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  • 'Currency War' end-game could be good for Russia Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 6:16 AM ET
    Five thousand rouble notes.

    Several analysts see an upside for Russia to the emerging market rout, seeing it as "easy money" for the government's coffers.

  • Dollar steady after Fed continues on taper track Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    The yen rose against the dollar, suggesting emergency action to stabilize Turkey would not be enough to quell nerves over emerging markets.

  • BoE's Carney on Scotland-UK currency union     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    If Scotland becomes independent and keeps the British pound, the Bank of England would "simply implement whatever monetary arrangements" were negotiated, says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England.

  • Dollar rises before Fed; emerging markets stabilize Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    The dollar regained a firmer footing against the yen on Tuesday as investors took a breather from a sell-off of stocks and emerging market assets.

  • Dollar steadies after losses on EM turmoil Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
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    Safe-haven currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc were much in demand on Monday as an emerging markets sell-off continued.

  • Yen, Swiss franc surge on emerging-markets selloff Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    The yen, Swiss franc and euro charged higher amid worries about a China slowdown and turmoil in some emerging markets.

  • Sterling hits highest vs dollar since April 2011 Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    Sterling rose to an almost three-year high against the dollar on growing expectations that the BoE will raise interest rates sooner.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia waits on Chinese news, sterling soars Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    *Asia subdued ahead of Chinese manufacturing survey. *Wall Street unimpressed by mixed bag of corporate earnings. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, while Australia's main index lost 0.4 percent.

  • *Eyes on China's manufacturing sector report. SYDNEY, Jan 23- The Canadian dollar wallowed at four-year lows early on Thursday after the Bank of Canada all but begged the market to sell the currency, while sterling took off as investors priced in an earlier start to rate hikes in the UK.

  • *UK jobs data drive sterling higher. NEW YORK, Jan 22- The dollar edged higher on Wednesday, helped by sharp gains against the Canadian currency as the greenback's outlook stayed upbeat, with the Federal Reserve possibly a week away from its next round of reduction in asset buying.

  • Dollar dips, but sentiment still positive; pound up Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Images Of The Australian Dollar As Currency Rises to 3-Week High Before RBA Minutes.

    The dollar slipped on Wednesday, hurt by gains in sterling and the Australian currency.

  • *Sterling hits highest in year vs euro after UK data. European assets grabbed the spotlight, with sterling hitting a three-week high against the dollar and a one-year high against the euro on hints of an impending UK rate hike. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 and Dow were down, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose.

  • *UK jobs data drive sterling higher. "Sterling and the Aussie dollar are separate issues by themselves, but in terms of the U.S. dollar, the market is still comfortable adding to long positions as the Fed tapering remains on track," said Vassili Serebriakov, currency strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.

  • *Sterling hits highest in year vs euro after UK data. That kept world stocks hovering near 5 1/ 2- year highs, though the mood soured in Europe as Portugal suffered its worst day since July. Wall Street focused on another flurry of company earnings, including results from eBay and Netflix, and on' Redbook' data.

  • *UK jobs data drive sterling higher. UK unemployment slid to within a whisker of the level at which the Bank of England has said it might consider a rise in interest rates, driving sterling- the best performing major currency of the past six months- another half a percent higher against both the euro and dollar.

  • *Sterling hits highest in year vs euro after UK data. LONDON, Jan 22- World stocks edged back towards 5-1/ 2 year highs on Wednesday as moves to cool lending-market tensions in China gave an extra boost to the brightening global economic outlook.

  • Dollar up on Fed taper view, Canadian dollar sinks Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    The dollar rose versus the yen on Tuesday, helped by renewed talk that the U.S. Federal Reserve may announce a further taper next week.

  • The euro recovered slightly from a two-month low against the dollar on Monday, helped by higher short-term market interest rates.

  • *New Zealand dollar falls 1 percent vs dollar. LONDON, Jan 17- Strong British retail sales shook the pound out of a week-long torpor on Friday while the New Zealand dollar was the biggest faller among major currencies, halting a run to 9- month highs.

  • Dollar skids but uptrend seen intact; Aussie sinks Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    The Australian dollar tumbled to its lowest level since mid-2010 against a firmer U.S. dollar on Thursday.

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