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  • US DOLLAR STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER DATA.

  • US DOLLAR WEAKENS TO SESSION LOWS OF 117.75 YEN, EURO GAINS TO $1.2566.

  • US DOLLAR GAINS AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER CONSUMER PRICE DATA, JOBLESS CLAIMS.

  • LONDON, Nov 20- The dollar eased off a seven-year peak just shy of 119 yen on Thursday ahead of data that is expected to show U.S. consumer prices moderating as deflationary forces take hold across the globe. The dollar earlier romped as far as 118.98 yen, its highest since August 2007, after minutes from the Federal Reserve suggested the United States is still...

  • Pro expects consumer spending jolt     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    William Lee, Citi, explains why he is concerned about consumer spending amid Federal Reserve uncertainty.

  • LONDON, Nov 20- The dollar powered to a seven-year peak just shy of 119 yen on Thursday after Federal Reserve minutes suggested the United States is still likely to raise interest rates next year, in stark contrast to Japan's ultra-loose policy outlook. The greenback last traded at 118.63 yen, 0.6 percent higher on the day and up around 9 percent since the Bank of...

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Nov 20- The yen slid on Thursday, striking seven-year lows against the dollar and a six-year trough versus the euro as speculators poured into carry trades funded by a tide of super-cheap liquidity from the Bank of Japan. The dollar romped as far as 118.64 yen, its highest level since August 2007. The greenback last traded at 118.62 yen, up 0.6...

  • What matters for markets next year: Goldman Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Statues of a bull and a bear outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

    It's crystal-ball time for markets and Goldman Sachs is no different, outlining top-10 themes for 2015, eyeing the economic recovery, China and oil.

  • *MSCI Asia index excluding Japan slips 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3 percent, briefly touching a three-week low. The China flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index published on Thursday showed factory output contracted in the world's third-biggest economy for the first time in six...

  • Nikkei advances on weak yen, global demand hopes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday as a further weakening of the yen boosted market sentiment. The Nikkei benchmark added 0.2 percent to 17,318.85 "A huge chunk of Japanese corporate profits come from overseas, and with the weak yen, investors are rushing to buy today," said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex Inc. in Tokyo.

  • *MSCI Asia index excluding Japan slips 0.3 percent. TOKYO, Nov 20- Asian mostly stocks fell on Thursday apart from Tokyo, where shares bucked the downward trend and rose in reaction to a further weakening in the yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, with an extended decline in oil and other commodity prices continuing to...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 20- The yen slid on Thursday, striking seven-year lows against the dollar and a six-year trough versus the euro as speculators poured into carry trades funded by a tide of super-cheap liquidity from the Bank of Japan. The dollar romped as far as 118.09 yen, up over a full yen in 24 hours and almost 10 yen since the BOJ sprang its surprise stimulus steps on...

  • FOREX-Dollar reaches seven-year highs against yen Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Diverging economic outlooks for the United States, Europe and Japan make it likely that the Fed will begin raising rates next year while the Japanese and European central banks maintain stimulus to try to facilitate growth in their regions. "The market is still bullish on the dollar and is looking for dips to buy," said Greg Anderson, global head of FX strategy for...

  • US DOLLAR SLIGHTLY WEAKER AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER FED MINUTES.

  • LONDON, Nov 19- The dollar hit a seven-year high against the yen on Wednesday ahead of minutes from the U.S. U.S. equity futures pointed to a flat opening on Wall Street while oil prices recovered a touch but stayed near four-year lows on signs of disagreement between OPEC members before a meeting next week. Petr Krpata, currency strategist at ING, said the Fed...

  • LONDON, Nov 19- The dollar hit a seven-year high against the yen on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve minutes that could shed more light on the divergence in monetary policy between the U.S. central bank and its major global peers. The dollar rose as high as 117.65 yen, its highest level since October 2007, and was last trading at 117.55 yen, up 0.6 percent on the day.

  • Why you should care about Japan     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at why investors should care about the Bank of Japan's decision to keep QE intact.

  • Bank of Japan keeps QE intact     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan's governor says fiscal reform is the government's job and indicates CPI could slow below one-percent, reports CNBC's Kaori Enjoji.

  • *European shares, hit by miners, follow Asia down. LONDON, Nov 19- Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the dollar rose broadly, hitting a new seven-year high against the yen, as investors focused on the divergent outlooks for the world's major economies. Oil prices stayed near 4- year lows on signs of disagreement between OPEC members before a meeting...

  • LONDON, Nov 19- The dollar hit a fresh seven-year high against the yen on Wednesday, and held near a 14- month peak versus sterling, as investors added favourable bets ahead of Federal Reserve minutes that could highlight policy divergence with its peers. The yen was on the defensive, falling to a six-year trough against the euro, after Japanese Prime Minister...