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  • NEW YORK, April 16- The U.S. dollar hit its lowest level against the euro in a week on Thursday after traders concluded that recent weakness in U.S. economic data could delay the first Federal Reserve rate hike. A Fed hike is expected to boost the dollar by driving investment flows into the United States. "This is more dollar weakness, driven by the market coming around...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Overreliance on currency depreciations to boost domestic economies could exacerbate global tensions over exchange rates, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. The sharp rise of the dollar against the euro and yen is expected to be a major theme at the meeting of the world's top economic policymakers in Washington...

  • *Euro on retreat over Greece, fall in German yields. It faces new headwinds from signs that China, the main market for much of its output, is also slowing significantly. "Despite a slowing China and depressed iron ore prices the Aussie remains reluctant to head lower for now," said Angus Campbell, Senior Analyst at online brokerage Fx Pro in London.

  • Greek default fears weighing on European markets Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 AM ET

    LONDON— European stock markets fell Thursday amid renewed concerns over Greece's future in the euro currency. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks slipped, with Germany's DAX falling 1.6 percent to 12,033 and France's CAC 40 dipping 0.6 percent to 5,222. Greece's main stock market, which has underperformed most of its European peers this week, was 0.8 percent lower.

  • FOREX-Dollar keeps low profile as CAD takes centre stage Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:23 PM ET

    *Bank of Canada surprises with relatively hawkish spin. SYDNEY, April 16- The dollar nursed modest losses against the yen and euro early on Thursday, but suffered bigger falls versus commodity currencies led by the Canadian dollar. The loonie jumped to three-month highs of C $1.2280 per USD after the Bank of Canada surprised markets yet again, this time by...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after weak U.S. economic data led traders to buy back the euro and sell the dollar on uncertainty over the timing of the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. "The softer U.S. economic data that we've been seeing recently could delay market...

  • Dollar loses gains amid Fed Beige Book release Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    The dollar traded lower across the board after an earlier rebound versus the euro amid the ECB's reiteration of its dovish stance on monetary policy.

  • *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance, while U.S. stocks rallied after several strong earnings reports. U.S. stocks rallied, helped by better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings...

  • *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance, while U.S. stocks rallied after several strong earnings reports. U.S. stocks rallied, helped by better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. That means the ingredients are in place for "a great year for tourism" in Europe, says Nick Greenfield, head of tour operator relations at the London- based European...

  • LONDON, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance and as weak data from China raised prospects of monetary easing there too. Firmer commodity prices and merger news also helped hoist European stocks, and U.S. stock index futures pointed to a firmer start on Wall...

  • The governing Federal Council said Wednesday that there's no sign of a serious crisis, despite conceding that the Swiss economy is expected to cool this year and unemployment to rise slightly. The Swiss National Bank abruptly abandoned Jan. 15 a policy of preventing the euro from trading below 1.20 francs, causing an immediate surge in the Swiss currency.

  • UK's economic 'manure' is set to explode: SocGen bear Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:25 AM ET

    One closely-watched financial analyst has launched a scathing attack on the country's finances and predicted another crisis for its currency.

  • LONDON, April 15- The euro fell against the dollar on Wednesday before a policy meeting at which the European Central Bank is likely to reiterate its dovish policy bias despite a recent pick-up in economic activity. Draghi may also address Greece's debt problems at his press conference scheduled for 1230 GMT. The euro was down 0.4 percent at $1.0610 and pared its...

  • Dollar drought poses emerging market risks Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:43 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The financial risks of a surge in U.S. oil production - and the ensuing price drop - could hit emerging markets hard.

  • *Dollar broadly lower early in Asia, euro back at $1.0650. *China data including GDP next in focus. SYDNEY, April 15- The dollar nursed broad losses early on Wednesday, having snapped six straight sessions of gains after retail sales data failed to meet the market's lofty expectations.

  • Dollar slides on US retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
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    The dollar tumbled after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected retail sales to lighten hefty positions.

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on U.S. retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales to lighten hefty positions on the greenback that had built up due to expectations of an impending rate increase. The yen, meanwhile, gained broadly, hitting a two-year high against the euro after an economic...

  • April 14- One hundred years is a long time to be a lender to Mexico, as those who remember the 1980 s, a decade during which it was mostly in default, will tell you. That's what makes Mexico's highly successful offering last week of 1.5 billion euros of debt due in March 2115, carrying a yield of only 4.2 percent, so fascinating. But by any measure, the deal is unprecedented:...

  • US vs euro data: Who champions?   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    US vs euro data: Who champions?

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, talks about how the U.S. retail sales data for March compared to that in the euro zone.