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  • 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 ...

  • Australia: I should be so lucky @ Financial Times - 23 hours ago

    The lucky country. The 1964 book that provided the nickname for Australia was, in fact, a critique of the nation. In the past decade of Chinese growth, it has made sense to interpret the moniker unironically. ...

  • Our Top Picks in the Energy Patch @ Morningstar - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Plus, our take on the prospects for Canadian energy, where insufficient pipeline capacity is limiting access to export markets.

  • ICAP warns of 15% fall in revenues @ Financial Times - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 3:46 AM EDT

    Interdealer broker ICAP has warned that half-year revenues are likely to be 15 per cent lower than last year due to trading performance being "materially impacted" by a lull in market activity ...

  • People's Bank of China seeks to combat complacent perceptions @ Financial Times - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7:08 PM EDT

    China's quest to internationalise the ­renminbi will ultimately depend on opening its capital markets and allowing the currency to trade more freely. The Chinese authorities - acutely aware of the cost ...

  • Surging US dollar threatens emerging markets' carry trades @ Financial Times - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:50 PM EDT

    The term "carry trade" sounds innocuous, even benign. But as the US dollar continues to surge, the multitrillion dollar flow that has engorged emerging markets (EMs) risks reversing, threatening ...

  • New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank sells Associated Press - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 3:26 AM EDT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand dollar sank Monday after the central bank disclosed it conducted its biggest sell-off of the currency in seven years to lower an exchange rate that is squeezing exporters.

  • Euro Set To Finish The Week Above $1.27 Benzinga - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 8:04 AM EDT

    The euro made its way back above $1.27 to finish the week after plunging to its lowest level since November of 2012 on Thursday. The common currency traded at $1.2748 at 8:00 GMT on Friday morning as the ...

  • US stocks slide as Apple takes a hit @ Financial Times - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 4:23 PM EDT

    Thursday 21:15 BST. A distinctly bearish mood swept through US and European equity markets as technology stocks were dragged down by a sharp fall for Apple after problems with its latest iPhone software ...

  • A Strong U.S. Dollar vs. Corporate Profit @ Barrons.com - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    It's a miserable day for U.S. As Briefing.com writes: The US Dollar Index has seen a huge move in the third quarter, rising 6.9% to leave it up 6.5% for the year.  The bulk of that quarterly gain has come in the latter half of the quarter as the euro, pound, and yen have fallen out of bed with currency traders.

  • 3 reasons why the US dollar should strengthen in 2014 Market Realist - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 1:58 PM EDT

    But while the currency has been range bound for the past two years, there are three reasons why I would expect a stronger dollar over the next year.

  • NZ dollar slides on talk of intervention from central bank chief @ Financial Times - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:47 AM EDT

    The New Zealand dollar was the biggest casualty in a broad currency sell-off against the dollar after the country's central bank chief threatened possible intervention. Calling the currency's level against ...

  • Is the US dollar finally stabilizing from high volatility? Market Realist - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 9:57 AM EDT

    Many investors are asking me about my outlook for the currency for the rest of 2014. First, it’s important to put recent gains in context. The dollar, along with every other asset class, has been volatile ...

  • The U.S. dollar rose to a four-year high before U.S. releases its GDP data tomorrow. Traders are placing a 78% chance bet on the Federal Reserve to hike interest rate by next September, according to Bloomberg. ...

  • [$$] The Dollar Rally May Have a Long Way to Run @ Barrons.com - Wed, Sep 24, 2014 6:39 PM EDT

    The dollar index is technically overbought, meaning that it has risen too far, too fast, to sustain its current pace. Since peaking in 2011, the CurrencyShares Yen Trust is down more than 30% and is the weakest major currency of all.

  • Must-know: Why is the US dollar heading higher? Market Realist - Wed, Sep 24, 2014 3:44 PM EDT

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comment that the Fed could hike short-term rates six-months following the end of quantitative easing (or QE) earlier this year, came as a surprise.

