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![CDATA[ By Jonathan Underhill Feb. 2 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose from a four-year low ahead of key data that may provide more insight into the relative strength of the nation’s economy compared to its trading partners. The kiwi rose to 72.69 US cents, having fallen as low as 72.13 cents, from 72.58 Read More

* U.S. stocks lower; MSCI world index also down * Russian central bank unexpectedly cuts rates * Fourth-quarter U.S. GDP growth slows to 2.6 percent pace (Updates with European stocks close) By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The dollar index edged higher on Friday and was on track to end January with Read More

Investing.com – Investing.com – The dollar edged higher changed against the other major currencies on Friday, as the release of tepid U.S. data failed to dampen optimism over the strength of the country’s economic recovery. In a revised report, the University of Michigan said its consumer sentiment index ticked down to 98.1 in January Read More

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rallied on Friday following the sharpest weekly drop in U.S. oil rig count in nearly 30 years, while the dollar index ended January with its longest run of gains since the greenback was floated in 1971. U.S. stocks finished the day down more than 1 percent Read More

(Updates with late New York prices) * Euro short positions consolidating, keeps steady vs. dollar * U.S. dollar index sets record of seven straight months of gains * Dollar off vs. yen, U.S. dollar index down on the day * Canadian dollar plunges after November GDP contraction By Daniel Bases NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) Read More

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar index edged higher on Friday and was on track to end January with gains of more than 5 percent, while stock indexes around the world fell as data showed U.S. growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter. European stocks ended lower, but registered their biggest monthly Read More

(Recasts with U.S. GDP data, adds comment, updates prices, changes dateline, byline, previous LONDON) * Euro short positions consolidating, keeps steady vs. Dollar * Dollar off vs. yen, U.S. dollar index little changed on week * Canadian dollar plunges after November GDP contraction By Daniel Bases NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The dollar traded Read More

After the European Central Bank’s monetary policy bombshell, many foreign central banks have enacted their own easing or are cogitating about potential cuts ahead, bolstering the outlook for the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund Read More

* Dollar set for record-breaking run of monthly gains * European shares rise on upbeat German retail sales * Euro zone data expected to show prices falling further * U.S. Q4 GDP awaited later in the day By Jemima Kelly LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The dollar was on track on Friday for its best Read More