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  • Even mightier dollar? Have no fear, analyst says Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Alan Ruskin of Deutsche Bank told CNBC that a stronger greenback will no doubt have some negative impact on earnings but it's not all bad.

  • FOREX-Dollar firms in cautious trade before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar made a tepid advance against the euro and the Swiss franc on Wednesday but fell against the yen before a monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is expected to release a statement at 2 p.m. EST following a two-day meeting. "This is not so much about the Fed, but whether the U.S. economy can live with a stronger dollar,"...

  • Jan 28- Retail currency broker FXCM Inc said it would forgive about 90 percent of its clients for negative balances after the Swiss central bank removed a cap on the value of the Swiss franc against the euro. FXCM's shares rose 8.4 percent to $2.59 in early trading. FXCM customers lost more than $200 million from the surging Swiss franc and the company was rescued...

  • Dollar climbs, but caution reigns before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses.

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- The dollar stepped back from a 11- year peak against a basket of currencies after soft spending data and some disappointing earnings cast doubts about the underlying optimism on the U.S. economic outlook. The euro ticked up to $1.1362, extending its rebound from a 11- year low of $1.1098 hit on Monday. "I would say the dollar selling we've seen so far is...

  • *Apple bucks the trend by beating estimates, shares jump. SYDNEY, Jan 28- Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red early on Wednesday, while the euro managed a rare rally on speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session. Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as record sales of its...

  • Greek FM: Hope to find common ground  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Yanis Varoufakis, new Greek Finance Minister about his country's plan to find agreement with the ECB and its European partners to pay back its debt.

  • ZURICH, Jan 27- UBS said on Tuesday it had introduced a charge on deposits for certain large account balances in Switzerland, in a move which follows the surprise jump in the Swiss franc's exchange rate earlier this month. The Swiss National Bank shocked financial markets on Jan. 15 by removing a three-year-old cap on the franc's value against the euro and...

  • Shares of Microsoft and Caterpillar weighed on U.S. stocks. Microsoft's results showed the main engine of its historic earnings power, selling Windows and Office software to big businesses, is waning. Caterpillar's quarterly profit came in below analysts' expectations and it warned that lower oil prices will hurt 2015 results.

  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined 1.4 percent after a similar eight-day winning streak.

  • Swiss franc sees wild ride on central bank talk Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    A man holds a 100 Swiss franc bank note in front of an ATM in Bern.

    The Swiss franc continued to show volatility as the country's central bank signaled that it had not given up intervening in currency markets.

  • Euro rises against dollar; eyes on Fed Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Jan. 1, 2015.

    The euro rose against the dollar before a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve that may push back expectations for an interest rate rise.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Although core bond yields held near those lows, lower-rated yields edged higher after Europe signalled it would not yield to a new Greek...

  • *Markets giving Greece benefit of the doubt for now. The euro rose as much as 0.9 percent to trade at $1.13455, lifting it further from an 11- year trough of $1.1098 reached on Monday, when it became clear that Greece had voted in a new anti-bailout government. Investors are hopeful that the left-wing Syriza party leader, Alexis Tsipras, is willing to negotiate,...

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. The main European indices were expected to open higher, though foul weather in the United States will curb activity on Wall Street. Other moves were mostly modest and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat on the day.

  • Ahead of US FOMC meeting, what to expect  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Andrew Abrahamian, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets, says the Fed will likely strike a positive tone at this week's policy meeting amid a strong U.S. economy.

  • 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...

  • *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...