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    The Russian central bank said it was prepared to support the ruble in foreign exchange markets after it tumbled to new lows on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 7- The rouble extended gains on Friday afternoon to trade more nearly 2 percent higher than the previous close against both the dollar and the euro in choppy trade. The rouble weakened over 3 percent against both currencies in early trade before strengthening on speculation the central bank was discussing options to help the currency recover some...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 7- The rouble plummeted on Friday, falling over 3 percent against both the dollar and the euro after the central bank relaxed its exchange rate policy, with analysts warning a self-fulfilling currency crisis could be under way. "This is full-blown panic, with signs of a self-fulfilling currency crisis," Dmitry Polevoy, chief Russia economist at ING Bank...

  • Rouble opens over 2 pct lower vs dollar and euro Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 7- The rouble opened sharply weaker against both the dollar and the euro on Friday, falling over 2 percent below the previous close against both currencies. The rouble weakened to over 48 roubles per dollar for the first time, but by 0707 GMT had recovered slightly to trade 1.1 percent weaker on the day at 47.37 against the dollar. On Wednesday, the central...

  • Warning: Asian currencies set for battering Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    Asia's currencies are set for a beating, buffeted by the G3 central banks, a stronger U.S. dollar and newly volatile Chinese yuan, HSBC said.

  • For euro, the only way to go is down: HSBC     Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research at HSBC, says the euro dollar remains in the "sell zone" and expects the currency to hit 1.20 against the U.S. dollar.

  • SEOUL, Nov 7- U.S. crude futures extended losses to around $77.85 in early Asian trades on Friday, pressured by oil supply gluts and a stronger dollar, and bringing the week's slide to more than three percent. *U.S. crude fell 7 cents at $77.84 a barrel as of 0010 GMT, after it finished down 77 cents at $77.91 on the previous session. *The euro plunged to its lowest in more...

  • Euro plunges to its lowest in more than two years Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    The euro plunged to its lowest in more than two years against the dollar on Thursday.

  • METALS-Copper steadies after ECB policy comments Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    *China central bank warns about economic headwinds. LONDON, Nov 6- Copper steadied on Thursday as comments by the European Central Bank indicating readiness to use additional measures to shore up the economy offset worries about economic growth in top metals consumer China and a weak euro. "Draghi did reiterate what he said before, namely that the ECB will aim to...

  • At 1310 GMT, the rouble was 2.3 percent weaker against the dollar at 45.98, earlier slipping beyond 46 roubles per dollar for the first time, and lost 2.65 percent to trade at 57.56 versus the euro. "If oil and geopolitical risks remain, we doubt the correct USD/RUB rate should be much lower," Dmitry Polevoy, chief Russia economist at ING Bank in Moscow, said in a note.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- The euro held its ground on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept its benchmark interest rate close to zero, as expected, but the currency's modest gains could be shortlived if ECB chief Mario Draghi suggests more monetary easing is to come. The euro was up 0.3 percent at $1.2519, still close to a two-year trough of $1.2439 touched earlier in...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 6- The dollar stumbled against the yen on Thursday as investors sold into a steep rally ahead of key events including the European Central Bank's policy meeting and U.S. nonfarm payrolls. Traders said the greenback was prone to buckling after rallying more than 5 percent against the yen since last Friday's surprise monetary easing by the Bank...

  • Dollar keeps marching higher, Euro cowers as ECB looms Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 10:58 PM ET

    SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Nov 6- The dollar kept marching higher on Thursday in anticipation of a strong U.S. payrolls report, while the euro dangled just above a two-year trough with investors waiting to see how European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi deals with dissent. The euro last traded at $1.2484, having fallen nearly a full U.S. cent from Tuesday's high of $1.2577.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares eked out small gains and the dollar was riding high on Thursday after generally solid U.S. economic data and expectations of business-friendly policies following the Republican Party's election victory helped Wall Street shares to finish at a record high. The euro was holding near two-year lows although the common currency could...

  • Dollar up after U.S. elections, euro weakens Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The dollar nursed modest losses on Wednesday as investors took some profits on a four-session rally that swept the greenback to multi-year highs.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- The dollar rose to a seven-year high against the Japanese yen on Wednesday after a victory by Republicans in the United States' mid-term elections raised hopes for an easing of political gridlock in Washington, boosting sentiment for riskier assets. The euro's struggles continued, though, a day ahead of a European Central Bank meeting, and it hit a...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Nov 5- The dollar nursed modest losses on Wednesday as investors took some profits on a four-session rally that swept the greenback to multi-year highs, while the euro was helped by report of a rift at the European Central Bank over its easing strategy. The euro bounced to a high of $1.2577 from a two-year low of $1.2439. It last traded at $1.2560.

  • FOREX-Dollar rally pauses as euro finds some support Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 5- The dollar nursed modest losses early on Wednesday as investors decided to take some profits on a four-session rally that swept the greenback to multi-year highs against the yen and euro. The euro bounced to a high of $1.2577 from a two-year low of $1.2439. Providing an excuse for some short covering in the euro was a Reuters article that quoted...

  • *Norway's crown, Canada dollar at 5- year lows on oil slide. NEW YORK, Nov 4- The euro rose on Tuesday on a report citing internal tensions within the European Central Bank over the leadership style of its chief, Mario Draghi, that left markets expecting limits on future ECB loosening of monetary policy. "The Reuters article suggesting the probability of adopting...

  • The euro rallied on Tuesday on a report citing internal tensions within the European Central Bank over the leadership of its chief, Mario Draghi.