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  • European stocks rebound on upbeat earnings AFP - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
    European stocks rebound on upbeat earnings

    Stock brokers work at the stock exchange in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany on March 14, 2014. Germany's DAX stock index fell below 9,000 points during afternoon trading

  • FOREX -Euro dips after Draghi says ECB may ease policy further Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    * ECB's Draghi reiterates warning about QE, negative rates LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - The euro gave up gains against the dollar on Thursday, after ECB President Mario Draghi once again flagged the risk of asset purchases to ward off deflation risks and said a rise in the euro could trigger policy action. While stressing …

  • France's PAI Partners to buy Euro Media Group Reuters - UK Focus - 3 hours ago

    French private equity firm PAI Partners is to buy audiovisual services provider Euro Media Group in a deal which one source familiar with the matter said was worth up to 200 million euros . EMG, which ...

  • European shares resumed their rise on Thursday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity and upbeat updates from electrical gear maker Schneider Electric and oil services group Technip among others. ...

  • Mexico's Slim gains Europe foothold with Austrian Telekom deal

    Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim prepares to speak during a press conference on the "Inbursa Foundation", in Mexico City, on January 19, 2010

  • The euro gave up gains against the dollar on Thursday after ECB President Mario Draghi flagged the bank could make asset purchases to ward off the threat of disinflation. Draghi added that undue tightening ...

  • Sterling held steady on Thursday against the dollar, supported by expectations Britain's strengthening economy will lead it to raise interest rates before the U.S. It slipped against the euro after another strong economic indicator from the euro zone. The euro rose 0.1 percent on the day to 82.40 pence , while sterling …

  • The EUR/USD failed on Wednesday to close well above the resistance at 1,3850/55 which leaves the cross exposed for extended weakness towards support level at 1.3780/82.

  • * Kiwi rallies after NZ central bank signals more rate hikes * Euro awaits speech by head of ECB, German IFO LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - The euro struggled to make headway on Thursday amid caution before a speech by ECB President Mario Draghi, while the New Zealand dollar rose after the central bank raised interest rates …

  • The dollar fell against most major rivals as US economic data and corporate earnings disappointed while nerves about Ukraine continued to simmer away.

  • * Kiwi rallies after RBNZ signals more rate hikes ahead * Euro awaits speech by head of ECB * Yen supported as Tokyo shares slip on lack of US-Japan trade pact (Updates levels, adds comments) SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, April 24 (Reuters) - The New Zealand dollar rallied on Thursday after the country's central bank raised interest …

  • THE EUROZONE’S recovery appears to be on a relatively strong footing after a leading survey revealed that growth in business activity is approaching a three-year peak.The success of countries in the bloc ...

  • * Kiwi rallies after RBNZ signals more rate hikes ahead * Euro awaits speech by head of ECB SYDNEY, April 24 (Reuters) - The New Zealand dollar rallied on Thursday after the country's central bank lifted interest rates and signalled more hikes ahead, while caution ahead of a speech by the European Central Bank kept the …

  • The dollar fell and global equity markets edged lower on Wednesday in response to disappointing U.S. housing data and weak corporate earnings that snapped market momentum after five days of gains across ...

  • * Limited reaction to China HSBC flash manufacturing PMI (Updates with late New York (Frankfurt: HX6.F - news) prices) NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro and yen on Wednesday, undermined by a decline in U.S. equity prices and Treasury yields and finding little support from a slower-than-expected …

  • The dollar fell and global equity markets edged lower on Wednesday in response to disappointing U.S. housing data and weak corporate earnings that reversed market momentum after five days of gains. In ...

  • European stocks remained under some slight selling pressure at the midday mark despite what in general terms was a better than expected reading on the Eurozone's manufacturing and service sectors.

  • Global equity markets edged lower on Wednesday after five days of gains after disappointing U.S. housing data and as corporate earnings were not strong enough to sustain a rally, while the price of government ...

  • France outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy back on track

    French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (C) and French UMP right-wing deputy Gilles Carrez (L) attend the presentation of the government stability programme for 2014-2017 in Paris, on April 23, 2014

  • * Euro zone businesses enjoy best month in nearly three years * Deflation fears remain in euro zone NEW YORK/LONDON April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in April and the euro zone private sector started the second quarter on its strongest footing since 2011, while the pace of decline in Chinese …

  • Sterling fell against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday after Bank of England minutes highlighted a growing debate between policymakers about slack in the economy and the medium-term inflation outlook. Sterling eased to $1.6795 against the dollar in afternoon trade, from around $1.6823 before the minutes were released. …

  • In bid for top EU job, Juncker promises fair deal for Britain Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 14:56 BST

    * Juncker wants 5-year freeze on new EU members * Warns London not to block extra power for euro zone BRUSSELS, April 23 (Reuters) - Britain should get a fair hearing for its concerns about the European Union but must not block extra powers for the euro zone, Jean-Claude Juncker, a leading candidate to take one of the …

  • Vodafone's interest in Yoigo depends on EU telecom deals stance Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 14:12 BST

    Vodafone could be interested in buying Spain's fourth-largest mobile operator Yoigo once it is clear how tough the European regulator will be on tie-ups in the sector, the British firm's chief executive said. Yoigo, owned by Sweden's Teliasonera (Dusseldorf: TLS.DU - news) , has been a potential bid target for some time, …

  • China yuan touches 16-month low against dollar AFP - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 13:55 BST
    China yuan touches 16-month low against dollar

    US dollar notes are counted next to stacks of Chinese 100 yuan (RMB) banknotes at a bank in Huaibei, eastern China's Anhui province, on September 24, 2013

  • FOREX -Aussie sinks after low inflation, German PMI helps euro Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 13:18 BST

    * Aussie falls on lower-than-expected CPI (Other OTC: CPICQ - news) data The Aussie has been gaining steadily against the other major currencies since a turn in the rhetoric of its central bank. That put the currency way above the low to mid-80s against the dollar officials had previously talked. The suspicion is a slackening …

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