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  • MOSCOW, Dec 22- The Russian rouble firmed to a 10- day high against the dollar on Monday as exporters sold foreign currency revenues, partly to meet tax obligations and partly in response to a call from President Vladimir Putin. However, by 1615 GMT it had slipped back to 55.99 to the dollar and 68.50 to the euro as oil, Russia's chief export, fell 1.8 percent to $60.27.

  • Oil pressured next 6 months: Pro  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Michael Cohen, Barclays, sees headwinds for emerging markets, and shares his 2015 oil forecast.

  • US dollar roars higher  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Discussing king dollar's continued move higher, with Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management.

  • *Gold ticks up after last week's 2 pct loss. LONDON, Dec 22- Gold edged up on Monday as the dollar retreated against the euro, though stronger equities and appetite for risk continued to dull the metal's appeal as an alternative investment. "I don't think investors will enter the market at this time of the year, but liquidity is so thin that if there are orders to be...

  • The euro is nearing a bottom  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    "There's nobody left to buy the dollar, there's nobody left to short the euro" says Steve Sjuggerud, chief strategist at Stansberry Research, when discussing financial trends and 2015 trade predictions.

  • FOREX-Euro edges up, still shaky on ECB and Greece Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 22- The euro bounced back from two-year lows against a slightly weaker dollar on Monday, with Greece's presidential election and a batch of U.S. data on Tuesday the chief risks to a calmer holiday mood. The outlook into 2015 for the euro looks weak, with Luc Coene the latest European Central Bank policymaker to point the way towards outright buying of...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 22- The Russian rouble opened broadly firmer on Monday, supported by higher oil prices and a pause in the panic-selling on the domestic currency market after officials rushed to issue strong verbal support and announce measures to ease the situation. Oil, Russia's chief export, was up, with Brent futures trading above $62 per barrel.

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended gains and was up 1.1 percent. "We're seeing a positive...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Dec 22- The euro probed fresh two-year lows early on Monday in a subdued start to a holiday-shortened week, extending a multi-month trend of weakness against the dollar that many traders say will remain intact in the new year. Speculation is high that the European Central Bank will be forced to expand its asset-buying program to include sovereign...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 22- The euro probed fresh two-year lows early on Monday in a subdued start to a holiday-shortened week, extending a multi-month trend of weakness against the dollar that many traders say will remain intact in the new year. Speculation is high that the European Central Bank will be forced to expand its asset-buying program to include sovereign debt in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against major currencies in over 8-1/ 2 years on Friday on diverging monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other major central banks, and bullish dollar positions heading into the end of the year. The euro hit a 28- month low against the greenback, while the dollar hovered near a 28- month high against...

  • Dollar index highest since 2009 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies for a third session on diverging monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other central banks.

  • The euro hovered near a 28- month low against the greenback, while the dollar touched a more than one-week high against the yen in a continuation of dollar strength on the back of the Fed's hints at tighter monetary policy on Wednesday and looser policies in Europe, Japan and Switzerland. "Looking into 2015, the prospect of European Central Bank quantitative...

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Traders who bought emerging market currencies at the start of 2014 could still be in profit, as long as they didn't fund their investment with U.S. dollars. A basket of emerging currencies excluding the Russian rouble, tracked by UBS, had fallen 8.6 percent against the dollar year-to-date by Dec. 16. "A lot of the headlines about EM currency weakness...

  • LONDON, Dec 19- The euro fell towards recent 28- month lows against the dollar on Friday, as the European Central Bank moved towards a fully-fledged government buying programme to kickstart the economy. The euro fell to $1.2253, close to 28- month lows of $1.2247 struck on Dec. 8. "The current measures from the ECB, like the targeted long term refinance operations, are...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 19- Russia's rouble strengthened on Friday after Finance Minister Anton Siluanov confirmed his ministry had sold foreign currency, and on expectations that exporters will increase dollar sales. At 1110 GMT, the rouble was around 2.2 percent stronger at 60.13 to the dollar, and had gained 2.6 percent to trade at 73.77 to the euro.

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- The safe-haven yen was on the back foot on Friday, as risk assets staged a broad recovery and investors awaited a press conference by the head of the Bank of Japan after the central bank held policy steady. "The focus still remains on broader risk appetite, the continued fall in commodity prices, in particular oil, and the divergent monetary policies of...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- The safe-haven yen was on the back foot on Friday, as risk assets staged a broad recovery and investors awaited the outcome of a Bank of Japan meeting. The dollar added 0.2 percent against the yen to buy 119.06 yen, while the euro tacked on 0.2 percent to 146.21 yen. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will likely repeat calls for firms to increase wages at his...

  • Dollar edges higher in wake of Fed statement Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies for a second session on Thursday after the Federal Reserve's signals that it could hike rates soon.

  • The greenback hit a 28- month high against the Swiss franc at 0.9847 franc after the Swiss National Bank said it would impose an interest rate of -0.25 percent on some large deposits held by investors in francs, as it seeks to discourage buying of the currency as a safe haven. The euro hit its lowest level against the dollar since Dec. 8, at $1.2266, while the dollar...