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  • What's behind euro strength   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    What's behind euro strength

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on renewed signs of life in the euro.

  • The euro hit $1.10525 early Thursday, its highest since a nearly two-week high of $1.10625 on March 18 after the Fed released its latest policy statement, before erasing its gains. Analysts said the euro has seen selling pressure above the $1.10 mark on the view that the European Central Bank's new bond-buying stimulus program should weaken the currency...

  • ZURICH, March 26- The Swiss National Bank spent 25.8 billion Swiss francs defending its cap on the currency late last year before jettisoning the policy as too costly for the country's economy, it said on Thursday. The SNB shocked markets in January when it removed the 1.20 per euro ceiling on the Swiss franc, sending the currency soaring, stocks plunging and...

  • *Dollar index softer, euro back near $1.10. SYDNEY, March 26- The corrective bounce in the U.S. dollar faded again overnight, leaving the currency a shade lower early on Thursday in another hint the recent one-way bullish bet is on ice for now. Also providing an uncomfortable read for dollar bulls, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said he was concerned the strong...

  • Dollar slips further after weak US durable goods data Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies after weaker-than-expected U.S. data combined with a robust survey of German business morale.

  • *Gold near $1,200 an ounce as dollar dip lifts oil. NEW YORK, March 25- Wall Street stocks tumbled and the dollar slipped on Wednesday after government data signaled the U.S. economic expansion was slowing, while gains in the euro prompted a pullback in European stock markets. The main U.S. stock indices were off more than 1 percent midway through a session that began...

  • LONDON, March 25- Sterling fell against the euro on Wednesday, hitting a one-month low as investors pushed back expectations of interest rate hikes amid growing talk that inflation in Britain will stay low for sometime to come. Annual inflation in Britain dropped to zero in February and investors are factoring in the chance of a first rate hike in mid-2016,...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St, dollar slip on U.S. growth worries Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 25- Wall Street stocks and the dollar slipped on Wednesday as government data signaled the U.S. economic expansion was slowing, while gains in the euro prompted a pullback in European stock markets. A modest lift at the opening bell for U.S. stocks on news of a deal between Kraft Foods and Heinz Co to create North America's third-largest food company...

  • Warren Buffett uses 'Civil War' analogy on the euro Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett tells CNBC the "odds are good" the euro will continue to exist, but it may need modifications.

  • The euro rose above $1.10 for a second straight session after the Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft dropped 1.4 percent last month after a revised 0.1 percent dip in January. "The dollar is overbought and it's expensive, so now any U.S. data weakness we have leads investors to square up overextended dollar...

  • Warren Buffett: Euro may need tweaking   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:10 AM ET
    Warren Buffett: Euro may need tweaking

    Warren Buffett tells CNBC, "The Greek situation may illustrate the kind of adjustments that are needed" to the single currency.

  • *Gold's 5- day rally to Tuesday longest since January 2014. LONDON, March 25- Gold hit fresh 2-1/ 2 week highs on Wednesday as upbeat German economic data drove the euro higher versus the dollar, and as expectations receded that a U.S. interest rate rise is imminent. Gold slid to four-month lows earlier this month as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve was on...

  • How one EM company bet on the falling euro Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    The U.S. dollar and Euro currencies

    The single currency’s slump may weigh on euro zone policymakers’ minds, but the head of finance at one major EM firm said some companies could use it to their benefit.

  • UPDATE 8-Brent oil rises as euro gains against dollar Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    *China strategic reserves close to capacity- Sinopec exec. LONDON, March 25- Brent oil prices rose on Wednesday as the euro strengthened against the dollar following a boost in business morale in the euro zone's top two economies. Brent crude oil was up 74 cents at $55.85 a barrel by 1236 GMT.

  • *Wall Street set for steady open. Futures showed Wall Street set to open steady. Germany's Ifo index rose for the fifth successive month to its highest since July 2014, suggesting growth in Europe's largest economy rebounded again in the first quarter of 2015..

  • *Wall Street set for steady open. Futures showed Wall Street set to open steady. Germany's Ifo index rose for the fifth successive month to its highest since July 2014, suggesting growth in Europe's largest economy rebounded again in the first quarter of 2015..

  • *Oil price drops as China strategic reserves fill. LONDON, March 25- European shares dipped on Wednesday but held near multi-year highs and the euro rose against the dollar after a survey showed the German business climate improving. MSCI's main gauge of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent.

  • FOREX-Dollar finds a steadier footing for now Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:32 PM ET

    *RBA's report on health of Australia's banking sector next up. SYDNEY, March 25- The dollar clung to modest gains early on Wednesday, having made an about-turn overnight in a tentative sign that the recent sell-off may have run its course for now. The euro stood at $1.0915 after turning around from a high of $1.10295.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    U.S. stock indexes dropped on Tuesday, led by losses in utilities. Stocks also moved lower on signs that the dollar was close to resuming its advance against the euro and other major currencies. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 104.90 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,011.14.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Wall Street drifted down while European shares neared record highs in choppy global equities trading on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded and oil prices fell. Declines on the Nasdaq were held in check by a boost from Google, up 2 percent to $570.19. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.