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Dollar stalls, sterling steadies after May wins no-confidence vote

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 10:30 GMT

The dollar took a breather on Thursday following its recent strong gains against key rivals, while sterling steadied after British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government won a no-confidence vote in parliament.

Euro climbs ahead of ECB meeting, Fed-driven dollar rally unwinds

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 09:15 GMT

The single currency gained 0.2 percent to $1.1811 EUR= on Thursday, close to three-week highs.

Euro rebounds to two-week high on bets ECB to signal stimulus unwind

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 - 09:42 GMT

Traders, however, said the euro’s strength much above $1.18 was limited.

Euro snaps 6-week losing streak as Italy concerns wane; data eyed

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 - 10:45 GMT

Annual inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose to 1.9 percent in May from 1.2 percent in April, well above expectations for a 1.6 percent increase.

Top Greek banks would lose 15.5 billion euros of capital in stress scenario: ECB

Sat, 05 May 2018 - 09:56 GMT

Greece’s four biggest banks would lose around 15.5 billion euros worth of their capital by 2020, results of a stress test by the ECB showed.

ECB's Visco says proving hard to raise inflation expectations

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 02:30 GMT

The European Central Bank is finding it difficult to raise inflation expectations, Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said on Saturday.

Euro zone businesses start 2018 in best shape for over a decade

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 - 10:35 GMT

Euro zone businesses started 2018 by increasing activity faster than at any time in well over a decade as new orders surged.

ECB meets as euro hits three-year high

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 - 10:35 GMT

“The rate of change (in the euro) might make the ECB a little uncomfortable,” said State Street’s head of EMEA macro strategy, Tim Graf.

Euro, German bund yields hit fresh highs on German coalition progress

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 - 09:53 GMT

German bond yields hit fresh five-month highs on Friday and the euro hit a three-year high as coalition progress in Germany added to a bond sell-off.

Euro takes breather after rally; dollar holds steady

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 - 09:42 GMT

The euro slipped 0.1 percent to $1.2048.

Dollar begins year on back foot as euro shines

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 - 09:34 GMT

The single currency was also higher against the Japanese yen at 135.64 EURJPY=, reaching levels not seen since late 2015.

Euro hits six-week high on growth outlook optimism

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 - 10:39 GMT

The euro hit a six-week high against the dollar on Friday, with investors optimistic about the strength of the euro zone’s recovery after strong economic data this week.

ECB probes Qatar stakes in Deutsche Bank

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:55 GMT

European Central Bank (ECB), is considering to open an investigation into the special assessment of Deutsche Bank's two largest shareholders, Qatar and China.

Sterling steadies before Brexit debate, U.S. yields prop up dollar

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 - 08:32 GMT

Sterling was flat on the day at $1.3115, nursing losses after it skidded in the previous session against a backdrop of political turmoil as British lawmakers.

Italy holds on to controversial central bank chief

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 12:55 GMT

Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco has been reappointed for a second six-year term, despite political attempts to show him the door.

Euro heads higher as ECB heads for the exit

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 11:27 GMT

The euro climbed for a third day and stocks slipped to a month low on Thursday.

Euro perched at 1-week highs before ECB vote

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 08:29 GMT

The euro held near a one-week high on Thursday before a ECB meeting where policymakers are expected to outline a scaling back of bond-purchase.

Hong Kong shares track Wall Street lower ahead of ECB meeting

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 08:22 GMT

Hong Kong stocks softened on Thursday after WS pulled back from record highs amid concerns of tighter liquidity in global markets ahead of a ECB meeting.

Dow stays near record high, European shares end mixed

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 06:47 GMT

Dow stays near record high, while European shares ended mixed at their close on Tuesday in anticipation of this week's ECB meeting.

Euro falters after biggest weekly rise in a month

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 09:20 GMT

The euro slipped on Monday after posting its biggest weekly rise in a month as traders took profits.