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Oct 1, 2013

Dlr, US stock futures steady; US govt shutdown seen short

TOKYO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The dollar and U.S. stock futures
held steady on Wednesday as investors bet the first partial U.S.
government shutdown in 17 years will be short-lived.

Sentiment was also supported by robust U.S. manufacturing
activity, which expanded at its fastest pace in almost 2-1/2
years.

Oct 1, 2013

Dollar, Asian shares steady as U.S. government shutdown looms

TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar and Asian shares held steady on Tuesday as investors waited with bated breath just hours before a deadline that will see much of the U.S. government begin to shut down, which could crimp growth in the world’s largest economy.

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Republicans in Congress to reach an 11th-hour deal to avert any economic harm.

Oct 1, 2013

Dollar, Asian shares steady as U.S. govt shutdown looms

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar and Asian shares
held steady on Tuesday as investors waited with bated breath
just hours before a deadline that will see much of the U.S.
government begin to shut down, which could crimp growth in the
world’s largest economy.

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Republicans in Congress to
reach an 11th-hour deal to avert any economic harm.

Sep 13, 2013

Asian shares ease, dollar defensive as Fed stimulus cut looms

TOKYO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Friday
and the dollar held to overnight losses against the yen as
investors fretted not whether but by how much the U.S. Federal
Reserve will cut its monthly stimulus at next week’s monetary
meeting.

The Fed is expected to reduce its $85 billion a month
bond-buying programme at its two-day policy meeting ending on
Sept 18. But recent weaker-than-expected data, including jobs
growth in August and consumer spending and durable goods orders
in July, intensifies uncertainty about the extent of reduction.

Sep 11, 2013

Supplier shares fall as Apple’s 5C iPhone stirs doubts

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares of Apple Inc’s component suppliers came under pressure on Wednesday as investors locked in recent gains on concerns that its lower-cost iPhone was still too expensive for its target audience in China and other emerging markets.

Apple’s own shares were down more than 5 percent a day after it unveiled its flagship iPhone 5S with a fingerprint scanner to help it stand out among the smartest of phones. It also introduced the colorful 5C plastic model for emerging markets.

Sep 11, 2013

Asian supplier shares fall as Apple’s 5C iPhone stirs doubts

TOKYO/HONG KONG, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Shares of Apple Inc’s
component suppliers in Asia came under pressure on
Wednesday as investors lock in recent gains on concerns that its
lower-cost iPhone is still too expensive for its target audience
in China and other emerging markets.

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its flagship iPhone 5S with a
fingerprint scanner to help it stand out among the smartest of
phones. It also introduced the colourful 5C plastic model for
emerging markets.

Sep 6, 2013

Dovish ECB weighs on euro, Asian shares await U.S. jobs report

TOKYO/SYDNEY, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The euro held near a
seven-week low on Friday on the back of dovish comments from the
European Central Bank, while a jump in U.S. bond yields
underpinned the dollar and kept Asian stocks in check.

Many investors hugged the sidelines, however, ahead of U.S.
jobs data that should cement the case for the Federal Reserve to
begin scaling back its stimulus later this month.

Sep 2, 2013

Asian shares lifted by China data, yen retreats

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares climbed to a two-week high on Monday, and the Australian dollar and copper gained, as China said its manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace in more than a year.

A delay in potential U.S. military action against Syria, as U.S. President Barack Obama sought Congressional support, also helped boost short-term risk appetite.

Sep 2, 2013

Asia shares, Aussie dollar buoyed by China data, yen retreats

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares, the Australian dollar and copper prices rose on Monday while the yen fell as hopes grew that China may have halted a sharp economic slowdown after factory activity data expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August.

A delay to U.S. military action against Syria, as U.S. President Barack Obama seeks Congressional support, also helped boost short-term risk appetite.

Aug 29, 2013

Asian shares stabilise; Syria worries limit gains

TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Asian shares stabilised on
Thursday after two days of steep losses as fears abated that
U.S.-led forces would soon launch a military strike on Syria,
and oil prices retreated from a six-month peak.

Gains in stocks were likely to be limited, however, with
investors remaining on edge as the United States sketched out
plans for multinational air strikes on Syria that could last for
days.

    • About Dominic

      "I am head of the European stock markets team based in London. Before that, I was with Reuters Hong Kong for more than 10 years, covering politics, banking, macro-economy and Asian G-3 currency bonds and credit."
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