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  • ECB's Draghi: 'We don't need unanimity for QE' Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    The ECB has "stepped up" its preparations for further asset purchases, central bank head Mario Draghi said at his his regular news conference on Thursday.

  • *Gold gives up some gains as dollar holds firm. LONDON, Dec 4- Gold retreated on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that could lead to further monetary stimulus, after the dollar's rise to two-year highs versus the euro prompted investors to cash in some of the previous day's gains. Spot gold was down 0.6 percent at $1,201.40 an ounce at 1104 GMT, while...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 4- The rouble firmed on Thursday as markets weighed comments from the central bank confirming its readiness to defend the fragile Russian currency and awaited a keynote speech by President Vladimir Putin. At 0745 GMT, the rouble was 0.6 percent firmer at 52.81 versus the dollar and 0.9 percent stronger at 64.97 against the euro, easing back after...

  • Dollar up on positive economic outlook Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar demonstrated broad-based strength on Wednesday, bolstered by more upbeat comments on the U.S. economy

  • LONDON, Dec 3- Sterling hit a three-week high against the euro on Wednesday, after a survey showed Britain's dominant services sector grew much faster than expected in November and finance minister George Osborne gave an upbeat budget statement. In his Autumn Statement, Osborne raised near-term growth forecasts and while the government will miss...

  • The dollar rebounded on Tuesday, supported by a retreat in oil prices that has helped to lift it against commodity-linked currencies.

  • *Weidmann says forex manipulation would hurt everyone. BERLIN, Dec 2- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann rejected on Tuesday suggestions that the European Central Bank might be deliberately pushing down the value of the euro and said any manipulation of exchange rates would be "dangerous". Asked after a meeting of German and French ministers and central...

  • Andrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, discusses his best trading ideas for 2015 and predicts large currency movements.

  • *Japan currency at lowest since 2007, dollar tops 119 yen. NEW YORK, Dec 1- The dollar fell on Monday against the yen and euro as profit-taking emerged after the U.S. currency hit a seven-year high against the yen that was briefly rattled by Moody's decision to downgrade Japan's credit rating. "It's a bit of profit-taking ahead of a big event week," said Greg Anderson,...

  • Dollar retreats after hitting 7-year high vs yen Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    The dollar fell on Monday against the yen and euro as profit-taking emerged after it reached a seven-year high against the yen.

  • *Japan currency at lowest since 2007, dollar tops 119 yen. NEW YORK, Dec 1- The dollar fell on Monday against the yen and euro as profit-taking emerged after it reached a seven-year high against the yen that was briefly rattled by Moody's decision to downgrade Japan's credit rating. "It's a bit of profit-taking ahead of a big event week," said Greg Anderson, global head...

  • *SNB may join ECB in buying bonds to protect franc-euro cap. LONDON, Dec 1- European Central Bank efforts to ward off deflation could be supported by the Swiss National Bank if it recycles euros bought to defend its cap on the Swiss franc into top-rated bonds such as those of France and Belgium. "This puts France and Belgium into the sweet spot," said Michael Leister,...

  • *Dollar tops 119 yen to its highest since July 2007. By Lisa Twaronite and Ian Chua. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 1- The dollar touched a more than seven year peak against the yen on Monday, while the Swiss franc slipped against the euro after voters rejected a plan for the central bank to boost its gold reserves.

  • *Gold falls more than 1 pct, Swiss franc dips after Swiss vote. TOKYO, Dec 1- Gold prices fell the most in more than three weeks and the Swiss franc dipped slightly on Monday after Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected proposals to boost gold reserves in a referendum. Gold fell more than two percent to $1,142.91 per ounce, its lowest level in more than three weeks, while...

  • *Aussie falls as weak commodity prices bite, China data next. SYDNEY, Dec 1- The Swiss franc slipped against the euro early on Monday after the Swiss National Bank affirmed its pledge to cap the currency as voters rejected proposals for the central bank to boost its gold reserves. The "Save our Swiss gold" initiative would have forced the Swiss National Bank to boost...

  • Dollar gains from oil slide Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The dollar gained on Friday as concerns about continuing low oil prices added to deflation fears in the euro zone and Japan.

  • LONDON, Nov 28- The dollar strengthened on Friday after OPEC decided not to cut oil output, slamming commodity currencies like the Norwegian crown, which fell to five-year lows against the greenback and euro. That is deep in the European Central Bank's "danger zone" for inflation of below 1 percent and even further away from its target of just under 2 percent.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 28- The rouble dropped sharply at market opening on Friday after OPEC decided to leave output unchanged, and the weaker currency dragged the RTS share index to a year low of below 970 points. At 0709 GMT, the rouble was around 1.9 percent weaker than the previous close at 49.56 roubles per dollar and 1.4 percent weaker against the euro at 61.76.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 27- The rouble fell to record lows against the dollar and euro on Thursday after OPEC decided against cutting crude-oil output to boost flagging prices. It had earlier strengthened against both currencies in nervous trade before the OPEC meeting in Vienna, one of the most closely watched in years. Brent crude fell to a four-year low below $73 a barrel...

  • Euro dips as Spanish consumer prices fall Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:46 AM ET

    The euro fell against the dollar after data showed Spanish consumer prices falling more than expected.