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  • Dollar gains on better-than-expected housing data Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    U.S. housing starts surged past expectations in July, snapping two straight months of declines.

  • Dollar gains on easing tensions and housing data Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    The US dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday on reduced concerns over Russia and Ukraine and positive US housing data.

  • *Tensions in Ukraine push yen, Swiss franc higher. NEW YORK, Aug 15- The dollar fell on Friday, hurt by generally weak U.S. economic data this week and heightened tensions in Ukraine that pushed Treasury yields lower. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine, calling the Ukrainian report "some kind of fantasy.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc advanced on Friday after heightened tension in Ukraine that saw the government's artillery destroy a "significant" part of a Russian armored column.

  • Dollar gets no safe-haven love from Ukraine drama Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    The dollar failed to get a safe-haven boost despite news that the Ukraine-Russia conflict had entered a potentially dangerous phase.

  • *UK GDP data cold comfort for sterling. LONDON, Aug 15- The euro was on track for a second week of losses against the dollar on Friday, and hovered near five-month lows against the Swiss franc, on concerns about the euro zone's economic prospects and expectations for more stimulus. The data confirmed that the UK economy grew at its fastest annual pace in over six years.

  • *UK GDP data in focus in European session. LONDON, Aug 15- The euro was on track for its fifth week of losses against the dollar on Friday, and hovered near five-month lows against the Swiss franc on growing worries about the euro zone's gloomy economic prospects and more monetary stimulus.

  • Dollar edges up from early losses in thin trading Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    A robust U.S. 30-year bond auction supported Treasuries prices in general and weighed on yields, which has underpinned the greenback, analysts said.

  • Dollar trips as US retail sales disappoint Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    The British pound also falls on inflation, wages data, and the yen is subdued after Japan's Q2 GDP contraction.

  • Euro heads for 9-month lows, German ZEW seen weak Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:48 AM ET

    The euro fell towards 9-month lows against the dollar on Tuesday, as investors positioned for a weak German sentiment survey.

  • Norwegian crown hits 7-week high Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    The Norwegian crown hit a seven-week high against the euro after Norway reported consumer inflation unexpectedly jumped in July.

  • Yen, Swissie gain as Iraq ripples through markets Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    The euro gained against the dollar and sterling, and investors flocked to the Swiss Franc and yen as Obama approved air strikes in Iraq.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- The yen and Swiss franc rose on Friday as investors sought the relative safety of these currencies after yet another spurt of geopolitical tension that saw the United States launch an air strike against Iraq for the first time since American troops withdrew in 2011..

  • FOREX-Euro inches higher, eyes on Iraq, Russia Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 8- The euro gained back some ground against the dollar and sterling on Friday, while investors sought the traditional safety of the yen and Swiss franc after U.S. President Barack Obama approved air strikes in Iraq.

  • Yen sags on Japan pension plans; Euro holds steady Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    The yen came under pressure from Japan's plans to increase its pension allocation to the domestic stock market.

  • ZURICH, Aug 7- Nestle announced an 8 billion Swiss franc share buyback on Thursday and revealed stronger sales growth in emerging markets in contrast to other big consumer products companies.

  • ZURICH, Aug 7- Nestle, the world's biggest food group, announced an 8 billion Swiss franc share buyback and stood by its full-year sales forecast on Thursday, after revenue growth in emerging markets picked up in the second quarter.

  • Euro sets new 9-month low after German data Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    The dollar held near an 11-month high, supported by upbeat U.S. data, while the New Zealand dollar took a hit from a fall in dairy prices.

  • Dollar extends gains on services, factory data Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The US dollar extended a rally after an 8-1/2 year high in services growth and a bigger-than-expected increase in factory orders.

  • Euro dips on weaker service sector surveys Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    The euro headed back below $1.34 on Tuesday after a survey of Italian service sector purchasing managers disappointed on the low side.