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Nov 11, 2013

Asian shares bounce from four-week low, dollar up on U.S. jobs surprise

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged away from a four-week low on Monday, while the dollar rose against the euro and yen as a surprise surge in U.S. jobs growth signaled the world’s largest economy was on a firmer footing.

U.S. employers took on 204,000 new employees last month, almost twice the number forecast by analysts and defying expectations that the partial U.S. government shutdown would hamper job growth.

Nov 11, 2013

Asian shares bounce from 4-wk low, dollar up on US jobs surprise

TOKYO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Asian shares edged away from a
four-week low on Monday, while the dollar rose against the euro
and yen as a surprise surge in U.S. jobs growth signalled the
world’s largest economy was on a firmer footing.

U.S. employers took on 204,000 new employees last month,
almost twice the number forecast by analysts and defying
expectations that the partial U.S. government shutdown would
hamper job growth.

Nov 10, 2013

Asian shares climb from 4-wk low, dollar up after US jobs surprise

TOKYO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Asian shares edged away from a
four-week low on Monday, and the dollar rose against the euro
and yen as a surprise surge in U.S. jobs growth signalled the
world’s largest economy was on a firmer footing.

U.S. employers added more than 200,000 new jobs to their
payrolls last month, almost twice the amount forecast by
analysts and defying expectations that a partial U.S. government
shutdown would hamper job growth.

Nov 10, 2013

Asian shares climb from four-week low, dollar up after U.S. jobs surprise

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged away from a four-week low on Monday, and the dollar rose against the euro and yen as a surprise surge in U.S. jobs growth signaled the world’s largest economy was on a firmer footing.

U.S. employers added more than 200,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, almost the twice the amount forecast by analysts and defying expectations that a partial U.S. government shutdown would hamper job growth.

Nov 7, 2013

Asian shares struggle, euro near 1-week high ahead of ECB

TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Asian stocks struggled on Thursday
as investors waited for stimulus-sensitive U.S. payroll data,
although the euro perked up ahead of the European Central Bank’s
policy meeting.

The Australian dollar fell after a weak labour force report
showed a big fall in full-time employment — undermining a
popular view that the Reserve Bank of Australia has finished
cutting interest rates.

Nov 7, 2013

Asian shares struggle, euro near 1-week high ahead of ECB

TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Asian stocks struggled on Thursday
as investors waited for stimulus-sensitive U.S. payroll data,
although the euro perked up ahead of the European Central Bank’s
policy meeting.

The Australian dollar fell after a weak labour force report
showed a big fall in full-time employment — undermining a
popular view that the Reserve Bank of Australia has finished
cutting interest rates.

Nov 7, 2013

Small-caps in new Tokyo stock index jump on investment benchmark hopes

TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Fast-growing and small-cap stocks
included in a new Japanese market index jumped on Thursday on
hopes the gauge will be used as a benchmark for investment by
asset-rich public funds.

Shares of cable broadcaster Usen Corp and car
dealer VT Holdings surged 13 percent and 7.1 percent
respectively after they were included in the new index, the
JPX-Nikkei Index 400.

Nov 6, 2013

Asia stocks subdued, euro rebounds to one-week high ahead of ECB

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks got off to sluggish start on Thursday as investors hunkered down to take the latest pulse on the U.S. economy and implications for the Federal Reserve’s easy money policy, while the euro perked up ahead of the European Central Bank meeting.

All eyes will be on Friday’s nonfarm payrolls data for further gauge on when the Fed will begin winding down its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program.

Oct 25, 2013

Asian stock markets fall, dollar near 2-yr low vs euro

TOKYO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A stronger yen depressed Japanese
stocks on Friday, while the dollar was hemmed in near a two-year
low against the euro by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve
will continue its monetary stimulus well into 2014.

Those expectations were tempered, however, by continued
worries over tighter cash markets in China, leading to a
lopsided and selective rally in Asian markets.

Oct 25, 2013

Japanese stocks fall, dollar hemmed in near two-year low versus euro

TOKYO (Reuters) – A stronger yen depressed Japanese stocks on Friday, while the dollar was hemmed in near a two-year low against the euro, reflecting expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will continue its stimulus into 2014.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS eased 0.1 percent, reversing earlier slight gains. The index fell 0.1 percent on Thursday as rising Chinese money-market rates countered signs of a pick-up in manufacturing.

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      "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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