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  • LONDON, March 2- Sterling fell on Monday, retreating from a seven-year high against the euro and an eight-week peak against the dollar as May's potentially unsettling general election clouded the outlook for the British currency. "The BoE has been reacting a little more hawkish to the recent better than expected UK economic data. This has lifted sterling back to...

  • Dealers and analysts in London, where 60 percent of the world's currency trade is done, said the main theme of the next week would be how markets will deal with the launch of outright money-printing by the European Central Bank. It was down just under 0.1 percent against the dollar in early European deals, having sunk to a 5- week low after the People's Bank of China...

  • SINGAPORE, March 2- Oil dropped more than 1 percent on Monday, with Brent slipping below $62 a barrel, depressed by a stronger dollar and a rise in Libya's crude output. "The U.S. dollar strength and euro weakness tend to offset any positive reaction that we're supposed to see in oil prices," said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. Brent crude hit a low of...

  • *Dollar hits 2- year high vs yuan after China rate cut. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 2- The dollar hit an 11- year high against a basket of major currencies on Monday, with the greenback gaining a broad lift after an interest rate cut in China dented the Chinese yuan and emerging Asian currencies. After rallying to $0.7850 earlier on Monday, the Aussie dollar reversed course...

  • *MSCI's Asia-Pacific stock index up 0.1 pct after China rate cut. *Australian shares hit 7- year high after China eases. *But overall impact from China cut limited, AUD hands back gains.

  • FOREX-Euro slips, Aussie shrugs off China rate cut Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    *Aussie reverses rally as China rate cut effect quickly fades. *HSBC final China PMI report due next. SYDNEY, March 2- The flagging euro probed fresh one-month lows early on Monday in a subdued start to the week, while an interest rate cut in China over the weekend gave commodity currencies only a fleeting boost.

  • A prime opportunity to turbo-charge our economy Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    Vern Buchanan Meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

    Here's a prime opportunity to turbo-charge our economy, says Rep. Vern Buchanan, a House Ways and Means member, who just returned from Asia.

  • Dollar flat, set to extend monthly winning streak Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    The dollar index ended stayed on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving data and comments from Fed officials.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The dollar index ended little changed on Friday as it stayed on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving U.S. data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a interest rate rise later this year. "The trend is still in place to support the dollar," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in...

  • Great month for stocks, what's next? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 20, 2015.

    Just about everything is up five percent this month

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The dollar index dipped on Friday on month-end selling but remained on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving U.S. data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a interest rate rise later this year. "The trend is still in place to support the dollar," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo...

  • Europe close: Bundestag backs Greek extension  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a vote in favor of the 4-month extension on the Greek debt by the German Bundestag.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 27- The rouble and Russian shares fell on Friday, ending the month on a cautious note after a rally the day before, as support from monthly taxes waned and oil prices remained volatile. At 1550 GMT the Russian currency was down 1 percent to 61.73 against the dollar and by a similar amount against the euro at 69.32. Although oil benchmark Brent was up around 2...

  • Careful: Earnings are turning negative Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors should be cautious as earnings for this year's first quarter are lower than last year's.

  • *Dollar index eases from previous day's 1- month high. Jan CPI, durables goods data raise rate-hike bets. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar index fell on Friday amid month-end selling but was still on track for a record eighth month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise later this year.

  • *Dollar index eases from previous day's 1- month high. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar index slipped on Friday, pegged back by month-end selling, but was still on track for its eighth straight month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise this year. The index had rallied 1.1 percent on Thursday, bringing it...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 27- The dollar took a breather after surging to a one-month high against a basket of currencies the previous day as U.S. economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials prompted investors to raise their bets on a rate increase. The euro edged up 0.1 percent to $1.1213, but remained not far from a one-month low of $1.1184 touched on...

  • Lower oil both blessing and curse for AirAsia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- China's yuan fell to its lowest level against the dollar in more than two years on Friday, raising questions about whether the world's second-largest economy will devalue its currency to avert a sharper economic slowdown. With fears of a global currency war rising, all eyes in Asia are focused on what China will do as it grapples with inflation...

  • TOKYO, Feb 27- The dollar took a breather in Tokyo on Friday after surging to a one-month high against a basket of currencies overnight as U.S. economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials prompted investors to raise their bets on a rate increase. The euro edged up about 0.1 percent in Asian trade to $1.1197, but remained not far from a one-month low of...