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  • *Aussie rises after China cuts rates. LONDON, Nov 21- The euro fell sharply on Friday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said inflation expectations were declining to levels that were very low, keeping the door open for further monetary easing soon. The Australian dollar jumped after China cut benchmark interest rates to bolster a sagging economy.

  • RUESCHLIKON, Switzerland, Nov 21- The Swiss National Bank is prepared to buy euros for francs when the exchange rate hits 1.20, a board member said on Friday, but the bank was silent about whether it has already been forced to do so to protect its cap on the safe-haven currency. "What we have to ensure is that in all foreign exchange markets- from Sunday night in Sydney to...

  • Dollar off session lows against yen, euro falls Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    The US dollar has recovered from session lows of 117.75 yen, while the euro fell slightly from around $1.255 to $1.245.

  • *PM says Serbia to provide "normal life" to its citizens. BELGRADE, Nov 20- Serbia agreed a three-year precautionary loan deal with the International Monetary Fund on Thursday worth around 1 billion euros, ending months of uncertainty that had weighed on the dinar currency. Serbian Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic said he expected it to enter into force from Jan. 1.

  • Only Lew can stop dollar's bull run: HSBC's Bloom Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The greenback will rise steadily against each of its major counterparts in the next year as the Fed looks to raise rates, according to HSBC's David Bloom.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 20- The rouble opened stronger against both the dollar and the euro on Thursday, supported by end-of-month taxes that raise demand for the Russian currency, as volatility eased. "Persistent excessive volatility was likely one of the main factors behind the deterioration of forex spot liquidity," VTB Capital analysts said in a note.

  • Rouble opens stronger vs dollar, euro Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 20- The rouble opened stronger against both the dollar and the euro on Thursday, with the end-of-month tax period when companies sell foreign currency to meet payments providing support to the Russian currency. At 0706 GMT, the rouble was around 0.3 percent stronger against the dollar at 46.73 and gained 0.3 percent to trade at 58.56 versus the euro.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Nov 20- The yen slid on Thursday, striking seven-year lows against the dollar and a six-year trough versus the euro as speculators poured into carry trades funded by a tide of super-cheap liquidity from the Bank of Japan. The dollar romped as far as 118.64 yen, its highest level since August 2007. The greenback last traded at 118.62 yen, up 0.6...

  • What matters for markets next year: Goldman Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Statues of a bull and a bear outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

    It's crystal-ball time for markets and Goldman Sachs is no different, outlining top-10 themes for 2015, eyeing the economic recovery, China and oil.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 20- The yen slid on Thursday, striking seven-year lows against the dollar and a six-year trough versus the euro as speculators poured into carry trades funded by a tide of super-cheap liquidity from the Bank of Japan. The dollar romped as far as 118.09 yen, up over a full yen in 24 hours and almost 10 yen since the BOJ sprang its surprise stimulus steps on...

  • Dollar weaker vs euro after Fed minutes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    The US dollar was slightly weaker against the euro and the yen after the Federal Reserve released the minutes of last month's meeting.

  • LONDON, Nov 19- The dollar hit a fresh seven-year high against the yen on Wednesday, and held near a 14- month peak versus sterling, as investors added favourable bets ahead of Federal Reserve minutes that could highlight policy divergence with its peers. The yen was on the defensive, falling to a six-year trough against the euro, after Japanese Prime Minister...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 19- Gold eased early on Wednesday but managed to retain most of its overnight gains to trade close to the key $1,200- an-ounce level on a weaker dollar. *Spot gold had slipped 0.3 percent to $1,194.20 an ounce by 0027 GMT. *Gold got a boost from a softer dollar, which fell against the euro on a better than expected survey of German sentiment.

  • FOREX-Yen on defensive ahead of BOJ, euro holds gains Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 19- The yen hovered at multiyear lows against the dollar and euro early on Wednesday as the market cautiously waited to see what the Bank of Japan would say about the country's slide into recession. The dollar fetched 116.84 yen, having climbed as far as 117.065 overnight, a high not seen since Oct. 2007. The Japanese currency has been on the backfoot after...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 18- Gold climbed nearly 1 percent on Tuesday, briefly breaking above $1,200 an ounce, as the dollar fell against the euro due partly to better-than-expected German investor sentiment data. "When we start to get closer to the end of the year, a lot of investors are starting to look for investments that are undervalued, and gold at below $1,200 looks...

  • Euro gains on sentiment data, yen steady Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Tuesday on a better than expected survey of German sentiment.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Gold steadied below a 2-1/ 2 week high hit earlier on Tuesday as the dollar softened against the euro due partly to better-than-expected German economic data. Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,193.60 an ounce by 1539 GMT after earlier reaching its highest since Oct. 30 at $1,204.70. "Gold is finding more strength after we broke the $1,180 resistance...

  • FOREX-Euro gains on sentiment data, yen steady Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Tuesday on a better than expected survey of German sentiment and was steady against the Japanese yen after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. "The German ZEW index came in much, much better than expected," said Sireen...

  • *More stimulus in Japan would hurt yen, but details scant. LONDON, Nov 18- The euro regained ground against the dollar on Tuesday after a better than expected survey of German economic sentiment while the yen touched a seven-year low after a snap election was called in Japan. "This had been so well advertised ahead of the fact so people are just taking some profit on...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Gold jumped 1.5 percent to a 2-1/ 2 week high above $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar softened against the euro, due partly to better-than-expected German economic data. "We are seeing a corrective bounce, but it looks like we have already done quite a lot from the $1,130 lows a couple of weeks ago," Societe Generale analyst Robin Bhar said.