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  • *Europe equities fall after regional PMI data. NEW YORK, March 4- Stock prices around the world fell on Wednesday on profit-taking, while the euro dropped to an 11-1/ 2 year low ahead of a European Central Bank meeting where policymakers are expected to offer details on their bond purchase stimulus plan. Brent crude was just below $60 a barrel after Saudi Arabia's...

  • BMW anybody? Carmakers to gain most from weak euro Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET

    European carmakers and chemical and tourism companies stand to gain most from the weak euro, while the airline sector looks set to be worst hit.

  • FOREX-Euro slides ahead of ECB; dollar at 11-year high Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:35 AM ET

    LONDON, March 4- The euro crashed through support levels that have held for more than a month on Wednesday, hitting a six-week low under pressure from the imminent launch of outright quantitative easing by the European Central Bank. "Its really the dollar side of the equation that is at stake at the moment," said Daragh Maher, a strategist with HSBC in London.

  • Euro zone business growth at 7-month high in Feb -PMI Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *PMIs point to Q1 GDP growth of 0.3 pct- Markit. Survey compiler Markit said the surveys pointed to first quarter GDP growth of 0.3 percent, the same as at the tail-end of 2014, as business activity expanded in all of the bloc's four biggest economies for the first time since last April. The weaker euro should help boost exports and, perhaps most importantly, the...

  • UPDATE 1-Russian assets little changed in early trade Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:42 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 4- The Russian rouble was little changed in early trade on Wednesday, slightly losing ground against the U.S. dollar but gaining against the euro, while Moscow- listed shares edged higher. Oil, Russia's main export, traded around $0.3 lower, with Brent crude holding above $60 per barrel. Analysts said the future trajectory of the Russian currency was...

  • Why the drachma can’t save Greece: Goldman Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    A one-euro coin and a one-drachma coin in front of a Greek national flag

    Fears Greece may exit the euro and revive the drachma abound, but attempting a return to the currency Athens left behind may be tragic, Goldman said.

  • *Bank of Canada seen holding policy steady. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent in early trade, while Japan's Nikkei stock average fell 0.8 percent. The euro inched up against the dollar to $1.1180, a day ahead of a European Central Bank meeting, at which policymakers are expected to announce additional details...

  • USD pulls back from 11-YR peak; ECB, jobs data eyed Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    The dollar softened on Tuesday after touching an 11-year high against major currencies.

  • Futures Now: Dollar hits 11-year high  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders discuss what is driving the dollar as it touches an 11-year high for the first time since September 2003.

  • FOREX-Dollar eases after touching 11-year peak Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar softened on Tuesday after touching an 11- year high against an index of other major currencies as dealers awaited details of Europe's massive bond-buying program and a key U.S. jobs report. The dollar surrendered early gains against the euro on widening interest-rate differences and was last flat against Europe's shared currency...

  • LONDON, March 3- Sterling rose on Tuesday after a survey of construction managers came in better than expected, reinforcing a brighter economic start to a year that also features political uncertainty. By late afternoon in London, sterling was up just under 0.1 percent at 72.75 pence per euro, near Monday's seven-year low of 72.35. "Sentiment for the pound is...

  • LONDON, March 3- Sterling inched into positive territory on Tuesday after a survey of construction managers came in slightly better than expected, reinforcing a generally brighter economic start to a year that also features political uncertainty. "Sentiment for the pound is positive this year," said Jake Trask, a corporate dealer with broker and currency...

  • LONDON, March 3- European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying programme. The gains follow a rise in Asia and another record day on the Wall Street. "German retail sales got off to a very strong start in the...

  • Dollar nudges 11-year high as euro gives up gains Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    The dollar edged up with the greenback touching an 11-year peak despite soft economic data.

  • *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. NEW YORK, March 2- The dollar edged up on Monday, with an index that tracks the greenback against major currencies touching an 11- year peak even after soft economic data. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St...

  • FOREX-Dollar touches 11-year peak as euro gains fade Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. The yen was off 0.45 percent at 120.07 yen to the dollar in late-morning New York trade. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St Louis.

  • LONDON, March 2- Sterling fell on Monday, retreating from a seven-year high against the euro and an eight-week peak against the dollar as the prospect of an unsettling British parliamentary election in May clouded the outlook. Last week, sterling hit a more than six-year high against a trade-weighted basket of currencies on expectations the Bank of England...

  • LONDON, March 2- The euro gained a third of a percent against the dollar on the back of marginally better economic numbers on Monday, showing some resilience ahead of the launch of outright money-printing by the European Central Bank. The Australian dollar was the biggest loser, down almost one percent against the euro, on speculation that China's weekend cut in...

  • LONDON, March 2- Sterling fell on Monday, retreating from a seven-year high against the euro and an eight-week peak against the dollar as May's potentially unsettling general election clouded the outlook for the British currency. "The BoE has been reacting a little more hawkish to the recent better than expected UK economic data. This has lifted sterling back to...

  • SINGAPORE, March 2- Oil dropped more than 1 percent on Monday, with Brent slipping below $62 a barrel, depressed by a stronger dollar and a rise in Libya's crude output. "The U.S. dollar strength and euro weakness tend to offset any positive reaction that we're supposed to see in oil prices," said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. Brent crude hit a low of...