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Nov 24, 2014

Euro wobbles on chance of more ECB action, Aussie perkier

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro flirted with a two-year trough against the dollar on Monday as investors gave the currency a wide berth on prospects of more easing from the European Central Bank.

ECB President Mario Draghi on Friday threw the door wide open for more drastic measures as he painted a bleak picture of the 18 countries in the euro bloc, stressing that “excessively low” inflation had to be raised quickly.

Nov 20, 2014

Yen slides to fresh seven-year low vs dollar; Aussie falters

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The yen slid on Thursday, striking seven-year lows against the dollar and a six-year trough versus the euro as speculators poured into carry trades funded by a tide of super-cheap liquidity from the Bank of Japan.

The dollar romped as far as 118.64 yen JPY=, its highest level since August 2007. The greenback last traded at 118.62 yen, up 0.6 percent on the day, having risen almost 10 yen since the BOJ sprang its surprise stimulus steps on the market at the end of October.

Nov 19, 2014

Yen slips in wake of Japan’s decision to delay sales tax rise

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The yen hit a fresh seven-year low versus the dollar on Wednesday, staying on the defensive after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decision to postpone a sales tax rise was read as supportive of risk sentiment.

The dollar rose to as high as 117.31 yen JPY=, its highest level since October 2007. The dollar last traded at 117.21 yen, up 0.3 percent on the day.

Nov 7, 2014

Dollar index hits 4-year high as U.S. jobs test looms

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The dollar set a fresh
four-year high against a basket of major currencies on Friday,
with its near-term fortunes hinging on whether U.S. jobs data
will add to or temper optimism about the U.S. economy’s outlook.

The dollar has been flying high, buoyed by the view that the
U.S. Federal Reserve is on course to raise rates next year on
the back of a steadily recovering U.S. economy.

Nov 7, 2014

Dollar stands tall near 4-year high before U.S. jobs data

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The dollar held near a
four-year high against a basket of major currencies on Friday,
with its near-term fortunes hinging on whether U.S. jobs data
will add to or temper optimism about the U.S. economy’s outlook.

The dollar has been flying high, buoyed by the view that the
U.S. Federal Reserve is on course to raise rates next year on
the back of a steadily recovering U.S. economy.

Nov 3, 2014

Yen hits seven-year low versus dollar; Aussie falls after weak China PMI

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The yen fell to a fresh seven-year low against the dollar on Monday, extending a massive sell-off sparked by the Bank of Japan’s surprise decision to boost its already huge bond-buying stimulus.

Sellers also took aim at the Australian dollar following a weak official survey on China’s manufacturing sector and a surprisingly large fall in Australian building approvals, while the euro hit a fresh two-year low against the greenback.

Nov 3, 2014

Yen hits 7-year low vs dollar; Aussie falls after weak China PMI

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The yen fell to a fresh
seven-year low against the dollar on Monday, extending a massive
sell-off sparked by the Bank of Japan’s surprise decision to
boost its already huge bond-buying stimulus.

Sellers also took aim at the Australian dollar following a
weak official survey on China’s manufacturing sector and a
surprisingly large fall in Australian building approvals, while
the euro hit a fresh two-year low against the greenback.

Oct 29, 2014

Dollar holds steady ahead of Fed, Swedish crown bruised by rate cut

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The dollar held steady
on Wednesday ahead of the latest guidance from the U.S. Federal
Reserve, with the Fed seen likely to wind down its bond-buying
stimulus, but taking a cautious tone on raising interest rates.

The Fed is all but certain to announce the end of its
massive bond-buying stimulus when it wraps up a two-day policy
meeting on Wednesday.

Oct 23, 2014

Euro down as euro zone PMI eyed after China survey fails to excite

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The euro eased on
Thursday with the focus turning to a gauge of euro zone business
activity due later in the day, while the kiwi slid after a
surprisingly weak reading on inflation in New Zealand.

The U.S. dollar managed to stay above water, though a
largely muted reaction was seen in currency markets to a survey
showing China’s factory sector grew a shade faster in October,
as the details underscored a still-shaky economy.

Oct 21, 2014

Aussie edges higher after China GDP; dollar slips vs yen

SINGAPORE, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The Australian dollar edged
higher on Tuesday after China’s third-quarter economic growth
slightly exceeded market expectations, while the U.S. dollar
struggled to gain traction and retreated against the yen.

China’s economy grew 7.3 percent in July-September from a
year earlier, slightly above the 7.2 percent forecast by
analysts. However, the growth was the weakest for any quarter
since the 2008/09 global financial crisis.