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FOREX-Euro steady, but vulnerable to Italian and Greek woes

FOREX-Euro steady, but vulnerable to Italian and Greek woes

* Euro runs into selling by investors at uptick * Euro zone bond yields to offer direction to currencies * USD/JPY ensconced between offers and bids from real money players By Anirban Nag LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – The euro was steady on Wednesday, w ith bearish investors selling at higher levels as concerns mounted [...]

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FOREX-Euro buoyant, Aussie dollar eyes jobs data

FOREX-Euro buoyant, Aussie dollar eyes jobs data

* Spanish bond auction, Bernanke’s testimony in focus * Euro hovers near two-week highs, Aussie not far off parity * Australian jobs data in focus By Ian Chua SYDNEY, June 7 (Reuters) – The euro hovered near two-week highs against the greenback early in Asia on Thursday, while the Australian dollar rose towards parity as [...]

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FOREX-Euro pins hopes on ECB, Aussie eyes GDP

FOREX-Euro pins hopes on ECB, Aussie eyes GDP

* Euro steadier after retreating from Monday’s highs * Focus on outcome of ECB policy meeting * Aussie Q1 GDP due at 0130 GMT By Ian Chua SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – The euro stayed on the backfoot in Asia on Wednesday, having lost ground after Spain warned it was losing access to credit markets [...]

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FOREX-Euro extends rebound as bears trim bets ahead of G7 call

FOREX-Euro extends rebound as bears trim bets ahead of G7 call

The euro edged up further from last week’s two-year low on Tuesday as sellers were tempted to pare back their huge bets against the currency ahead of a conference call by the Group of Seven financial policy makers. The move reflected caution in case policymakers took powerful steps to contain the debt crisis, although many [...]

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FOREX-Euro inches down towards 2-yr low after rebound

FOREX-Euro inches down towards 2-yr low after rebound

* Euro shorts hit record high -CFTC * Yen off highs as market wary of intervention * Liquidity thin, jitters spark blip up in the yen By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, June 4 (Reuters) – The euro edged back towards a two-year low against the dollar on Monday, failing to hold on to the previous session’s [...]

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FOREX-Euro steadies vs dlr as focus shifts to EU summit

FOREX-Euro steadies vs dlr as focus shifts to EU summit

* Euro rebound slows as profit-taking eases * Traders still wary of short squeeze potential * Growth/austerity debate expected at EU summit By Nia Williams LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – The euro steadied against the dollar on Tuesday as its rebound from a recent four-month low stalled, although traders said selling was likely to be [...]

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FOREX-Euro rebound stalls, focus shifts to EU summit

FOREX-Euro rebound stalls, focus shifts to EU summit

* Fails to break above Ichimoku tenkan line * Short-covering may lead market ahead of Wednesday’s informal summit * Joint bonds a game changer, though chances seen slim * Concerns about Spain, Greece keep euro under pressure * Dlr/yen may head lower if BOJ stands pat on Wed By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) [...]

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FOREX-Euro gets respite, but stays under pressure

FOREX-Euro gets respite, but stays under pressure

* Euro off 4-month low, helped by short-covering * Speculators’ euro short positions hit record high * Markets cautious ahead of EU summit this week By Anirban Nag LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – The euro traded firm above recent four-month low on Monday as some investors who had bet on the currency falling booked profits, [...]

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FOREX-Euro pauses descent, but vulnerable to fresh falls

FOREX-Euro pauses descent, but vulnerable to fresh falls

* Euro holds above a 4-month low vs dollar * Greek banks face funding needs, adding to pressure * Spanish bond auction will be in focus By Anirban Nag LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – The euro held above a four-month low on Thursday, taking a breather from a sharp sell-off, although gains are likely to [...]

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FOREX-Greece worries send euro to 4-mth low vs dollar

FOREX-Greece worries send euro to 4-mth low vs dollar

* Euro hits 4-month low vs dollar, 3-month low vs yen * Greek uncertainty continues, euro could test 2012 low * Dollar, yen firm as investors shun riskier assets By Jessica Mortimer LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – The euro fell to a four-month low against the dollar on Wednesday and was poised for more losses [...]

