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  • Stocks jump after China cuts rates @ Financial Times - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:42 AM EST

    Friday 15:30 GMT. Stocks are ending the week with solid gains after central banks in China and the eurozone sought to tackle fears about waning growth. Industrial commodities are rallying as hopes for ...

  • Eurozone recovery loses further steam in November Associated Press - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:54 AM EST
    The new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, is  photographed Monday, Nov.17, 2014. The ECB employees will move   into the new premises during the next weeks. The European Central Bank stands ready to buy government bonds if inflation in the 18-country eurozone fails to rise as anticipated, its president said Monday in a hint that helped shore up the region's stock markets and put pressure on the euro. Addressing lawmakers of the European Parliament, Mario Draghi said the bank's governing council remains unanimous in its commitment to using additional unconventional instruments within its mandate.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    LONDON (AP) — Like Japan, the 18-country eurozone faces the real prospect of sliding back into recession, a closely watched survey indicated Thursday, in an another downbeat development that's is likely to ratchet up the pressure on the European Central Bank to enact further stimulus.

  • Eurozone PMI Well Below Forecast — Markit @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:37 AM EST

    In a sign that the recession that ravaged the eurozone continues to drag on its economy, its most recent Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), as measured by Markit, missed most expectations on the low side. ...

  • Dollar Tree Earnings vs. Dollar General and Family Dollar Merger @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 3:56 PM EST

    Dollar Tree will report its third-quarter earnings Thursday morning, but the real issue may be the merger war taking place.

  • Draghi Says Bank Ready To Add More Stimulus Benzinga - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 8:28 AM EST

    The euro was steady at $1.25 at 7:00 GMT on Tuesday morning despite comments from the ECB’s Mario Draghi on Monday. The common currency has been under pressure recently as the region’s financials indicate ...

  • Why has the US dollar strengthened recently? Market Realist - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    The Fed has held rates near zero since December 2008, and any increase would lead the dollar to strengthen against other currencies.

  • Euro Above $1.25 Despite Poor GDP Figures Benzinga - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 8:19 AM EST

    The euro was steady above $1.25 on Monday morning after eurozone data out last week showed that the bloc’s economy grew only modestly in the third quarter. The common currency traded at $1.2523 at 7:50 ...

  • Eurozone GDP Leaves Something To Be Desired Benzinga - Fri, Nov 14, 2014 7:55 AM EST

    The euro was steady above $1.24, even as GDP data came out showing that the eurozone probably only narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter. The common currency traded at $1.2453 at 7:00 GMT as ...

  • Wall Street undermined by crude slide @ Financial Times - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 2:26 PM EST

    Thursday 19:20 GMT. US stocks gave back early gains as the energy sector came under pressure from a renewed slide for oil prices, although the underlying mood on Wall Street remained positive as confidence ...

  • Dollar bandwagon starting to get a little crowded CNBC - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 8:56 AM EST
    ETFs minted to court the bullish US dollar

    No question, the U.S. dollar is the trade du jour. Investors are betting on the buck for good reason. But there are risks.

  • The euro was steady at $1.246 at 7:30 GMT on Thursday morning as the dollar's rally was put on hold while investors waited for fresh data. The common currency has been under pressure recently as the region’s ...

  • Currency trading scam: How it worked @ USA TODAY - Wed, Nov 12, 2014 6:48 PM EST

    The currency market trades $5 trillion a day – more than 100 times more than the NYSE.

  • Be wary of the consensus on euro @ Financial Times - Wed, Nov 12, 2014 3:02 PM EST

    If being ripped off by a bank makes one a "numpty", as some of those rigging foreign exchange markets dubbed their victims, then we are all numpties. But when it comes to new and interesting ...

  • If You Think Dollar Is Strong, Yuan Is Stronger @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 12, 2014 2:08 AM EST

    With more monetary easing from the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan, the U.S. dollar has gone progressively stronger - except when it compares to yuan. Since June, the Chinese currency has gained ...

  • Divergence in global growth causes divergent monetary policies Market Realist - Tue, Nov 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    The somewhat more hawkish tone from the Fed had the predictable impact of pushing the dollar higher and gold, which has fallen below $1,200/ounce, lower.

  • Euro Sinks After ECB Hints At More Easing Benzinga - Fri, Nov 7, 2014 9:07 AM EST

    The euro fell below $1.24 to finish the week after Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting reignited speculation of more easing to come. The common currency traded at $1.2395 at 8:30 GMT on Friday morning ...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank leaves its key interest rate at record low of 0.05 percent.

