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  • 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.

  • FOREX-Euro inches higher, eyes on Japan PM, ZEW Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 18- The euro clawed back some ground against the dollar in a choppy start to trade in Europe on Tuesday, with investors looking to the ZEW survey of German investor sentiment and events in Japan and the United States later for new direction. "The yen is the only game in town really," said Graham Davidson, a spot currency trader with National Australia Bank in...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- The U.S. dollar gained against the euro and a basket of currencies on Monday after European Central Bank officials spoke of possible further actions to boost the region's struggling economy and Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession. "It tells you the intensity of the carry trade, central banks are trying to force people out of their currency,"...

  • Yen steadies against dollar after GDP shock Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    The yen recovered from seven-year lows against the dollar but remained under pressure after data showing Japan's economy slipping into recession.

  • Dollar-yen rally stalls: What next? Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister.

    The Japanese yen left many currency experts wrong-footed on Monday with a seemingly unstoppable depreciation coming to an abrupt halt.

  • FOREX-Yen holds ground after shock Japan GDP slide Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:04 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 17- The yen recovered from seven-year lows against the dollar on Monday but remained under pressure having sunk across the board after shock data showed Japan's economy slipping back into recession. London investors sold the yen for the dollar in the first hour of trading, but it was still up 0.1 percent on the day against both the dollar and the euro.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- The dollar gave up strong early gains and turned lower on Friday after the battered euro pivoted to price gains amid reports of short-covering in the common currency and a drop in U.S. bond yields. "We have a fairly well-developed upward trend in the U.S. dollar," said Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotiabank in Toronto.