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FOREX-Euro hits near 4-mth trough on Greek deadlock

FOREX-Euro hits near 4-mth trough on Greek deadlock

* Common currency’s 2012 low vs dlr eyed * Political risk factors undermining euro * Aussie dips below parity vs USD, hits 5-month low By Nia Williams LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) – The euro fell to a near four-month low on Monday as political turmoil gripped Greece, highlighting the risk the country may exit the [...]

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FOREX-Euro near 3-1/2 month low vs dlr as Greece wrangles

FOREX-Euro near 3-1/2 month low vs dlr as Greece wrangles

* Euro in sight of Jan. 23 low, focus on $1.29 option barrier * News of JPMorgan trading loss dents risky assets * Aussie sags after China industrial output disappoints * Dollar index hits two-month high as safety sought By Nia Williams LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – The euro hovered near a 3-1/2-month low on [...]

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FOREX-Euro off 3-1/2-mth lows, Aussie eyes parity

FOREX-Euro off 3-1/2-mth lows, Aussie eyes parity

* Euro recovers from lows, focus on option barrier at $1.29 * News of JPMorgan trading loss dents risky assets * Aussie sags after China industrial output disappoints * Dollar index hits two-month high as safety sought By Anirban Nag LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – The euro climbed from a 3-1/2-month low on Friday on [...]

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FOREX-Euro hits 3-1/2-mth low, Aussie eyes parity

FOREX-Euro hits 3-1/2-mth low, Aussie eyes parity

* Euro extends losses on stop-loss selling * News of JPMorgan trading loss dents risky assets * Aussie sags after China industrial output disappoints * Dollar index hits two-month high as safety sought By Anirban Nag LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – The euro fell to a 3-1/2-month low while growth-linked currencies like the Australian dollar [...]

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FOREX-Fragile euro holds above multi-month lows

FOREX-Fragile euro holds above multi-month lows

* Euro holds above 3-1/2 month low versus dollar * Slight respite in Spain, Greek worries gives support but euro vulnerable * Australian dollar recovers from 5-month lows on better jobs data By Neal Armstrong LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – The euro edged away from a 3 1/2-month low against the dollar on Thursday as [...]

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FOREX-Euro clouded by Greece and Spain worry

FOREX-Euro clouded by Greece and Spain worry

* Political uncertainty in Greece, Spain banking woes hit euro * Options-related demand may support in near-term * NZ dollar, Australian dollar hit four-month lows By Neal Armstrong LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – The euro fell close to a recent three-month low versus the dollar on Wednesday and the safe haven yen rose broadly amid [...]

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FOREX-Euro dips after Spain auction, ECB eyed

FOREX-Euro dips after Spain auction, ECB eyed

* Euro falls after Spanish auction yields jump * ECB expected to keep rates on hold at 1145 GMT * Markets positioning for dovish Draghi comments By Nia Williams LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) – The euro dipped against the dollar on Thursday as a jump in borrowing costs at a Spanish debt auction highlighted market [...]

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FOREX-Euro down for 3rd day vs dlr as Europe woes deepen

FOREX-Euro down for 3rd day vs dlr as Europe woes deepen

* Euro falls vs dollar as euro manufacturing slides * Figures contrast with strong U.S. factory data * U.S. ADP report shows weaker-than-expected jobs creation By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) – The euro fell for a third straight session against the dollar on Wednesday after soft data rekindled fears about a deep [...]

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FOREX-Euro knocked by euro zone factory gloom

FOREX-Euro knocked by euro zone factory gloom

* Euro falls vs dlr as data shows slide in manufacturing * Figures contrast with strong US factory data * Dollar also off 2-1/2-month lows vs yen * U.S. jobs data, ECB, votes in France and Greece in focus By Jessica Mortimer LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) – The euro fell against the dollar on Wednesday [...]

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FOREX-Euro weakens on wariness before elections, ECB

FOREX-Euro weakens on wariness before elections, ECB

* Euro falls vs dollar, hits 2-week low vs yen * Investors wary of event risk this week * But disappointing U.S. growth keeps dollar under pressure * Dollar hits 2-mth low vs currency basket, yen By Jessica Mortimer LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – The euro lost ground on Monday, with investors wary of buying [...]

