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  • Franc down 5% on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap.

  • FOREX-Franc down 5 percent on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:51 AM ET

    *Swiss franc down 5 percent this week. LONDON, Jan 30- The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap two weeks ago on Friday, with markets increasingly convinced the bank is now intervening on both euro and dollar markets. "Really what we're going through now is an exercise to determine where...

  • Will gold ever top $1,300 again? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 PM ET

    Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- The Swiss franc dominated trade on major currency markets again on Thursday, weakening against both the euro and U.S. dollar on renewed speculation of intervention by the Swiss National Bank, while commodity-based currencies fell against the greenback. The euro gained broadly, even in the face of Greek political ructions with the European...

  • FOREX-Swiss franc under pressure, euro broadly stronger Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 29- The Swiss franc dominated trade on major currency markets again on Thursday, weakening against the euro and the U.S. dollar on renewed speculation of intervention by the Swiss National Bank, while commodity-based currencies fell against the greenback. "Despite all the uncertainties related to Greece, the euro is trading resiliently off the...

  • Dollar firm post-Fed, franc eyed for intervention Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:37 AM ET
    Foreign exchange currencies.

    The U.S. dollar inched higher against the yen and was steady to the euro on Thursday after a Federal Reserve statement which.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds gains, Fed remains patient on policy Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    *Fed holds rates unchanged, repeats it is patient on policy. *New Zealand dollar drops to near four-year low. NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar strengthened on Wednesday in a broad advance that included gains against the euro and the Swiss franc, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's repeated message it remains "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates.

  • FOREX-Dollar firms in cautious trade before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar made a tepid advance against the euro and the Swiss franc on Wednesday but fell against the yen before a monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is expected to release a statement at 2 p.m. EST following a two-day meeting. "This is not so much about the Fed, but whether the U.S. economy can live with a stronger dollar,"...

  • Jan 28- Retail currency broker FXCM Inc said it would forgive about 90 percent of its clients for negative balances after the Swiss central bank removed a cap on the value of the Swiss franc against the euro. FXCM's shares rose 8.4 percent to $2.59 in early trading. FXCM customers lost more than $200 million from the surging Swiss franc and the company was rescued...

  • Jan 28- Retail currency broker FXCM Inc said it would "forgive" about 90 percent of its clients for negative balances in certain jurisdictions as a result of the Swiss National Bank's decision to remove the cap on the Swiss franc.

  • However, Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski said Poland would not follow Hungary in making banks convert Swiss franc mortgages to the local currency at below the current market rate. Instead, he said Poland will urge banks to let borrowers convert their loans into zlotys using the exchange rate of the day and with no commission. Economist Adam Antoniak with...

  • Dollar climbs, but caution reigns before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses.

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • JPMorgan profited from soaring Swiss franc - Bloomberg Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:47 PM ET

    Jan 27- JPMorgan Chase& Co's currency traders made a profit of as much as $300 million when the Swiss central bank shocked markets by scrapping its cap on the franc this month, Bloomberg reported, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. JPMorgan netted $250 million to $300 million on the day the Swiss National Bank removed the franc's ceiling of 1.20...

  • Swiss franc sees wild ride on central bank talk Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    A man holds a 100 Swiss franc bank note in front of an ATM in Bern.

    The Swiss franc continued to show volatility as the country's central bank signaled that it had not given up intervening in currency markets.

  • Euro rises against dollar; eyes on Fed Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Jan. 1, 2015.

    The euro rose against the dollar before a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve that may push back expectations for an interest rate rise.

  • ZURICH, Jan 27- The Swiss National Bank is ready to intervene in the foreign currency market to ease monetary policy after ditching its cap on the Swiss franc earlier this month, its vice-chairman said in an interview on Tuesday. Switzerland's central bank shocked financial markets by abandoning its three-year-old cap on the franc against the euro on Jan. 15, a...

  • Euro steadies despite Greek worries Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:46 AM ET

    The euro regained a foothold in early deals in London, investors choosing to take some profit on two days of steep losses.

  • Ruble hit as Obama slams Russia 'bullying' Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on December 11, 2014 in Washington.

    The price of the Russian ruble fell sharply against the U.S. dollar Monday after fighting increased in the eastern part of Ukraine.

  • Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    BUCHAREST, Romania— Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency loans. yelled up to 1,000 demonstrators gathered in a downtown square. " They have been hit by a strong franc and even more so after the Swiss...