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  • NEW YORK, April 10- The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the U.S. dollar on Friday to a 3-1/ 2 week low as falling European interest rates drove investors into greenbacks and the yen. The euro traded around $1.06005, off 0.54 percent on the EBS trading platform. It had slumped to $1.05670, its weakest level since March 17.

  • Euro undermined by force of rate differentials Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 3:20 PM ET
    Euro Dollar rates currency

    The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the dollar on Friday to a 3-1/2 week low as falling European interest rates.

  • Strong dollar/weak euro bad for stocks: Pro   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Strong dollar/weak euro bad for stocks: Pro

    What does the dollar strength and the euro weakness mean for U.S. stocks? Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, and David Seaburg, Cowen & Co, provide perspective.

  • MOSCOW, April 10- The Russian rouble retreated on Friday afternoon, having surged to fresh 2015 highs in the morning, after the central bank said it was increasing the rate at which it lends foreign currency to banks in weekly repo auctions. At 1335 GMT the rouble was 0.4 percent down against the dollar at 52.05 and down 0.3 percent to 55.19 against the euro.

  • European shares hit highest since 2000 as euro falls Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 9:56 AM ET

    LONDON/ PARIS, April 10- European shares powered ahead to their highest level since 2000 on Friday, helped by further declines in an already weak euro that is seen supporting an economic recovery and boosting corporate profits. Germany's DAX index, which includes dividends unlike most other benchmarks, was up 1.5 percent, hitting a record high, while France's CAC...

  • Russia's rouble: From down-and-out to darling Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at an office in Siberia in December, 2014.

    What a week for the ruble – the currency has hit new highs against the dollar and euro to become this year's best performer.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, April 10- European shares powered ahead to their highest level since 2000 on Friday as the euro weakened to its lowest since mid-March. Germany's DAX index, which includes dividends unlike most other benchmarks, was up 1.2 percent, hitting a fresh record high, while France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent to its highest level since 2008. Britain's FTSE 100...

  • Currency wars biz of the day: Pro   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
    Currency wars biz of the day: Pro

    David Woo, BofA Merrill Lynch, weighs in on growing concerns over the strong U.S. dollar and the prospects of parity with the euro.

  • Uzbekistan's central bank cuts its refinancing rate to 9 percent from 10 percent. The Swiss National Bank stuns markets by scrapping its three-year-old cap on the franc's value against the euro, leading to a surge in the currency. The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly lowers its policy rate for the second time this year, backing the 10- month-old government of...

  • Foley: Wildcard for EUR/USD is ECB-related   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Foley: Wildcard for EUR/USD is ECB-related

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, talks about the current state of the U.S. dollar and the big themes that are impacting the euro and dollar currencies.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, April 10- The dollar hovered near a three-week high against a basket of major currencies on Friday, supported by a rise in U.S. bond yields, while the euro gained a bit of respite after a recent selloff. The euro edged up 0.2 percent to $1.0679, having fallen as far as $1.0637 on Thursday, its lowest level since March 19. Note that German bond yields out...

  • Cheap euro is here to stay   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Cheap euro is here to stay

    Jesper Bargmann, head of Trading, Asia at Nordea Markets, says factors like Greece will weigh on the euro, which is likely to hit parity with the U.S. dollar within the next few months.

  • FOREX-Dollar prevails as euro, sterling hit rocky road Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:30 PM ET

    *Euro slides below $1.07, sterling flirts with $1.47. SYDNEY, April 10- The dollar hovered at three week highs against a basket of major currencies early on Friday as the hapless euro extended its decline and disappointing trade data knocked sterling lower. It last stood at $1.0665, down more than 3 percent from Monday's peak of $1.1036.

  • *Stocks rally, Europe hits more than seven-year high. NEW YORK, April 9- World equity markets rose on Thursday, led by European exchanges after stronger-than-expected German economic figures and Greece's repayment of a 450 million euro loan to the International Monetary Fund. Treasury market weakened after a weak auction of $13 billion in 30- year bonds.

  • *Stocks rally, Europe hits seven-year high. NEW YORK, April 9- World equity markets rose on Thursday, lifted by Greece's repayment of a 450 million euro loan installment to the International Monetary Fund and growing expectations that the U.S. Bond yields spiked after a weak sale of long-dated Treasury securities, while Wall Street was little changed, as...

  • NEW YORK, April 9- The U.S. dollar hit a near-three-week peak on Thursday, driven higher by sentiment that U.S. interest rates inevitably will rise, with the prospect of a June increase still in the mix despite spotty economic data. The euro fell to its lowest level since March 20, trading off 1.13 percent to $1.06535 on the EBS trading platform. The greenback climbed...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar rose on Wednesday, gaining against other leading currencies for a third day, as Federal Reserve minutes showed that U.S. policymakers were readying for a possible interest rate hike during 2015.. The euro sank below $1.08 and was last off 0.25 percent at $1.0787, while the dollar was last at 120.10 yen, off 0.14 percent for the day but...

  • Dollar rises on FOMC minutes; euro hits session low Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:28 PM ET

    The dollar traded higher on Wednesday after the release of the Federal Reserve's FOMC meeting minutes.

  • US dollar rises, euro near $1.07 Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    The greenback recovered as trading desks returned to full strength and underlying trends for its continued rise reappeared.

  • MOSCOW, April 7- The rouble strengthened on Tuesday, extending gains from Monday and climbing to 2015 highs against the dollar and the euro, boosted by higher oil prices and improved confidence in the Russian currency. The rouble dipped below 55 against the dollar for the first time since Dec. 30 on Tuesday and below 60 roubles per euro for the first time since late...