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  • LONDON, March 23- The euro fell on Monday, unable to build on its best weekly performance since late 2011 versus the dollar, on concerns about whether Greece can reach agreement with creditors to secure fresh funds. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was due to address a European Parliament committee, with Greece and the progress of the ECB's...

  • European shares slip from 7-1/2 year high Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 AM ET

    *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. PARIS, March 23- European shares slipped on Monday, taking a breather following recent sharp gains, while shares in Pirelli rose 3.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the tyre maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned...

  • LONDON, March 23- The dollar index is not far from fair value but it is unclear how much more the U.S. currency will strengthen against the euro, St Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday. Speaking on CNBC, Bullard also said an exit of Greece from the euro would be possible but prove very painful for Greece itself. "Greece would face a very...

  • *ECB president's speech, Greece in focus. SYDNEY, March 23- The dollar started trade in Asia on the defensive, after a volatile few days in the wake of the Federal Reserve's dovish steer, which cast doubts on bullish positions in the greenback. "Our technical analyst highlights a series of bearish weekly key reversals for USD against EUR, GBP and CAD, suggesting USD...

  • Watch for stock volatility next week Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • Big week ahead for the market   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Big week ahead for the market

    CNBC's Patti Domm shares what to look out for in the market during the week ahead.

  • Dollar falters as Fed's interest rate view weighs Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    The dollar stumbled on Friday, capping its worst weekly performance against the euro in more than two years.

  • NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters)- The dollar stumbled on Friday, capping its worst weekly performance against the euro in more than two years, pulled lower by expectations U.S. interest rates will rise more slowly than previously expected. Jens Nordvig, Nomura's head of global foreign exchange, said one major reason for the sharp reduction in the Fed's rate forecasts...

  • LONDON, March 20- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week, scheduled events, and the Reuters stories related to them. This in the second week of a 1 trillion euro bond-buying program from the European Central Bank. Other central banks, meanwhile, from Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden and Britain, are trying to...

  • *Wall St stocks rally; S&P set for weekly gain. *European stocks helped after Athens' assurances. NEW YORK, March 20- The U.S. dollar fell sharply on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly decline against the euro in more than three years, helping to drive a rally in Wall Street stocks and crude oil.

  • *HSBC becomes first major FX player to raise euro targets. LONDON, March 20- If 25 countries cutting rates since the start of the year wasn't proof enough, this week's warning from Janet Yellen about the dollar's strength confirmed that the world's top central banks are fighting a currency war. From the ECB with its 1 trillion euro QE bazooka, China, India and Russia...

  • *Dollar down 1 pct vs euro after Merkel comments on Greece. Oil could gain further in the afternoon if U.S. oil rig count data from private firm Baker Hughes at 1 p.m. EDT shows another sharp decline, which may point to lower production in the future. "The Baker Hughes numbers could certainly be pivotal to afternoon trade, but for now, all eyes are on the dollar and the euro,...

  • UPDATE 2-SAP sees 2015 profit windfall from weak euro Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, March 20- SAP, Europe's largest software maker, said on Friday it expected the weak euro boost to operating profit growth by up to 14 percentage points, upping its forecast after the currency weakened further in recent weeks. A weak euro makes the German business software maker's products and services more competitive in markets outside Europe.

  • FOREX-Dollar struggles anew on U.S. rate view Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    *Euro on track for best week vs dollar since Oct 2011. NEW YORK, March 20- The dollar fell on Friday, on track for its worst weekly performance in more than two years against the euro, undermined by expectations U.S. interest rates will rise much slower than expected. "This is just some counter-trend correction in the dollar and is transitory," said Mark Luschini, chief...

  • Analyst: Dollar will go higher   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    Analyst: Dollar will go higher

    BlackRock's Russ Koesterich explains why the dollar will keep on rising despite slowing down this week.

  • LONDON, March 20- The euro was on track for its best weekly performance in more than two years against the dollar on Friday, after the U.S. HSBC, one of the top half a dozen players in the foreign exchange market, on Thursday raised its euro forecast to $1.20 by the end of 2017, arguing that the dollar's explosive rally was nearing its end. The euro was 0.6 percent higher...

  • LONDON, March 20- The euro headed for its best week in more than two years on Friday while yields on low-rated bonds fell as investors welcomed the Fed's caution on rate hikes and a reform pledge from Athens that could avert a cash crunch. Illustrating the problems low inflation is causing for central banks looking to normalise monetary policy in countries such...

  • The New York- based sportswriter for ESPN.com is planning a summer vacation with her family in Ireland. With the Superdollar near parity with the euro, airfares to Paris are down 14 percent from a year ago, according to popular travel site Orbitz. London, Rome and Barcelona are among other popular locales with cheaper hotels and airfares than last year, according...

  • LONDON, March 20- The euro nudged towards its best week in 18 months while yields on low-rated bonds fell as investors welcomed the Fed's cautious approach to raising interest rates and a reform pledge from Athens that could avert a cash crunch. Illustrating the problems low inflation is causing for central banks looking to normalise monetary policy in the...

  • *BNP Paribas revises down euro/dollar forecasts. The euro was 0.2 percent higher against the dollar at $1.0683, well below Wednesday's high above $1.10 but still leaving the single currency on track for its best weekly performance since September 2013 with a 1.7 percent rise. So the weakness that we saw in the dollar in the aftermath of that translated into some...