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FOREX-Euro rallies on U.S. housing data

FOREX-Euro rallies on U.S. housing data

* Euro rallies but outlook clouded by political risks * Dutch auction sees reasonable demand * Two-day FOMC meeting to start later Tuesday NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) – The euro rallied against the dollar on Tuesday after two U.S. housing reports raised optimism about the U.S. economic recovery and in turn stoked risked tolerance [...]

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FOREX-Euro retreats as IMF provides little boost

FOREX-Euro retreats as IMF provides little boost

* Euro off 2-week high vs dollar * Euro may stall ahead of heavy political, debt auction schedule * Sterling near recent peaks, UK retail sales data helps * Aussie drops after benign PPI cements rate cut expectations * Yen rebounds, specs’ short positions remain high By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, April 23 (Reuters) – The [...]

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FOREX-Euro rises on German Ifo, gains seen fragile

FOREX-Euro rises on German Ifo, gains seen fragile

* Euro ticks up after German Ifo survey * Trade likely to be subdued ahead of French vote on Sunday * IMF’s euro zone firewall funding talks eyed By Nia Williams LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – The euro rose on Friday after a better-than-expected a German business sentiment survey, but gains looked set to be [...]

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FOREX-Euro slips for a 2nd day vs dollar as Spain weighs

FOREX-Euro slips for a 2nd day vs dollar as Spain weighs

* Spain concerns weigh on euro ahead of bond auction Thursday * Sterling rises to highest vs euro since Aug. 31, 2010 * Yen weakens for a second day vs dollar, euro NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) – The euro fell for a second straight session on Wednesday as euro zone debt worries mounted one [...]

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FOREX-Yen pressured by Japan importers; all eyes on Spain

FOREX-Yen pressured by Japan importers; all eyes on Spain

* Spanish key bond auction in focus * PBOC to up liquidity supply at an appropriate time-Xinhua * Aussie hits session high on the report, retreats later * Yen lower on toushin, importer-related flows By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, April 19 (Reuters) – The yen inched lower on Thursday after commodity currencies briefly shot up on [...]

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FOREX-Yen falls broadly as risk currencies stage bounce

FOREX-Yen falls broadly as risk currencies stage bounce

* Good earnings, Spain’s auction, German data lift sentiment * Yen broadly slips ahead of Japan trade data, BOJ meeting * Hawkish sounding BOC helps sparks loonie rally By Hideyuki Sano and Ian Chua TOKYO/SYDNEY, April 18 (Reuters) – The yen fell broadly on Wednesday, extending its slip from a seven-week high against the dollar [...]

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FOREX-Euro vulnerable ahead of Spanish bill auction

FOREX-Euro vulnerable ahead of Spanish bill auction

* Euro vulnerable due to Spain worries, support at $1.30 * Spain to issue 12-, 18-mth T-bills on Tues * German ZEW sentiment indicator due at 0900 GMT * Aussie falls as RBA minutes point to rate cut By Jessica Mortimer LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – The euro was steady on Tuesday, staying vulnerable ahead [...]

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FOREX-Euro inches down after short-covering rally; Spain eyed

FOREX-Euro inches down after short-covering rally; Spain eyed

* Spain to issue 12-, 18-mth T-bills on Tues * To issue 2014, 2022 bonds on Thurs * Aussie inches down as RBA minutes point to rate cut * German ZEW sentiment indicator for April watched By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, April 17 (Reuters) – The euro lost some ground on Tuesday, a day after short-covering [...]

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FOREX-Euro rises after Italy auction but outlook cloudy

FOREX-Euro rises after Italy auction but outlook cloudy

* Euro rebounds to one-week highs vs dollar * Italy bond yields dip, but debt auction weak * Australian jobs report buoys Aussie * Euro helped by short-covering, still seen weakening By Jessica Mortimer LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – The euro rose to a one-week high against the dollar on Thursday, helped by Italian government [...]

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FOREX-Euro seen vulnerable to Italian test

FOREX-Euro seen vulnerable to Italian test

* Euro slightly higher but Italian auction focus * Australia’s jobs report fuels jump in Aussie * Fed’s Yellen keeps door open for more policy action By Anirban Nag LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – The euro and growth-linked currencies such as the Australian dollar strengthened on Thursday, earning some respite from concerns about the global [...]

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