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Oct 12, 2015

Dollar languishes near three-week lows; Aussie at seven-week highs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar hovered near a three-week low versus a basket of major currencies on Monday, anchored by doubts that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by year-end.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback’s value against a basket of six major currencies, was last trading at 94.780. On Friday it had touched a low of 94.692 .DXY, its weakest level since Sept. 18.

Oct 12, 2015

Dollar languishes near 3-week lows; Aussie at 7-week highs

SINGAPORE, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The dollar hovered near a
three-week low versus a basket of major currencies on Monday,
anchored by doubts that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise
interest rates by year-end.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback’s value
against a basket of six major currencies, was last trading at
94.780. On Friday it had touched a low of 94.692, its
weakest level since Sept. 18.

Oct 12, 2015

Dollar languishes near three-week lows; Aussie retreats

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar hovered near a three-week low versus a basket of major currencies on Monday, hampered by doubts that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by year-end.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback’s value against a basket of six major currencies, was last trading at 94.799. On Friday it had touched a low of 94.692 .DXY, its weakest level since Sept. 18.

Oct 9, 2015

Dollar stung by Fed minutes, Aussie and Asia FX shine

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Australian dollar hit a six-week high and emerging Asian currencies rallied on Friday, as the greenback came under pressure due to increasing doubts that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.

Commodity currencies and emerging Asian currencies have enjoyed a banner week as many investors pushed back expectations for the timing of Fed liftoff into next year after last week’s lackluster U.S. jobs data.

Oct 8, 2015

Dollar eases versus yen ahead of Fed minutes

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The dollar eased against
the yen on Thursday, struggling to gain traction as investors
awaited minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting for clues on
monetary policy.

Although Shanghai shares climbed 3.4 percent as
Chinese markets resumed trade after being on holiday since the
start of the month, risk sentiment was subdued overall with U.S.
equity futures slipping 0.7 percent.

Oct 5, 2015

World Bank trims 2015, 2016 East Asia forecasts, cites China, US rate risks

SINGAPORE, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The World Bank cut its 2015 and
2016 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific, and
said the outlook was clouded by the risk of a sharp slowdown in
China and possible spillovers from expected increases in U.S.
interest rates.

The Washington-based lender now expects the developing East
Asia and Pacific (EAP) region, which includes China, to grow 6.5
percent in 2015 and 6.4 percent in 2016, down from 6.8 percent
growth in 2014.

Oct 1, 2015

Bearishness towards yuan, rupee ebbs; rises for other Asian currencies – Reuters poll

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Investors increased bearish bets on most emerging Asian currencies in the last two weeks after Federal Reserve officials kept open the possibility of an interest rate hike in 2015 and as worries of a global economic slowdown lingered.

Short positions in the South Korean won, Singapore dollar, Indonesian rupiah, Taiwan dollar, Malaysian ringgit, Philippine peso and the Thai baht all rose to the largest levels since early September.

Oct 1, 2015

Bearishness towards yuan, rupee ebbs; rises for other Asian currencies: poll

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Investors increased bearish bets on most emerging Asian currencies in the last two weeks after Federal Reserve officials kept open the possibility of an interest rate hike in 2015 and as worries of a global economic slowdown lingered.

Short positions in the South Korean won KRW=KFTC, Singapore dollar SGD=D3, Indonesian rupiah IDR=ID, Taiwan dollar TWD=TP, Malaysian ringgit MYR=, Philippine peso PHP=PDSP and the Thai baht THB=TH all rose to the largest levels since early September.

Oct 1, 2015

Bearishness towards yuan, rupee ebbs; rises for other Asian currencies: poll

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Investors increased bearish bets on most emerging Asian currencies in the last two weeks after Federal Reserve officials kept open the possibility of an interest rate hike in 2015 and as worries of a global economic slowdown lingered.

Short positions in the South Korean won KRW=KFTC, Singapore dollar SGD=D3, Indonesian rupiah IDR=ID, Taiwan dollar TWD=TP, Malaysian ringgit MYR=, Philippine peso PHP=PDSP and the Thai baht THB=TH all rose to the largest levels since early September.

Sep 30, 2015

Singapore central bank seen likely to ease policy in October: Reuters poll

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s central bank will probably ease monetary policy in October due to the rising risk of a recession and downside risks to the inflation outlook, a Reuters poll showed.

Twelve of 18 analysts surveyed said their baseline expectation is for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to ease its exchange-rate based policy in October.