• *Many markets around the region closed, as well as Europe, U.S. But many foreign investors were taking time off, and markets were closed in other key countries around the region, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. They will also be closed in Europe and North America.

  • Ruble stabilizes but experts expecting more pain Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 4:34 AM ET
    People gather near a currency exchange office in Moscow, December 17, 2014.

    Currency strategists are pondering whether there is more volatility in store for the ruble.

  • Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange Strategy at CIBC, says that continuing to sell euro below $1.20 against the dollar could surprise investors.

  • Early Xmas for dollar bulls after strong US GDP Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years after strong U.S. economic growth caused market speculation of earlier interest rate hike.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 23- The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stunningly strong U.S. economic growth spurred markets to bring forward the timing of a likely hike in interest rates. The dollar index reached highs not seen since April 2006 as the greenback popped up to 120.82 yen and the euro sank to a...

  • Asian currencies set for a wild ride in 2015 Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    Asian currencies may take a wild ride in 2015 with central bank policies set to diverge as the Fed prepares to raise interest rates, analysts say.

  • Australian dollar hits 4.5-year low on China fears Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    Australian dollar hit a 4-1/2-year trough against its U.S. counterpart as prices of iron for construction fell in China amid weak demand.

  • Greece's uncertainty adds volatility to markets  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    Amid the presidential voting in Greece, Manish Singh, strategist & head of investments at Crossbridge Capital talks about how the Greek election is adding volatility to "long Europe trade".

  • FOREX-Dollar stands tall in thin year-end trade Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    *Dollar back above 120.00 yen, dollar index hits near 9- year high. *Trading seen light in Asia with Japan closed for holiday. The euro wallowed near a two-year low of $1.2221, while the Canadian dollar eased to C $1.1634 per USD, back near a 5-1/ 2 year trough of C $1.1674 set last week.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- The dollar recovered ground late on Monday on rising U.S. The two-year Treasury auction of just over 70 basis points is the highest since mid-2011, and that's widening the dollar's front-end yield advantage and driving it higher, "said Vassili Serebriakov, currency strategist at BNP Paribas in New York. The euro slipped past Friday's 2-1/ 2 year low...

  • Euro edges up, but still shaky on ECB and Greece Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    The euro bounced back from two-year lows against a slightly weaker dollar on Monday, with Greece's election among risks to a calmer mood.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 22- The Russian rouble firmed to a 10- day high against the dollar on Monday as exporters sold foreign currency revenues, partly to meet tax obligations and partly in response to a call from President Vladimir Putin. However, by 1615 GMT it had slipped back to 55.99 to the dollar and 68.50 to the euro as oil, Russia's chief export, fell 1.8 percent to $60.27.

  • Oil pressured next 6 months: Pro  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Michael Cohen, Barclays, sees headwinds for emerging markets, and shares his 2015 oil forecast.

  • US dollar roars higher  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Discussing king dollar's continued move higher, with Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management.

  • *Gold ticks up after last week's 2 pct loss. LONDON, Dec 22- Gold edged up on Monday as the dollar retreated against the euro, though stronger equities and appetite for risk continued to dull the metal's appeal as an alternative investment. "I don't think investors will enter the market at this time of the year, but liquidity is so thin that if there are orders to be...

  • The euro is nearing a bottom  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    "There's nobody left to buy the dollar, there's nobody left to short the euro" says Steve Sjuggerud, chief strategist at Stansberry Research, when discussing financial trends and 2015 trade predictions.

  • FOREX-Euro edges up, still shaky on ECB and Greece Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 22- The euro bounced back from two-year lows against a slightly weaker dollar on Monday, with Greece's presidential election and a batch of U.S. data on Tuesday the chief risks to a calmer holiday mood. The outlook into 2015 for the euro looks weak, with Luc Coene the latest European Central Bank policymaker to point the way towards outright buying of...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 22- The Russian rouble opened broadly firmer on Monday, supported by higher oil prices and a pause in the panic-selling on the domestic currency market after officials rushed to issue strong verbal support and announce measures to ease the situation. Oil, Russia's chief export, was up, with Brent futures trading above $62 per barrel.

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended gains and was up 1.1 percent. "We're seeing a positive...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Dec 22- The euro probed fresh two-year lows early on Monday in a subdued start to a holiday-shortened week, extending a multi-month trend of weakness against the dollar that many traders say will remain intact in the new year. Speculation is high that the European Central Bank will be forced to expand its asset-buying program to include sovereign...