  • Despite fragile economy, ECB to sit tight Associated Press - Thu, Nov 6, 2014 2:44 AM EST

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Despite the eurozone economy's sluggishness, the European Central Bank is likely to refrain from offering more monetary support at its meeting Thursday as it looks to existing stimulus programs to start working.

  • WeSwap has an interesting idea for consumers who are traveling abroad. Instead of heading to the nearest currency exchange at an airport (which could result in astronomical fees), WeSwap wants consumers ...

  • ECB to sit tight despite fragile economy Associated Press - Wed, Nov 5, 2014 8:34 AM EST
    European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. European Union slashed its economic growth forecasts for the bloc on Tuesday, indicating the recovery will remain sluggish amid problems for the biggest economies, particularly France. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The sobering economic news just keeps coming, yet the European Central Bank appears stuck in wait and see mode — held up by policy disputes and a desire to see whether recent stimulus measures are working.

  • Euro Below $1.25 Ahead Of ECB Meeting Benzinga - Mon, Nov 3, 2014 8:27 AM EST

    The euro began the week below $1.25 with investors looking ahead to Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting, which most are expecting to yield no major policy changes. The common currency traded at $1.2495 ...

  • Why the interest rate differential is moving in favor of the USD Market Realist - Mon, Nov 3, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    The Fed is expected to raise interest rates in 2015. The Fed is watching U.S. labor market data to determine when the U.S. economy is ready for its interest rate hike.

  • Why the strengthening US dollar caused gold prices to decrease Market Realist - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    Gold is mainly traded in the U.S dollar (or USD). As a result, a weaker USD makes gold cheaper for other nations to purchase. It increases their demand for gold.

  • Dollar General Takes Its Offer to Family Dollar Shareholders @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 9:50 AM EDT

    The battle over which company will acquire Family Dollar Stores has shifted from competing offers to a proxy fight that will be decided at Family Dollar's annual meeting.

  • Must-know: Why a stronger US dollar affects eBay Market Realist - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Not only eBay—the whole technology sector seems to have been impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar. Recently, Apple Inc announced its earnings, and it too expects significant headwinds from U.S dollar appreciation ...

  • Euro Responds To Federal Reserve Conclusion Benzinga - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:58 AM EDT

    The euro fell markedly lower on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve finished tapering its $85 billion-per-month quantitative easing program on Wednesday. The common currency traded at $1.2572 at 8:00 ...

  • Euro Region Faces Deflation @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

    The recent drop in commodity prices weighs on the prices of goods and services across Europe

  • Eurozone survey does not ease recession fears @ USA TODAY - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:31 PM EDT

    Economic fears remain despite a stronger than anticipated survey out Thursday.

  • Investors Wary Ahead Of ECB Stress Test Results Benzinga - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 8:16 AM EDT

    The euro traded steadily at $1.2645 at 7:00 GMT on Thursday morning after falling below $1.27 on Wednesday as investors worried about the results of the European Central Bank's banking stress tests. The ...

  • S&P 500 slips; Could end a four-day winning streak Associated Press - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 3:13 PM EDT
    Specialist Michael Gagliano, left, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Stocks are opening mixed as investors look over earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in late afternoon trading on Wednesday, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index had its biggest gain of the year. That broad index is on track to end four days of gains after a stretch of tumultuous trading in recent weeks.

  • Euro Steady Ahead Of Economic Data This Week Benzinga - Mon, Oct 20, 2014 8:31 AM EDT

    The euro began the week trading steadily at $1.2757 at 7:00 GMT on Monday morning. The common currency could be in for another fall if the region’s recovery continues to decline as investors lose confidence. ...

  • Euro Marginally Higher As Dollar Weakens Benzinga - Thu, Oct 16, 2014 7:57 AM EDT

    The euro made its way higher on Thursday due in large part to a weaker dollar. The common currency traded at $1.2788 at 8:00 GMT despite a growing dispute between the EU and France over the nation’s 2015 ...

  • US report criticizes China's currency policy Associated Press - Wed, Oct 15, 2014 6:14 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that China's currency remains "significantly undervalued," but it stopped short of citing China or any other country for unfairly manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages.

