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  • LONDON, May 8- A rebound in U.S. jobs numbers lifted U.S. stock futures, boosted the dollar against the euro and helped European shares consolidate their biggest daily gain since January on Friday. "This is more evidence that the economy is expanding after its first-quarter swoon," said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Chicago- based Northern Trust...

  • The main FTSE 100 stock market surged towards last month's record high, sterling was on course for its biggest daily rise against the euro since 2009 and UK government borrowing costs fell. "A bolt from the blue," said Alan Monks, UK economist at JP Morgan. A Conservative victory is preferable over a Labor-SNP coalition and that's why we see sterling and UK equities...

  • WELLINGTON, May 8- Sterling jumped to a one-week high against the U.S. dollar and the euro on Friday after exit polls in a British general election showed the ruling Conservatives on track to securing the most votes in a tightly contested race. Sterling jumped more than 2 U.S. cents to $1.5448, its strongest since April 30, as exit surveys released after polling...

  • Dollar recovers on lower bund yields, US data Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:21 PM ET

    The dollar recovered against the euro after German bund yields retreated from their highs for the year.

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares recouped most of their daily losses to trade modestly lower on Thursday, as a selloff in government bonds eased and the euro gave up its gains against the dollar, partly helped by some estimate-beating U.S. data. Germany's DAX index, which is heavily export-oriented and benefits from a weak euro,...

  • *Sterling on defensive as voting begins in UK election. NEW YORK, May 7- The U.S. dollar recovered against the euro on Thursday after German bund yields retreated from their highs for the year and optimism grew that the U.S. employment report for April would show strength after upbeat data on weekly jobless claims. "Now that yields are coming back, the euro is giving up...

  • Why everyone got the euro trade wrong   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Why everyone got the euro trade wrong

    Technical analyst Rich Ross explains why the biggest short of last quarter is now a screaming buy.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Bond selloff cools; euro, stocks fall Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    *Wall Street opens mixed, European shares slip. NEW YORK, May 7- The global bond market rout slowed on Thursday as long-term borrowing costs retreated from their highest level in more than five months, but the recent surge in yields kept pressure on stocks worldwide. "After years of over wading in fixed income, a lot of bond investors are starting to take stock and...

  • *Euro tracks bund yields back down on choppy trading day. *Sterling on defensive as UK election begins. LONDON, May 7- The euro fell from a 10- week peak against the dollar on Thursday, tracking benchmark German bund yields lower as they retreated from a 5-1/ 2- month high on a choppy day of trading.

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares fell to their lowest level in more than two months on Thursday, with a stronger euro and a global bond rout denting the appeal of shares. Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 1.6 percent on the day of an election that could yield a weak government, propel it towards a vote on EU membership and foster...

  • Rising yields help euro hit 10-week high Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:29 AM ET

    The euro hit a ten-week peak, tracking European bond yields higher and benefiting from a sell-off in the dollar after weak U.S. jobs data

  • The regional FTSEurofirst was led down by 1.2 and 1.8 percent falls on Germany's Dax and France's CAC 40 and as the euro hit its highest level against the dollar and other top currencies since February. Bond markets were taking some heavy blows again too with Germany's normally rock-solid Bunds on course for their biggest jump in yields in over a decade and...

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares fell to their lowest level in more than two months on Thursday, mirroring losses on Wall Street and Asia, with a stronger euro following a global bond rout and concerns about the outcome of the British election hitting sentiment. Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 0.8 percent on the day of an election...

  • *Sterling on defensive as UK election begins. LONDON, May 7- The euro hit a ten-week peak on Thursday, tracking European bond yields higher and benefiting from a sell-off in the dollar after weak U.S. jobs data added to speculation that the Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates. As Britons took to the ballot box to cast their votes in the most uncertain UK...

  • Don't see euro/dollar parity right now: Strategist   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Don't see euro/dollar parity right now: Strategist

    Is the euro/dollar being overbought at current levels? Vasileios Gkionakis, head of global FX strategy at Unicredit, weighs in.

  • UPDATE 1-Russian rouble recoups gains as oil firms Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:56 AM ET

    MOSCOW, May 7- The Russian rouble opened stronger on Thursday buoyed by firming oil prices. At 0745 GMT, the rouble was 1.4 percent stronger against the dollar at 50.30 and had gained 1.2 percent to trade at 57.14 versus the euro. VTB Capital analysts said in a note that despite the strong momentum on Wednesday morning the rouble had failed to hold below the level of...

  • *Sterling on defensive for UK elections. SYDNEY, May 7- The dollar languished at its lowest in over two months against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, under renewed pressure from disappointing data, while a further spike in German yields gave the euro some support. The euro jumped to a two-month high of $1.1371, continuing to pull away from a 12- year...

  • European shares end lower on poor U.S. data, firmer euro Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    LONDON, May 6- European shares ended lower on Wednesday, surrendering early gains as a rally in the euro and a fall on Wall Street prompted investors to trim their trading positions. "The euro is strengthening and that has taken some of the earlier tailwinds away from the market," Gerhard Schwarz, head of equity strategy at Baader Bank, said, noting a stronger currency...

  • LONDON, May 6- Sterling shed one percent against a broadly stronger euro on Wednesday, hitting a three-month low just a day before Britons vote in the most closely fought national election in a generation. "This does make a lot of sense, that the euro is outperforming sterling the day before a massively uncertain general election," said Hamish Pepper, a currency...

  • *Euro hits roughly 10- week high of $1.13680. NEW YORK, May 6- The U.S. dollar hit its lowest level against the euro since late February on Wednesday after a rise in European yields drove demand for the euro and weak U.S. data supported expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay hiking interest rates. "Europeans feel more comfortable in their skin right now," said...