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  • H.S. Borji

    The US dollar index rebounded Friday amid weak German producer inflation data and remarks from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that Japan was only halfway to reaching its 2 percent inflation target. The US dollar index, a broad performance gauge of the greenback’s strength versus six commonly traded peers, advanced 0.17 percent to 80.46.

  • Greece’s economy contracted less than forecast in the fourth quarter, a sign one of Europe’s most troubled economies may be turning the page on a six-year recession. Greece’s gross domestic product contracted at an annualized rate of 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter, following a decline of 3 percent the previous quarter, the Hellenic Statistical

  • Investor confidence in the euro region unexpectedly fell in December, according to a monthly survey by market research firm Sentix GmbH. The confidence index was 8.0 in December, down from a two-and-a-half year high of 9.3. A median estimate of analysts called for a reading of 10.4. The Sentix investor confidence indicator captures institutional investor