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Oct 7, 2013

Dollar slips as no sign of progress in U.S. budget standoff

TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The dollar dropped against the yen
and the Swiss franc on Monday as the weekend produced little
progress in Washington over the U.S. budget standoff, keeping
the greenback stuck close to 8-month lows against a basket of
major currencies.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Sunday that
there is “no way” Republican lawmakers will agree to a measure
to raise the debt ceiling unless it includes conditions to rein
in deficit spending.

Oct 7, 2013

Dollar slips as no sign of progress in U.S. budget stalemate

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar was on the back foot against the yen and the Swiss franc in early Asian trade on Monday as the weekend produced little progress in Washington over the U.S. budget standoff, keeping the greenback stuck close to 8-month lows against a basket of major currencies.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Sunday that there is “no way” Republican lawmakers will agree to a measure to raise the debt ceiling unless it includes conditions to rein in deficit spending.

Oct 4, 2013

Euro eyes 2013 peak, dollar undermined by Washington impasse

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – The euro held firm within a striking distance of its 2013 peak on Friday, thanks to a flow of encouraging euro zone data at a time when a U.S. government shutdown is keeping the dollar pinned at eight-month lows.

The yen, in a muted response, stayed near a five-week high against the dollar after the Bank of Japan kept its policy on hold, as expected.

Oct 2, 2013

Dollar off eight-month low after manufacturing boost, budget row weighs

TOKYO (Reuters) – Robust U.S. manufacturing data kept the dollar off eight-month lows against a basket of currencies, despite concerns over how long the partial U.S. government shutdown might last while lawmakers search for a compromise deal on the budget.

Some traders expect more market volatility ahead, with no signs in sight of an end to Washington’s political deadlock, though markets appeared hopeful the shutdown would be short-lived.

Oct 2, 2013

Dollar off 8-mth low after manufacturing boost, budget row weighs

TOKYO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Robust U.S. manufacturing data kept
the dollar off eight-month lows against a basket of currencies,
despite concerns over how long the partial U.S. government
shutdown might last while lawmakers search for a compromise deal
on the budget.

Some traders expect more market volatility ahead, with no
signs in sight of an end to Washington’s political deadlock,
though markets appeared hopeful the shutdown would be
short-lived.

Sep 30, 2013

Euro,dollar hit by political drama; yen, franc & sterling benefit

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – The euro fell in Asia on Monday with Italy in the grip of a fresh political crisis, while investors sold the dollar as a midnight deadline to avert a shutdown in Washington loomed large.

The Swiss franc, the yen and the British pound all benefited as a result, while soft Chinese economic data undermined the risk-sensitive Australian dollar.

Sep 27, 2013

World shares mixed after U.S. data

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held firm in early Asian trade after U.S. jobless claims figures pointed to a improving labour market, reviving expectations of a reduction in U.S. monetary stimulus.

Lack of progress in budget and debt negotiations in Washington could also undermine investor risk appetite, capping gains in global shares.

Sep 27, 2013

Dollar firm, Asian shares mixed after U.S. data

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held firm in early Asian trade after U.S. jobless claims figures pointed to a improving labor market, reviving expectations of a reduction in U.S. monetary stimulus.

Lack of progress in budget and debt negotiations in Washington could also undermine investor risk appetite, capping gains in global shares.

Sep 27, 2013

Dollar firm, shares mixed after U.S. data

TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The dollar held firm in early
Asian trade after U.S. jobless claims figures pointed to a
improving labour market, reviving expectations of a reduction in
U.S. monetary stimulus.

Lack of progress in budget and debt negotiations in
Washington could also undermine investor risk appetite, capping
gains in global shares.

Sep 25, 2013

Euro struggles after data disappoints, yen holds firm

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The euro was on the
defensive on Wednesday following weaker-than-expected German
sentiment data, while worries over a possible U.S. government
shutdown underpinned the yen against the dollar.

Traders, wrong-footed by last week’s shock decision by the
U.S. Federal Reserve to keep its bond-buying stimulus intact,
also remained cautious and on data-watch mode as they considered
for how long the U.S. central bank could hold off from tapering.