• 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...

  • Euro's rebound will be short-lived: StanChart  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:46 PM ET

    Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says the euro is consolidating and adopting a "wait and see attitude" after last week's steep declines.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian shares moved higher on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European markets 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 caution as the...

  • Why the euro is seeing a temporary reprieve  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 7:33 PM ET

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says the euro recovered from Monday's session lows as markets expect constructive dialogue to take place between Greece and the euro zone.

  • The common currency last traded at $1.1245, off Monday's low of $1.1098- a level not seen since September 2003. However, buyers emerged in London and New York. "Perhaps the market rightly or wrongly is pinning some hopes on Mr Tsipras being more conciliatory," David de Garis, senior economist at National Australia Bank, wrote in a note to clients.

  • Why Denmark won’t ‘pull a Switzerland’ Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    A Danish two krone coin

    After Switzerland's surprise move to unpeg its franc, speculators are eyeing Denmark's currency peg, but the Danes likely won't follow suit, analysts say.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- The euro rebounded on Monday as investors took advantage of steep losses sustained during two days of dramatic selling, with the final push down to a fresh 11- year low coming after elections in Greece put an anti-austerity government in power. Greece elected, as expected, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras of the anti-bailout Syriza party.

  • *Nordea, Deutsche Bank lead with results this week. LONDON, Jan 26- The euro zone's attempt to kick-start its stagnant economy should provide a bright spot for European bank bosses in a results' season that will be grim for investment bank revenues, sluggish for returns and where cost-cutting is key. Deutsche Bank's co-CEO Anshu Jain said QE could cause "real...