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  • *Aussie awaits China manufacturing PMI data for cues. TOKYO, March 24- The dollar dipped against the euro and yen on Tuesday, succumbing to downward pressure from lower U.S. debt yields as investors remained jittery after last week's surprisingly dovish Federal Reserve policy statement. The Fed mentioning the dollar can be traced back to Yellen, and we are now...

  • Hands off the Fed! Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:19 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    Here's why Congress shouldn't have greater control over the Fed and monetary policy, say Vassar economics professors Paul Johnson and Robert Rebelein.

  • The dollar fell for a second straight session against a basket of major currencies after traders unwound bullish dollar positions.

  • How the smart money is set up for a Fed rate hike Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    A teller displays $100 dollar U.S. notes at a money exchange in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The so-called smart money is focused on currencies over bonds in anticipation of the Fed's long-awaited interest rate increase.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The Federal Reserve is "widely expected" to begin raising interest rates this year though the policy path remains uncertain, the central bank's second-in-command said on Monday, appearing to lay the groundwork for a less predictable future. Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said the stronger dollar and weak oil play a role in U.S. policymaking, but...

  • An eighth of a point Fed rate hike? Seriously? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    A market that just a week ago worried that the Fed would begin raising rates too soon is now entertaining a very different set of possibilities.

  • Santelli: Euro flies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Santelli: Euro flies

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and currencies.

  • 'Immaculate tightening' a fool's errand: BlackRock Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Peter Fisher, Senior Managing Director, BlackRock.

    The Federal Reserve is trying too hard to create the perfect environment for raising interest rates, BlackRock's Peter Fisher tells CNBC.

  • *Draghi speech, Greece in focus in Europe. "The clear outcome from the FOMC meeting was that it was seen as dovish," said John Hardy, currency strategist at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, adding that Bullard's comments weighed on the dollar. "It feels like the market does want to consolidate a bit here, this $1.075- 1.08 area has been a sticking point but I think we will get to...

  • This is what could drive stocks this week Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • LONDON, March 23- The euro fell on Monday, unable to build on its best weekly performance since late 2011 versus the dollar, on concerns about whether Greece can reach agreement with creditors to secure fresh funds. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was due to address a European Parliament committee, with Greece and the progress of the ECB's...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 3 Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, MARCH 23 BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the quarterly hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament- 1400 GMT. PODGORICA, Montenegro- European Central Bank policymaker Benoit Coeure speaks at an event to celebrate the conclusion of a cooperation program organized by the...

  • Watch for stock volatility next week Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • Big week ahead for the market Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Big week ahead for the market

    CNBC's Patti Domm shares what to look out for in the market during the week ahead.

  • *Gold up 2 pct on week after hitting 4- month low. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 20- Gold prices hit two-week highs on Friday and were poised for their biggest weekly jump since mid-January, after the U.S. Spot gold was up 1.2 percent at $1,184.55 an ounce by 1:55 p.m. EDT after hitting $1,187.80, and U.S. gold futures for April delivery closed up $15.60 an ounce at $1,184.60.

  • LONDON, March 20- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week, scheduled events, and the Reuters stories related to them. This in the second week of a 1 trillion euro bond-buying program from the European Central Bank. Other central banks, meanwhile, from Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden and Britain, are trying to...

  • *HSBC becomes first major FX player to raise euro targets. LONDON, March 20- If 25 countries cutting rates since the start of the year wasn't proof enough, this week's warning from Janet Yellen about the dollar's strength confirmed that the world's top central banks are fighting a currency war. From the ECB with its 1 trillion euro QE bazooka, China, India and Russia...

  • Silvia: Dollar isn't the Fed's responsibility Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Silvia: Dollar isn't the Fed's responsibility

    John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says the dollar isn't the Federal Reserve's responsibility, while explaining what two factors have changed the Fed's behavior in recent years.

  • Dollar bull run: Beginning of the end? Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Dollar bull run: Beginning of the end?

    Talking about the strong US dollar, Daragh Maher, senior G10 FX strategist at HSBC, discusses why he believes that we are seeing the end of the dollar bull run.

  • Fisher sees correction risk as traders grow 'lazy' Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:57 AM ET

    Former Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher sees the potential for a market correction of "substantial magnitude" as traders have grown "lazy."