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Jan 27, 2014

Dollar touches 7-week low vs yen on emerging market concerns

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The dollar slipped to a
seven-week low against the yen on Monday as a sell-off in
emerging market currencies late last week prompted investors to
seek shelter in the safe-haven Japanese currency.

The dollar fell as low as 101.77 yen, its lowest
level since early December, and last stood at 102.36 yen, steady
from late U.S. levels last week. It has fallen about 2.1 percent
in the past three sessions.

Jan 26, 2014

Dollar falls to seven-week low vs. yen on emerging market concerns

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar slipped to a seven-week low against the yen on Monday as a sell-off in emerging market currencies late last week prompted investors to seek shelter in the safe-haven Japanese currency.

The dollar fell as low as 101.77 yen, its lowest level since early December and last stood at 102.04 yen, down 0.3 percent from late U.S. levels last week. It has fallen 2.4 percent in the past three sessions.

Jan 26, 2014

Dollar falls to 7-week low versus yen on emerging market concerns

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar slipped to a seven-week low against the yen on Monday as a sell-off in emerging market currencies late last week prompted investors to seek shelter in the safe-haven Japanese currency.

The dollar fell as low as 101.77 yen, its lowest level since early December and last stood at 102.04 yen, down 0.3 percent from late U.S. levels last week. It has fallen 2.4 percent in the past three sessions.

Jan 24, 2014

Forex-Yen, franc and euro sought in risk-asset rout, Aussie trounced

TOKYO (Reuters) – The yen, Swiss franc and euro held firm on Friday, having charged higher overnight as worries about a slowdown in China and turmoil in some emerging markets spurred demand for safe-haven currencies.

In the face of a nervous market, comments from a Reserve Bank of Australia policymaker that the Australian dollar had not fallen far enough drove the currency dollar to 3 1/2-year lows.

Jan 24, 2014

Yen, franc and euro sought in risk-asset rout, Aussie trounced

TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The yen, Swiss franc and euro held
firm on Friday, having charged higher overnight as worries about
a slowdown in China and turmoil in some emerging markets spurred
demand for safe-haven currencies.

In the face of a nervous market, comments from a Reserve
Bank of Australia policymaker that the Australian dollar had not
fallen far enough drove the currency dollar to 3 1/2-year lows.

Jan 24, 2014

Yen, Swiss franc and euro sought in risk-asset rout, EM savaged

SYDNEY/TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The yen and Swiss franc
held firm on Friday, having charged higher overnight as worries
about a slowdown in China and turmoil in some emerging markets
spurred demand for the safe-haven currencies.

The euro also held onto the previous day’s hefty
gains, which stemmed from data that showed a strong euro zone
recovery and fuelled a shift of funds into the common currency
from emerging markets.

Jan 23, 2014

Canadian dollar skids to 4 1/2 year low, China PMI hits Aussie

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar slid to 4 1/2-year lows on Thursday after the Bank of Canada said the currency’s depreciation should help exports, while the Australian dollar weakened following a disappointing survey of Chinese manufacturers.

In contrast, sterling took off after a surprisingly big fall in the UK jobless rate prompted investors to price in an earlier start to rate hikes in Britain.

Jan 22, 2014

Asian shares hampered by Fed taper view

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian share markets began in subdued fashion on Wednesday, hampered by expectations of further reductions in the U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus and ahead of central bank meetings in Japan and Thailand.

The dollar remained broadly supported, trading around its highest level since mid-November against a basket of currencies, with many investors expecting the Fed to trim its bond buying further next week.

Jan 17, 2014

Dollar takes a breather, Aussie shaky near 3-1/2-year low

TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar faded a little on Friday after a mixed bag of U.S. economic data, while the Australian dollar was vulnerable after disappointing jobs figures the previous day knocked it below an important support level to a 3-1/2-year low.

The Australian currency, sometimes used as a proxy for bets on the Chinese economy because of Australia’s dependence on raw materials exports to China, could remain at center stage ahead of a slew of Chinese data on Monday.

Jan 16, 2014

Dollar back in form, Aussie dives to 3-1/2-year low

SYDNEY/TOKYO, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar held firm
on Thursday, having returned to levels seen before last week’s
soft payrolls data as faith in the U.S. economic recovery was
restored, while the Australian dollar slid to a 3-1/2-year low
after a dismal local jobs report.

Upbeat U.S. numbers this week held out hope that Friday’s
surprisingly soft employment data was an anomaly and did not
signal the economy had lost steam at the end of last year.