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Dec 18, 2014

Ringgit sentiment worst since 2008; investors slightly bullish on rupee – poll

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Bearish bets on the Malaysian ringgit rose slightly and remained at their highest since the 2008-09 global financial crisis, while short positions in the Indonesian rupiah hit a two-month high, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

A recent slide in oil prices and the Russian rouble have soured investor sentiment toward emerging market currencies in general and weighed on Asian currencies, although sentiment improved somewhat after the rouble strengthened sharply on Wednesday.

Dec 15, 2014

Indonesia c.bank supports currency, bonds as rupiah at lowest since 1998

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The Indonesian rupiah
tumbled to its lowest level since August 1998 on Monday as
declining risk appetites and increasing demand for dollars to
settle year-end foreign loan payments put pressure on the
country’s currency, bonds and shares.

Bank Indonesia said that it was acting in both the foreign
exchange and bond markets to help stabilise prices, as emerging
markets from Europe to Latin America suffer sharp outflows of
capital.

Dec 11, 2014

Dollar gets respite vs. yen after pull-back; kiwi rises after RBNZ

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar inched higher versus the yen on Thursday, getting some respite after falling roughly 3 percent in the past three days as the market unwound stretched positions ahead of the year-end.

The dollar has pulled back from a seven-year peak of 121.86 yen set on Monday as crowded long-dollar trades were thinned out.

Dec 9, 2014

Yen benefits from falling oil prices; commodity currencies slide

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The yen edged higher on
Tuesday as a fall in oil prices dented risk appetite and
prompted investors to trim short positions in the Japanese
currency.

Commodity currencies extended their recent losses, with the
Australian dollar setting a four-year low, while the Canadian
dollar hit a five-year trough versus the U.S. dollar.

Dec 8, 2014

Dollar basks in post-payrolls glow, touches seven-year high vs. yen

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar set a fresh seven-year high against the yen on Monday after surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data bolstered the view that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected.

The surge in payrolls by 321,000 in November easily blew past Wall Street’s expectations and served to further highlight the divergence in economic outlook between the United States and most of the developed world.

Dec 8, 2014

Dollar basks in post-payrolls glow, touches 7-year high vs yen

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The dollar set a fresh
seven-year high against the yen on Monday after surprisingly
robust U.S. jobs data bolstered the view that the Federal
Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected.

The surge in payrolls by 321,000 in November easily blew
past Wall Street’s expectations and served to further highlight
the divergence in economic outlook between the United States and
most of the developed world.

Dec 4, 2014

Euro hits 2-year low as ECB eyed; Aussie dollar extends fall

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The euro hit a two-year
low on Thursday, finding few friends in a market that is
wagering the European Central Bank will be forced to inject even
more stimulus into the sputtering euro zone economy.

While a full-blown quantitative easing programme after
Thursday’s policy review is unlikely, some believe the ECB may
lay the groundwork for such a move early next year.

Dec 4, 2014

Euro on the defensive as ECB eyed; dollar sets 7-year high vs yen

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The euro staggered near
two-year lows on Thursday, finding few friends in a market that
is wagering the European Central Bank will be forced to inject
even more stimulus into the sputtering euro zone economy.

While a full-blown quantitative easing programme after
Thursday’s policy review is unlikely, some believe the ECB may
lay the groundwork for such a move early next year.

Dec 3, 2014

Dollar sets 7-year high vs yen; Aussie tumbles after weak GDP

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The dollar hit a
seven-year peak against the yen on Wednesday, following a rise
in U.S. bond yields and Federal Reserve officials’ mostly upbeat
comments on the outlook for the U.S. economy.

The greenback also rose against the Australian dollar, which
slid to a four-year low after data showed Australia’s economy
unexpectedly slowed last quarter, prompting markets to price in
more chances of an interest rate cut.

Dec 3, 2014

Dollar hits seven-year high vs. yen; Aussie slides after weak GDP

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar hit a seven-year peak against the yen on Wednesday, following a rise in U.S. bond yields and Federal Reserve officials’ mostly upbeat comments on the outlook for the U.S. economy.

The greenback also rose against the Australian dollar, which slid to a four-year low after data showed Australia’s economy unexpectedly slowed last quarter, prompting markets to price in more chances of an interest rate cut.