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  • Negative yields: What could go wrong? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Shanghai Stock Exchange

    Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory to eke out economic growth, but unintended, counterproductive outcomes may emerge.

  • Dollar flat, set to extend monthly winning streak Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    The dollar index ended stayed on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving data and comments from Fed officials.

  • Dollar reaches 1-month high on data, Fed remarks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The dollar rose to a one-month high as data on U.S. inflation and business orders and Fed officials' remarks.

  • Swiss franc losing its luster?   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:13 AM ET
    Swiss franc losing its luster?

    Former Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman Jim O'Neill shares his thoughts on currencies and shorting the Swiss franc. Also O'Neill weighs in on why he thinks the U.S. structural story is not so powerful.

  • Dollar weakens as Yellen indicates no rush on rates Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    The dollar edged down after Fed Chair Janet Yellen held back from giving a clear view on when the Fed may begin raising interest rates.

  • Dollar slips as Yellen shows no rush to raise rates Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    The dollar edged down against the yen Janet Yellen suggested the Fed won't be rushed into kicking off the U.S. interest rate tightening cycle.

  • Swiss franc falls towards 5-week lows, Greek deal Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos, left, talks with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis at a euro zone finance ministers meeting to discuss Athens' plans to reverse austerity measures, in Brussels, Feb. 20, 2015.

    The Swiss franc shed over 1 percent against the dollar, dropping towards five-week lows as some of the Greece-related safety flows waned.

  • *Bond investors sell Germany, buy Italy and Spain. LONDON, Feb 23- Shares rose and the safe-haven Swiss franc fell against the euro on Monday after Greece reached a conditional deal with its international parteners to avert an immediate financial crisis. The agreement keeps Greece in the euro zone, though it will live under the EU/IMF rescue plan its government...

  • *Greece still has to submit list of planned reforms later in day. LONDON, Feb 23- The Swiss franc fell towards five-week lows on Monday, as some of the Greek-related safety flows waned after a conditional loan extension for Greece was reached late last week. "Clearly, they want to keep Greece in the euro zone and as a consequence some of the safe-haven plays are being...

  • Euro gains on reports a Greek deal reached Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:06 PM ET

    The euro jumped against the dollar in midday trading on reports that a deal had been reached between Greece and the European Central Bank.

  • Dollar recoups ground on talk of SNB buying Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
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    The dollar recovered on talk the Swiss National Bank was buying the greenback.

  • Nestle CEO: We're offsetting Swiss Franc moves   Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Nestle CEO: We're offsetting Swiss Franc moves

    Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, talks the current volatility in the Swiss franc and the measures the company is taking to offset that.

  • Swiss exports fall in month SNB removes cap on franc Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:02 AM ET

    ZURICH, Feb 18- Swiss exports fell 0.8 percent in January in real terms from a year earlier, when adjusted to take account for one less working day than last year, with sales of chemicals and pharmaceuticals hard hit, the Federal Customs Office said on Thursday. The surge in the Swiss franc since Switzerland scrapped the currency's cap in mid-January may also have...

  • Euro rises 0.7 pct, despite Greek talks collapse Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:59 AM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    The euro recovered from initial losses, helped by a bounce in German investor sentiment.

  • Euro edges up before crunch meeting on Greece Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 8:56 AM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    The euro inched higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers that investors expect will find enough common ground to support Greece.

  • *UBS, Credit Suisse expand off-shoring centers in Poland. WARSAW/ KRAKOW, Feb 15- Swiss financial titans UBS and Credit Suisse are expanding their operations in provincial Poland in a cost-saving drive made more urgent by the surge in the value of the Swiss franc. Even before the Swiss central bank abandoned its cap on the currency in January, the cost of taking on...

  • Euro set for third straight week of gains Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    The euro edged higher on Friday, putting it on course for a third straight week of gains, its best performance in just under a year.

  • Dollar slides on soft U.S. data; euro gets relief Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Euro

    The dollar dropped across the board on Thursday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data.

  • ZURICH, Feb 12- Credit Suisse has announced a 25 percent boardroom pay cut and reduced bonuses for other top staff while also setting out a range of measures to tackle the surge in the Swiss franc. As global banks face renewed scrutiny after Britain's HSBC admitted failings by its Swiss private bank that may have allowed customers to dodge taxes, Credit Suisse...

  • ZURICH, Feb 12- Board members of Credit Suisse are taking a 25 percent pay cut and bonuses for top staff are being slashed after a hefty fine from U.S. authorities, the bank said as it also set out a range of measures to tackle the surge in the Swiss franc. Shares in the Zurich- based lender surged more than 9 percent but remained well below their level before the Swiss...