Recent forex news items are listed below
The euro advanced in early deals on Monday as euro-zone's private sector growth accelerated more-than expected in December and trade surplus came in above predictions in the month of October.
Indian shares fell slightly on Monday after government data showed India's wholesale price index for November shot up to a 14-month high of 7.52 from 7 percent in the previous month, adding pressure on the Reserve Bank of India to raise interest rates at its upcoming policy meeting on Wednesday.
Shares of Cohort Plc (CHRT.L) declined around 11 percent in the morning trade in London after the technology group reported a sharp decline in first-half profit with a slight decline in revenues. Order intake, however, climbed from last year, and the company announced a 17 percent increase in dividend.
Shares of Impellam Group Plc (IPEL.L, IGPPF.PK) declined around 8 percent in the morning trade in London after the holding company for outsourcing & staffing services said it expects total adjusted operating profit would be lower than last year, due to anticipated decline in profit of staffing businesses.
Asian stocks fell toward a three-month low on Monday, with uncertainty about the path of U.S.
The Japanese yen strengthened against other major currencies on Monday's Asian deals as weak China manufacturing sector activity and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's bond purchase program, prompted buying of safe-haven assets.
The Indian markets are moving in a narrow range on Monday, tracking weak Asian cues and as investors await WPI data slated for release later in the day for clues on whether the RBI will raise the repo rate once again to tame stubbornly high inflation.
The Australian dollar slipped against other major currencies in Asian deals on Monday, as China's manufacturing sector activity declined to a three month low in December.
Asian markets are mostly trading lower on Monday, with investors treading cautiously amid continued uncertainty about the outlook for the U.S.
The Indian markets may follow Asian stocks lower on Monday as investors await cues from the upcoming meeting of the U.S.
Australian retail chain Wesfarmers Ltd.
The Japanese stock market is trading weak on Monday, despite the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showing an improvement in Japanese big manufacturers' business confidence over the three months to December.
After opening notably lower following a flat lead from Wall Street, the Australian market recovered on Monday, with investors indulging in some bargain hunting after recent sharp losses.
The remains of Nelson Mandela have reached his ancestral home in Qunu to be laid to rest on Sunday, ending 10 days of commemorations.
China has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon Saturday.
Diversified industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Friday said its board has authorized a new $5 billion share repurchase program as part of its strategy to return more money to investors.
Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG), a Real Estate Investment Trust, which primarily invests in malls and outlets, Friday announced a plan to spin off all of its strip center business and smaller enclosed malls into an independent, publicly traded REIT, SpinCo. The move creates a retail real estate company poised for growth, and with this, Simon expects to focus on its global portfolio of larger malls, mills and premium outlets.
The U.S. dollar firmed against most major currencies in European deals on Friday on expectations of tapering of bond purchase program by Federal Reserve in meeting next week.
Indian shares hit their lowest level in more than a week on Friday, weighed down by disappointing economic data.
Shares of Evotec AG (EVOTF.PK, EVTCY.PK) declined around 10 percent in the morning trade on Frankfurt's Xetra after the Germany-based drug discovery and development company trimmed its revenue forecast for fiscal 2013 due to the results of certain pre-clinical studies.
Shares of Synectics Plc (SNX.L) declined around 5 percent in the morning trade in London after the provider of advanced surveillance technology and networked security systems said it expects underlying results for the year 2013 will be in line with market expectations, despite higher revenues.
Shares of RSA Insurance Group Plc (RSA.L, RSANY.PK) plunged around 18 percent in the morning trade in London after the insurer said it expects a further reduction in anticipated 2013 earnings due to the impact of Irish reserve strengthening and the storms in Europe last week.
Asian stocks turned in a mixed performance on Friday, as investors remained apprehensive of Fed action at its policy meeting next week.
The Indian markets fell for the fourth straight session on Friday, with rate-sensitive financials pacing the declines on worries the Reserve Bank of India may hike rates further at its upcoming policy meeting next week.
Insurer American International Group, Inc.
Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday, with investors mostly treading cautiously amid speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will start scaling down its asset buying program in the near future.
Construction materials maker Texas Industries Inc.'s (TXI) owners are exploring a sale of the company and are working with Citigroup Inc.
Network gear maker Cisco Systems, Inc.
Despite bets for a 10.0K rise in employment, the Australian dollar may come under increased pressure should job growth disappoint for the fifth consecutive month.
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A corrective pattern may be nearing completion in USDJPY.
A confluence of "hidden" resistance levels on the EURGBP daily chart may well provide favourable risk/reward short-entry opportunities on the lower time frames.
The rebound in the Dow Jones-FXCM U.S.
The NZDUSD may breakout of the bearish trend carried over from October should the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) layout a more detailed exit strategy.
The Japanese Yen has had a strong start to the week; but in context of price action in the second half of 2013, it remains the weakest currency.
The Yen rose while the Australian and New Zealand Dollars fell as Asian stocks fell in a move newswires attributed to swelling Fed QE "taper" speculation.
The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index (ticker = USDollar) finally cleared its 70-point range for the first time in 13 consecutive trading days.
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EURUSD has extended its best run in 12 months and the yen crosses stumbled at multi-year highs.
The US Dollar is aiming lower after breaking three-week range support while the SPX 500 technical positioning is warning of renewed selling pressure.