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    The dollar was mixed Tuesday as investors took some profits from the greenback's recent strength and evaluated the Fed.

  • *Romania underperforms despite returning risk appetite. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 18- Romanian stocks and government bond prices eased on Tuesday after the Bucharest parliament passed a bill on the conversion of Swiss franc mortgages into leu at historically low rates, intensifying fears that bank costs will rise sharply. The Bucharest bourse's main index...

  • BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 18- The leu and Romanian stocks eased on Tuesday ahead of a vote in parliament on a bill on the conversion of Swiss franc mortgages into leu that could drive up banks' costs. "With a central bank board member saying outright last week that the central bank would step in should market turmoil arise, we see limited chances for euro/leu to move...

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    The dollar retreated as investors evaluated whether the Fed will let inflation run above target before raising interest rates.

  • *Bucharest stocks ease ahead of vote on CHF loan conversion bill. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Oct 17- Central European currencies were under pressure against the euro on Monday, with Poland's zloty touching a one-month low, on comments suggesting U.S. policymakers may be prepared to let inflation to run above target. Yields on longer-dated government bonds rose, tracking a...

  • The dollar posted a weekly performance best after strong U.S. retail sales and producer prices data for September.

  • *CHF loan conversion plans remain a worry in Poland, Romania. BUDAPEST/ BELGRADE, Oct 14- Short-term government bonds rose in Central Europe on Friday as higher yields on the region's paper compared to its western neighbours attracted investors, although a possible U.S. interest rate rise left the assets with an uncertain outlook. Hungary's 3- year bonds traded...

  • The dollar tumbled on Thursday, as risk appetite took a turn for the worse after soft Chinese trade data spooked the market.

  • The dollar held gains Wednesday after Fed meeting minutes reinforced expectations that the central bank would hike rates in December.

  • *Hungary debt agency changes date, topic of news conference. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 12- Central European currencies eased on Wednesday as a surging dollar triggered a selloff in emerging markets, with plans by Romania to convert Swiss franc mortgages adding pressure on the leu. Pressure on the region's currencies was lower than in Turkey or South Africa.

  • *Hungary to announce changes in debt management. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 12- The leu continued to ease on Wednesday as concerns over the Romanian government's plan to convert Swiss franc mortgages lingered after parliament postponed a vote on a bill on Tuesday. Conversions schemes have caused market jitters in Croatia, Hungary and Poland in past years due to...

  • The dollar hit a high on Tuesday as investors increased bets that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in December.

  • *Zagreb stocks hit 3-1/ 2 year high. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 11- Romania's leu firmed on Tuesday as lawmakers moved to alter a bill on converting Swiss franc mortgages into the local currency to ease the burden on banks. Other Central European states including Hungary and Poland have sought similar conversions in recent years.

  • BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 11- Romania's leu led a firmer trend in most Central European currencies on Tuesday after committees in its parliament moved to alter a bill on converting Swiss franc mortgages into leu to put less of a burden on local banks. Moves in Central European states including Hungary and Poland to convert similar Swiss franc loans have caused...

  • *Committees soften Romania's mortgages conversion bill Leu rebounds, but investors watch parliament vote on bill. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 11- The Romanian leu led a firming of Central European currencies on Tuesday after parliament committees made a bill on the conversion of Swiss franc mortgages less painful to banks. Legislative efforts in Central...

  • The pound steadied while the peso surged after the damaging publication of a video of Trump making vulgar comments about women.

  • *Zagreb stocks extend rallies as coalition talks seen succeeding. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 10- The leu eased on Monday ahead of a likely approval by Romanian parliament committees of a bill that would lay out the rules for the conversion of Swiss franc mortgages. Legislative efforts to get rid of toxic Swiss franc mortgages, which soured due to a surge of the franc,...

  • Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch, says that forex investors are still scratching their heads over sterling's so-called "flash crash" last week.

  • The sterling tripped lower, while the dollar slipped on news of unexpectedly weak U.S. job growth in September.

  • BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 7- The leu weakened on Friday as Romania prepared to vote on a plan to convert Swiss franc mortgages to the domestic currency, while industrial output data fueled optimism over Central European economies. Standard& Poor's is unlikely to improve Romania's rating later on Friday as the country's Dec. 11 elections make the outlook...