  • Euro Gets Some Relief Following German Business Survey Benzinga - Wed, Sep 24, 2014 7:49 AM EDT

    The euro made a modest recovery late on Tuesday and traded steadily at $1.2856 at 7:00 GMT on Wednesday morning. The common currency suffered through the beginning of the week after PMI data confirmed ...

  • Stratasys: GrabCAD Deal Gives New Revenue Source, Says RBC @ Barrons.com - Tue, Sep 23, 2014 3:32 PM EDT

    RBC Capital Markets's Amit Daryanani today reiterates an Outperform rating on shares of 3-D printer maker Stratasys (SSYS), and a $130 price target, after the company this morning announced it completed purchase of computer-aided design (CAD) software maker GrabCAD, based in Boston, which designs tools that let people who …

  • Why gold and the US dollar have an inverse relationship Market Realist - Tue, Sep 23, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Gold and the U.S. dollar were associated when the gold standard was being used. During this time, the value of a unit of currency was tied to the specific amount of gold. The gold standard was used from ...

  • Eurozone survey signals waning growth Associated Press - Tue, Sep 23, 2014 5:21 AM EDT

    LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

  • The euro began the week below $1.29 as the region’s economy continued to sag. The common currency traded at $1.2826 at 6:00 GMT ahead of a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French ...

  • Barclays: Falling Yen Unlikely To Help Exporters @ Barrons.com - Mon, Sep 22, 2014 3:41 AM EDT

    A popular conception with Japanese equities is that falling yen may help exporters. Unfortunately, a weaker yen may not help the exporters very much, wrote analyst Kyohei Morita and team in a report published today. Second, one sees the disconnect in historical data: Export volume continues to look flat at best nearly …

  • GBP/USD: Pandora's Box Remained Closed. Benzinga - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:48 PM EDT

    GROWTHACES.COM Trading Positions: EUR/USD: long at 1.2920, target 1.3100, stop-loss 1.2830 EUR/CHF: long at 1.2085, target 1.2160, stop-loss 1.2045   EUR/USD: Draghi's speech on Monday of key importance ...

  • London FX video: after the Scottish referendum MrTopStep.com - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 9:43 AM EDT

    Up all night following, trading, tweeting and now tired/ready for sleep… but still privileged to see the democratic process working easily, correctly and accepted by all! Some comments on the euro and ...

  • Sterling rallies as Scottish results trickle in @ Financial Times - Thu, Sep 18, 2014 11:02 PM EDT

    Friday 03:30 BST. Sterling rallied strongly against all major currencies during the Asian session as results begin to drip in from the Scottish referendum on independence. The pound rose to its highest ...

  • Why global growth divergence is strengthening the US dollar Market Realist - Thu, Sep 18, 2014 6:21 PM EDT

    With U.S. growth on the rise while Europe is stalling and Japan is struggling with the negative effects of its recent hike in the consumption tax, it should come as no surprise that the dollar is trading ...

  • Dollar jumps as traders absorb Fed update @ Financial Times - Thu, Sep 18, 2014 5:38 AM EDT

    Thursday 10:35 BST. The US dollar is stronger, Treasury prices weaker, while US and European equity benchmarks are firmer as investors absorb the Federal Reserve's latest policy update. Sterling is up ...

  • Use of euro-renminbi options surges @ Financial Times - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:16 PM EDT

    Rising renminbi trade settlement and a sliding euro are fuelling a surge in hedging between the two currencies both by multinationals and investors. Daily trading volume in euro-renminbi options has risen ...

  • Argentina peso sags to 15 a dollar on black market Associated Press - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 6:20 PM EDT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The value of Argentina's peso has hit its lowest level ever on the black market.

  • Family Dollar urges rejection of Dollar General @ USA TODAY - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:34 AM EDT

    Company asks shareholders to reject hostile $9.1B takeover offer.

  • Deal would bolster Dollar General against Wal-Mart @ USA TODAY - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 8:33 PM EDT

    Dollar General has made a $9.1 billion hostile bid for Family Dollar.

