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Apr 25, 2014

Dollar down vs yen, Swiss franc as Ukraine tensions feed safety bid

NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) – Investors moved to the safety
of the yen and Swiss franc on Friday, unnerved by escalating
tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine, and also took
advantage of higher yielding Pacific currencies.

Mixed U.S. data in recent weeks has left investors without a
clear trend, which is now being trumped by the geopolitical
concerns in Europe, a combination that has made placing big bets
on currency movements high risk endeavors.

Apr 25, 2014

Yen and Swiss franc gain as Ukraine worries feed safety bid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors moved to the safety of the yen and Swiss franc on Friday, unnerved by escalating tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine, and also took advantage of higher yielding Pacific currencies.

Mixed U.S. data in recent weeks has left investors without a clear trend, which is now being trumped by the geopolitical concerns in Europe, a combination that has made placing big bets on currency movements high risk endeavors.

Apr 24, 2014

Dollar loses ground on escalation of Russia/Ukraine tensions

NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) – Rising tensions along the
Russia/Ukraine border on Thursday upstaged upbeat U.S. economic
data and pulled the U.S. dollar off session highs against the
euro and yen as risk aversion took precedence.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow had begun
military drills near the border with Ukraine, where it has
deployed tens of thousands of troops in response to “Ukraine’s
military machine” and NATO exercises in Eastern Europe.

Apr 24, 2014

Dollar up vs euro on durable goods strength, potential ECB easing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar rose on Thursday after better-than-expected U.S. durable goods orders while ECB President Mario Draghi undermined the euro by reiterating the potential for asset purchases to ward off deflation risks.

Draghi also warned a rising euro, which effectively tightens the money supply at a time when the European Central Bank is looking to boost economic stimulus, could force the ECB’s hand on monetary policy measures.

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      "I'm a New York-based global investment correspondent with over 20 years of experience covering financial markets, business and foreign policy. My current post lets me roam across all asset classes and geography, from the developed to the emerging markets. I've reported and taught business and economic journalism from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Prior to joining Reuters I was a producer at CNN Business News in New York."
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