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Oct 25, 2013

Japanese stocks fall, dollar hemmed in 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, reflecting expectations the U.S. Federal
Reserve will continue its stimulus into 2014.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
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.

Oct 24, 2013

Asian shares edge up, dollar pinned near 2-yr low vs euro

TOKYO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Friday
and the dollar was hemmed in near a two-year low against the
euro on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve would maintain its
massive monetary stimulus into 2014.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
added 0.2 percent. The index fell 0.1 percent on
Thursday as rising Chinese money-market rates countered signs of
a pick-up in manufacturing in the world’s second-largest
economy.

Oct 24, 2013

Japan stocks extend falls; Swiss franc, yen up on safety flight

TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei fell to a two-week
low on Thursday and the Swiss franc held near a two-year high
against against the dollar, sparked by concerns about China’s
economic outlook.

On Wednesday, Chinese money-market rates rose to three-month
highs after the central bank declined to inject cash for a
second day as regulators showed signs of concern that loose
liquidity might again be fuelling risky credit growth.

Oct 23, 2013

Asian shares try to find footing after tumble

TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Asian shares tried to steady on
Thursday following a tumble sparked by concerns about China’s
economic outlook, and the dollar languished near a two-year low
against the Swiss franc.

On Wednesday, Chinese money-market rates rose to three-month
highs after the central bank failed to inject cash for a second
day as regulators showed signs of concern that loose liquidity
might be fuelling another round of risky credit growth.

Oct 22, 2013

Asian shares softer before U.S. jobs data, dollar steady

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares pulled backed from a five-month high and the dollar stabilized after recent heavy losses as markets waited for U.S. jobs data that could shape expectations as to whether the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing stimulus this year.

Investors were expected to be reluctant to make aggressive bets after U.S. stocks ended little changed, partly on concerns that equities have become overpriced after the S&P 500 .SPX index’s run to record highs last week. .N

Oct 21, 2013

Asian shares and dollar steady ahead of U.S. jobs data

TOKYO, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Asian shares steadied at a
five-month high and a recently battered dollar stabilised ahead
of a key U.S. jobs report later on Tuesday that will give clues
as to whether the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing
stimulus this year.

The data was originally scheduled for Oct. 4 but its release
was delayed by the 16-day U.S. government shutdown.

Oct 21, 2013

Asian shares tick higher to five-month high

TOKYO (Reuters) – Australian shares climbed to a five-year peak on Monday, taking cues from the U.S. S&P 500′s .SPX record high as investors bet the Federal Reserve will not start winding back its cheap money policies until next year.

The change in expectations followed a 16-day shutdown of the U.S. government that could cloud the economic outlook and make the Fed wary of scaling back its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying programme this year as many had expected. This kept the dollar on the defensive.

Oct 20, 2013

Aussie shares hit five-year high, dollar near eight-month low

TOKYO (Reuters) – Australian shares climbed to a five-year peak on Monday, taking cues from the U.S. S&P 500′s .SPX record high as investors bet the Federal Reserve will extend its cheap money policies into next year.

The change in expectations followed a 16-day shutdown of the U.S. government that could cloud the economic outlook and make the Fed wary to scale back its $85 billion a month bond-buying program this year as many had expected. This kept the dollar on the back foot.

Oct 18, 2013

Asian shares hit 5-mth high on US relief, China data; dlr pinned down

TOKYO, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Australian stocks hit a five-year
high on Friday as Asian shares celebrated China’s quickening
growth — just a day after U.S. legislators finally broke a
confidence-sapping fiscal impasse.

As the U.S. debt drama faded, speculation grew over when the
Federal Reserve would pare back its stimulus reduction drive —
supporting riskier assets but keeping the dollar pinned to an
eight-month low.

Oct 17, 2013

Asian shares tick up to near five-month peak

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar languished near an eight-month low versus the euro on Friday as investors counted the costs of a two-week U.S. government shutdown, with markets now seeking clues to when the Federal Reserve would begin reducing its stimulus programme.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 percent to a near five-month high. The U.S. Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at a record high overnight.

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