed on Monday, recovering from recent losses in the wake of some weak U.S. economic data, but gains are expected to be contained ahead of the Federal Reserve's key monetary policy meeting this week. "Any sense from the Fed that a rate hike appears on a further horizon could mean a weaker...

  • FOREX-All eyes on Fed as dollar halt reaches 7 weeks Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:57 AM ET

    *Dollar steadies after weak investment numbers on Friday. LONDON, April 27- The dollar steadied in the lower half of an increasingly intransigent range on Monday, after sliding late last week following another round of disappointing U.S. economic data. "The real problem last week was the lack of anything new to go on, which probably left us more exposed to the...

  • MOSCOW, April 27- The Russian rouble weakened on Monday after opening stronger against the dollar and the euro, and analysts said there was little to drive it higher amid broad expectations of a key rate cut later in the week. "Most likely... the national currency will move towards weakening at the start of the week," Pavel Shchipanov, head analyst at Romanov Capital...

  • The rupee's real effective exchange rate- calculated on a trade-weighted basis against a basket of 36 currencies and adjusted for inflation- rose to 113.2 in March, according to the Reserve Bank of India. Ministry of Commerce and Industry data shows India's exports fell 21.1 percent year-on-year in March, the biggest drop in more than five years.