  • Bonds rally, stocks fall as global economy fears mount Reuters - Wed, Oct 15, 2014 6:13 PM EDT
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks took a pounding on Wednesday, although Wall Street managed to peddle back from its steepest lows, and safe-haven government debt prices rose after U.S. A key gauge of Wall Street anxiety hit its highest level since November 2011 as investors rushed to buy protection against further losses, and options activity surged …

  • Hamzei Analytics HFT Forex strategist Ashraf Laidi said something unusual happened when U.S. equities markets closed down on Monday. "We saw the U.S. dollar falling alongside the stock market," ...

  • Why a single banking framework might help repair money in Europe Market Realist - Wed, Oct 15, 2014 3:13 PM EDT

    “The integrity of this common currency has been under doubt since the peak of the Euro area crisis," said Mario Draghi.

  • The euro lost some ground against the dollar as the greenback recovered after steep fall overnight. The common currency traded at $1.2695 at 8:30 GMT as concern about the region’s growth continued to weigh. ...

  • Should we take it as an omen that this week sees the release of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day what with the stock market getting pounded the way it has? Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine, for one, calls it a "minor miracle...It’s funny, fast, and charming." The Boston Globes' Tom Russo, meanwhile, …

  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG ) today announced that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information ("Second Request") from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") ...

  • Euro Slightly Higher On Weak Dollar Benzinga - Thu, Oct 9, 2014 7:11 AM EDT

    The euro made some gains against the dollar on Thursday after the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes highlighted the bank’s concerns about the U.S. economy.  The common currency traded at $1.2757 at 7:30 ...

  • Teneo: Abe Unlikely To Intervene With Yen @ Barrons.com - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:32 PM EDT

    The Japanese yen fell nearly 6% against the dollar since September, at one point reaching 110 per dollar. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is in a conundrum. It must have been mentally prepared for a weaker yen, as the Bank of Japan has been pumping 60 to 70 billion yen into the economy, but the broadly stronger …

  • Strengthening Dollar Isn’t All Good News for the U.S The Fiscal Times - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 3:03 PM EDT
    Here’s Why Most City Dwellers Can’t Afford a Home

    The idea that the United States should strive to keep the value of the dollar high in terms of its exchange rate with foreign currencies seems, on its face, to make a lot of sense. A strong dollar tends to reflect a strengthening economy. It can protect against inflation, and give U.S. Who could possibly be against a …

  • Jens Weidmann Critical Of ECB's Stimulus Plan Benzinga - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 8:33 AM EDT

    The euro traded steadily above $1.26 on Wednesday following the International Monetary Fund’s decision to downgrade their forecast for the eurozone economy. The common currency traded at $1.2652 at 8:40 ...

  • China currency push takes aim at dollar @ USA TODAY - Tue, Oct 7, 2014 5:25 PM EDT

    Asia giant wants to make the renminbi part of an ubiquitous monetary unit used in official transactions around the world.

  • EU And France At Odds Over Budget Benzinga - Tue, Oct 7, 2014 8:57 AM EDT

    The euro was steady above $1.26 on Tuesday morning despite more worries about the eurozone economy. The common currency traded at $1.2651 at 7:00 GMT as investors watched a battle between the EU and France ...

  • Euro Down To $1.25 As Dollar Rises Benzinga - Mon, Oct 6, 2014 7:05 AM EDT

    The euro began the week slightly higher after falling Friday to a more than two-year low. The common currency traded at $1.2539 at 8:00 GMT as data from the eurozone and the United States highlighted the ...

  • [$$] Dollar Daze @ Barrons.com - Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:01 AM EDT

    As in those old Charles Atlas ads that promised strength in order to keep from getting sand kicked in your face, the dollar has recently bulked up from a 100-pound weakling into a muscle-bound stud. Has ...

  • Why a Strong Greenback Could Have Markets Seeing Red The Fiscal Times - Thu, Oct 2, 2014 2:30 PM EDT
    Here’s Why Most City Dwellers Can’t Afford a Home

    The U.S. dollar has been on an incredible run higher, up roughly 8 percent since July in barnstorming fashion: The greenback has broken a long-term resistance line going back to 2005, is up 11 weeks in ...

  • NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

  • Euro Presses Lower Ahead Of ECB Meeting Benzinga - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 8:06 AM EDT

    The euro sunk even lower on Wednesday as poor eurozone data made it even more clear that the Fed and the ECB are moving in opposite directions. The common currency traded at $1.2620 at 4:00 GMT as investors ...

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