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  • Dollar pares gains after Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The dollar pared gains against major currencies on Wednesday after the Fed said there remains "considerable time" before an interest rate hike.

  • Could Greece leave the euro?  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Ahead of Greece's MPs holding a presidential vote today, Miranda Xafa, president of EF Consulting & the former IMF deputy executive director comments on Greece's possibility of leaving the euro if its next government messes up negotiations with the Troika.

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    The U.S. dollar slipped against major currencies on Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would take a cautious tone.

  • Russian rate hike fails as ruble crumbles Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    A man walks past a money exchange office as it is reported that the Russian rouble has weakened, on October 22, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.

    Emergency measures by the Russian central bank Monday night looked to have fallen short within hours of their announcement.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 16- The rouble plunged more than 10 percent for the second day on Tuesday and recorded its worst fall since the Russian financial crisis in 1998 as confidence in the central bank evaporated after an ineffectual overnight rate hike. It was more than 15 percent weaker versus the euro at 92.99, dragged lower against both currencies by falling oil prices,...

  • *Crown falls to 4- yr low after Sweden holds rates. LONDON, Dec 16- The yen hit a one-month high against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday as investors bought safe-haven currencies amid a slide in oil prices that has triggered a bout of volatility across asset classes. Analysts say a deeper economic contraction in Russia will have a negative impact on global growth,...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 16- The rouble hit a new record low against the euro on Tuesday and trimmed gains against the dollar after an overnight rate hike by Russia's central bank failed to bolster the currency for long as oil prices dropped sharply. The rouble opened around 9 percent stronger against the dollar following the 650 basis point rate hike, but then fell back in...

  • The U.S. dollar rose against the euro on Monday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a less-dovish stance on monetary policy.

  • European shares closed sharply lower on Monday with earlier gains seen in the price of oil reversed after heavy gunfire was heard outside a Sydney cafe where hostages were being held.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- The U.S. dollar rose against the euro on Monday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a less-dovish stance on monetary policy at the end of a two-day meeting on Wednesday, while risk aversion on lower oil prices underpinned the yen. "The market is setting up for a less-dovish-sounding FOMC this week," said Martin Schwerdtfeger, a foreign...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 15- The rouble weakened on Monday, trading near the record lows against the dollar that it hit in the previous session, with investors concerned about possible new U.S. sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. At 0745 GMT, the rouble was 0.3 percent weaker at 58.33 against the dollar and 0.5 percent weaker at 72.66 versus the euro. After Russian markets...

  • *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The yen climbed against the dollar and euro in extremely choppy trading on Monday, as investors took their cues from slumping Japanese shares and rising risk aversion. Japan's Nikkei stock average was down 1.3 percent in afternoon trade.

  • *Oil price plunge knocks Norway, Canadian dollar lower. NEW YORK, Dec 12- The U.S. dollar cut its losses against the euro, extended gains against the yen and reached an 11- year high against the Norwegian crown on plunging oil prices and stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data on Friday. U.S. consumer sentiment rose to an eight-year high in December, above...

  • Oil slide knocks Norwegian crown Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    The Norwegian crown sank to its weakest in more than a decade against the U.S. dollar on Friday, a day after Norway's central bank cut rates.

  • *Oil price plunge knocks Norway, Canadian dollar lower. NEW YORK, Dec 12- The U.S. dollar cut its losses against the euro, extended gains against the yen and reached an 11- year high against the Norwegian crown on plunging oil prices and stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data on Friday. U.S. consumer sentiment rose to an eight-year high in December, above...

  • *U.S. crude continues to slip after drop under $60 a barrel. LONDON, Dec 12- A relentless slide in crude prices put energy stocks and currencies exposed to oil exports under pressure on Friday, dampening appetite for riskier assets and underpinning flows into the safety of core government bonds. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index declined by 0.8 percent...

  • Dollar rebounds after three-day losing streak Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The dollar was boosted by strong U.S. retail sales numbers and declining jobless claims, suggesting the US economy may get a rate hike next year.

  • How oil has hit Norway's economic growth  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    With Norway's central bank cutting its key policy rate by 25 basis points, Øystein Olsen, governor of the central bank of Norway discusses why now and how oil has impacted Norway's economy.

  • Banks borrowed 130 billion euro of four-year loans from the European Central Bank, taking barely more than half of the total money that had been offered this year as the euro zone's economy continues to struggle. Investors had seen it as a final throw of the dice before deciding, probably early next year, if it will put aside Germany's concerns and copy the...

  • ECB loan take-up meets expectations  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    The European Central Bank allotted 129.84 billion euros ($162 billion) in the second round of its targeted long-term refinancing operation (TLTRO). Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, discusses the results.