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  • The euro is still down more than 8 cents against the dollar since the start of this year, but the past week has seen some consolidation of the aggressive selling linked to the quantitative easing programme the European Central Bank unveiled on Jan. 22. By midday in Europe, the euro had gained 0.2 percent against the dollar to $1.1345, up 1.2 percent on the week.

  • Franc down 5% on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap.

  • FOREX-Franc down 5 percent on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:51 AM ET

    *Swiss franc down 5 percent this week. LONDON, Jan 30- The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap two weeks ago on Friday, with markets increasingly convinced the bank is now intervening on both euro and dollar markets. "Really what we're going through now is an exercise to determine where...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Jan 30- Commodity currencies nursed hefty losses on Friday, as investors sent the Australian dollar to 5 1/ 2 year lows as they bet on the Australian central bank reducing interest rates when it meets next week. While currencies from energy and resource producing countries, such as Canada and Australia, struggled under the weight of falling energy...

  • Will gold ever top $1,300 again? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 PM ET

    Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- The Swiss franc dominated trade on major currency markets again on Thursday, weakening against both the euro and U.S. dollar on renewed speculation of intervention by the Swiss National Bank, while commodity-based currencies fell against the greenback. The euro gained broadly, even in the face of Greek political ructions with the European...

  • Why is the dollar rising? What you need to know Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:28 PM ET
    An employee counts euros and U.S. dollar notes in a currency exchange store in Lisbon, Portugal.

    CNBC Explains: What makes the value of a currency rise or fall?

  • FOREX-Swiss franc under pressure, euro broadly stronger Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 29- The Swiss franc dominated trade on major currency markets again on Thursday, weakening against the euro and the U.S. dollar on renewed speculation of intervention by the Swiss National Bank, while commodity-based currencies fell against the greenback. "Despite all the uncertainties related to Greece, the euro is trading resiliently off the...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 29- Russia's rouble fell around 2 percent against the dollar and the euro on Thursday, hurt by the threat of new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, the end of the tax period and a broad-based aversion to riskier assets on global markets. European Union foreign ministers on Thursday were expected to ask the European Commission to prepare...

  • Dollar firm post-Fed, franc eyed for intervention Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:37 AM ET
    Foreign exchange currencies.

    The U.S. dollar inched higher against the yen and was steady to the euro on Thursday after a Federal Reserve statement which.

  • FOREX-Dollar firm post-Fed, franc eyed for intervention Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:12 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 29- The U.S. dollar inched higher against the yen and was steady to the euro on Thursday after a Federal Reserve statement which, with some caveats, was read as keeping the bank on track to raise interest rates later this year. That prodded U.S. bond yields lower, but the overall picture, of a steadily improving U.S. economy while Europe and Japan remain mired...

  • 'Brace for the worst' for Deutsche Bank: Pro  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    Dan Scott, Vice President of Credit Suisse, discusses his expectations for Deutsche Bank's fourth quarter earnings due on Thursday.

  • Why surprise parties are central banks' new thing Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    After years of carefully telegraphing their outlooks to the market, central bankers are loosening up with surprise parties, with Singapore the latest to jump in.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds gains, Fed remains patient on policy Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    *Fed holds rates unchanged, repeats it is patient on policy. *New Zealand dollar drops to near four-year low. NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar strengthened on Wednesday in a broad advance that included gains against the euro and the Swiss franc, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's repeated message it remains "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates.

  • Even mightier dollar? Have no fear, analyst says Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Alan Ruskin of Deutsche Bank told CNBC that a stronger greenback will no doubt have some negative impact on earnings but it's not all bad.

  • FOREX-Dollar firms in cautious trade before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar made a tepid advance against the euro and the Swiss franc on Wednesday but fell against the yen before a monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is expected to release a statement at 2 p.m. EST following a two-day meeting. "This is not so much about the Fed, but whether the U.S. economy can live with a stronger dollar,"...

  • Jan 28- Retail currency broker FXCM Inc said it would forgive about 90 percent of its clients for negative balances after the Swiss central bank removed a cap on the value of the Swiss franc against the euro. FXCM's shares rose 8.4 percent to $2.59 in early trading. FXCM customers lost more than $200 million from the surging Swiss franc and the company was rescued...

  • Dollar climbs, but caution reigns before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses.

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- The dollar stepped back from a 11- year peak against a basket of currencies after soft spending data and some disappointing earnings cast doubts about the underlying optimism on the U.S. economic outlook. The euro ticked up to $1.1362, extending its rebound from a 11- year low of $1.1098 hit on Monday. "I would say the dollar selling we've seen so far is...