  • Dollar General goes hostile in bid for Family Dollar @ Los Angeles Times - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 5:57 PM EDT

    Dollar General Corp. is going hostile with its $9.1-billion bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.

  • Rivals' pursuit of Family Dollar turns hostile @ USA TODAY - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 5:47 PM EDT

    Dollar General's bid for Family Dollar works out to $80 per share, topping Dollar Tree's.

  • The Family Dollar Takeover War Goes Before the Shareholders @ BusinessWeek - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

    Dollar General goes directly to shareholders of rival Family Dollar and asks them to consider a higher price as well as antitrust issues

  • Currency question at heart of Scottish debate Associated Press - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:01 AM EDT

    LONDON (AP) — In for a penny, in for a pound.

  • Fed Watch: Emerging Currency, Bonds At Risk? @ Barrons.com - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 9:02 AM EDT

    As the U.S. dollar loses its appeal as an international funding source, emerging markets could bear the brunt of less money sloshing around. As the Federal Reserve nears the end of its asset-purchase program, ...

  • Dollar General takes offer to Family Dollar investors @ USA TODAY - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 6:19 AM EDT

    Dollar General takes its offer to shareholders after board rejection.

  • As a result, US dollar is losing the status of a funding currency and US capital is likely to stay at home instead investing in domestic bonds and stocks, says Morgan Stanley: USD-denominated funds are no longer the cheapest. The dollar has fallen 0.6% against the Malaysian ringgit, 0.1% against the Philippines peso and …

  • American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher Associated Press - Tue, Sep 9, 2014 4:53 PM EDT
    American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.

  • Dollar Purchases Curbed In Argentina @ Barrons.com - Mon, Sep 8, 2014 3:19 PM EDT

    As Argentine people desperately ditch their currency for dollars, the Argentine government last week set more limits. The Argentine government can't easily borrow money abroad after its recent default on debt, the second default in 13 years. The increase from the previous floor of 7,200 pesos comes amid growing concerns …

  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree would shed stores for Family Dollar merger @ Los Angeles Times - Mon, Sep 8, 2014 7:45 AM EDT

    Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor....

  • Germany exported goods to the value of 101.0 billion euros and imported goods to the value of 77.6 billion euros in July 2014. This is the highest monthly export value ever reported. Based on provisional ...

  • Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again Associated Press - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 1:48 PM EDT
    In this Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a customer carries out her purchases from a Family Dollar store in Jackson, Miss. Family Dollar on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 rejected Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar.

  • Dollar General Not Giving Up on Family Dollar Acquisition 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    The announcement earlier Friday morning that Family Dollar had rejected Dollar General’s latest offer does not appear to have quelled Dollar General’s ardor at all.

  • Family Dollar rejects sweetened takeover offer from Dollar General @ Los Angeles Times - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:36 AM EDT

    Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor....

  • Send yourself to Europe, not your portfolio @ USA TODAY - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:14 AM EDT

    Europe's cheap, but the euro's getting cheaper.

  • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's higher bid @ USA TODAY - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 10:13 AM EDT

    Company cites antitrust concerns for the rejection.

  • Why Family Dollar Wants Dollar Tree Over Dollar General 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 9:35 AM EDT

    A Family Dollar press release issued Friday goes into substantial detail about why the much smaller offer from Dollar Tree is better for its shareholders.

  • ECB surprises markets with rate cut, asset purchases @ Los Angeles Times - Thu, Sep 4, 2014 12:45 PM EDT

    The European Central Bank, in a surprise move Thursday, cut its main interest rate to rock bottom and said it would buy certain securities and bonds in a bid to stimulate growth and combat increasing risks ...

  • Euro tanks after surprise interest rate cut Associated Press - Thu, Sep 4, 2014 8:14 AM EDT

    LONDON (AP) — The euro slid sharply after the European Central Bank surprised traders by trimming its main interest rate to a record low of 0.05 percent from the previous low of 0.15 percent.

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