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  • No deal in Greece reform list talks: source

    A man reads newspaper headlines in Athens on March 24, 2015

  • Athens makes another attempt at unlockng funds with reforms-for-cash plan with threat of default looming

  • Anti-austerity government makes another attempt at reforms-for-cash plan with threat of default looming

  • Creditors likely to continue squeeze on anti-austerity government with IMF payment looming

  • Most U.S. markets will be closed on Friday, while a number of major European markets will shut on Friday and reopen on Tuesday. Expectations the Fed was on track to end its near-zero rate policy later this year resulted in the dollar index posting a stellar first quarter, its strongest since the third quarter of 2008 …

  • Political worries trumped good economic news on Wednesday, sending sterling down against the dollar and the euro, with investors growing increasingly jittery about next month's too-close-to-call British election. Data showing Britain's manufacturing sector grew at the fastest rate in eight months in March gave the pound …

  • The dollar was flat to lower against the euro and yen on Wednesday as a soft Japanese business survey dented Tokyo shares but helped bolster the safe-haven yen, while another improved batch of European data helped the euro. Slightly improved final readings of last month's purchasing manager surveys in France and Germany, …

  • Manufacturing activity in the Eurozone continued to improve with the closely watched survey of the sector reaching an 11-month high on Wednesday.

  • Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March, suggesting central banks may have to resort to more stimulus, just as factories in the euro zone begin to reap rewards from ultra-easy policy there. Any indication of recovery will delight the European Central Bank which embarked on a quantitative easing …

  • The euro currency edged up against major rivals on Wednesday as traders wait to see if Greece and its creditors can agree on a package of reforms that will mean the release to Athens of emergency funds....

  • European stock markets made solid starts to the second quarter on Wednesday as data pointing to a gradual recovery in the euro zone economy gave investors fresh impetus after their blowout first few months of the year. Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 recovered from a early wobble to put London's FTSE Germany's DAX …

  • Political worries trumped good economic news for sterling on Wednesday, sending it down against the dollar and the euro ahead of a seven-way TV debate between Britain's party leaders the following day. Data showing Britain's manufacturing sector grew at the fastest rate in eight months in March gave the pound only brief …

  • FRN Variable Rate Fix Business Wire - 12 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- 11 February 2015 Issue: Hitachi Capital (UK) plc 467 XS1137380652 Pursuant to our appointment as Agent for the above stated issue, please be advised of the following interest rate ...

  • Any indication of a pick-up in growth will delight the European Central Bank, which embarked on a quantitative easing programme in March, aiming to buy around 60 billion euros of bonds every month to drive up inflation and spur the recovery. Markit (NasdaqGS: MRKT - news) 's final March manufacturing Purchasing Managers' …

  • European shares fall early; euro zone PMIs eyed Reuters - UK Focus - 14 hours ago

    Investors awaited a batch of manufacturing data from the euro zone, which should shed light on the region's economic outlook following the start of the European Central Bank's massive asset-buying scheme. At 0705 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.5 percent at 1,576.29 points. Surveys of …

  • Asian markets mostly slip, Shanghai up on China data

    Asian markets mostly retreat following losses on Wall Street, with Tokyo also hurt by a disappointing reading of Japanese business confidence

  • SINGAPORE/TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - The dollar slipped versus the yen at the start of a new quarter on Wednesday, as a soft reading on Japanese business sentiment dented Tokyo shares and helped bolster the safe haven yen. The Australian dollar gained a lift from a better-than expected reading of Chinese factory activity …

  • FOREX-Dollar edges down vs yen after BOJ tankan Reuters - UK Focus - 20 hours ago

    The dollar edged down against the yen in early Asian trade on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan's tankan survey of business sentiment showed that a weaker currency failed to improve Japanese corporate sentiment. Later in the Asian session, China will release its official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI. …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro posts record quarterly drop; Wall St ends day lower Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 22:12 BST

    Investors are betting that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, while the European Central Bank's one-trillion-euro economic stimulus program is weakening the euro. On Wall Street, energy shares were among the biggest drags, falling in tandem with a decline in crude oil prices, offsetting a lift …

  • FOREX-Euro falls on way to worst quarter; dollar best since 2008 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 19:56 BST

    The euro fell to a 10-day low against the dollar on Tuesday, putting it on track for the worst quarter in its 15-year history, as investors renewed bets the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise rates later this year while the European Central Bank moves to boost the euro zone economy. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges …

  • FOREX-Euro falls, set to post worst quarter ever; dollar best since 2008 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 16:55 BST

    The euro fell to a 10-day low against the dollar on Tuesday, putting it on track for its worst-ever quarter, as investors renewed bets the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise rates later this year while the European Central Bank moves to boost the euro zone economy. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St retreats, Euro heads for record quarterly drop Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 16:14 BST

    U.S. stocks retreated on Tuesday from the previous session's rally, though major indexes were headed for a positive first quarter, while the euro was on track for its biggest quarterly fall as worries about Greece kept the currency under pressure. The European Central Bank's one-trillion-euro economic stimulus program, …

  • Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment drops AFP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 16:11 BST
    Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment drops

    The threat of deflation in the eurozone remains a global concern, with fears that a huge bond-buying spree by the European Central Bank came too late to fight off the negative effects of falling prices...

  • Sterling hits one-week high vs euro on better than expected UK GDP data Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 15:20 BST

    Gross domestic product between October and December grew by a quarterly 0.6 percent, the Office for National Statistics said, compared with 0.5 percent in a previous reading and matching the pace of growth in the third quarter. "Sterling was outperforming the euro as a function of the move in euro/dollar but the better …

  • Asian markets mostly up after China easing, US rally

    File photo of a residential district in Shanghai

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