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Sep 12, 2014

Dollar hits fresh six-year high versus yen, Aussie flounders

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar set a fresh six-year high against the yen on Friday, continuing to draw strength as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve could send a hawkish signal at its policy meeting next week.

The dollar touched a high of 107.39 yen, its strongest level since September 2008, and last traded at 107.35 yen, up 0.2 percent from late U.S. trade on Thursday.

Sep 12, 2014

Dollar hits fresh 6-year high vs yen, Aussie flounders

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The dollar set a fresh
six-year high against the yen on Friday, continuing to draw
strength as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve could
send a hawkish signal at its policy meeting next week.

The dollar touched a high of 107.39 yen, its strongest level
since September 2008, and last traded at 107.35 yen, up 0.2
percent from late U.S. trade on Thursday.

Sep 9, 2014

Dollar sets fresh 14-month high on Fed study, sterling woes

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar scaled a 14-month high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, after a Federal Reserve study made investors reassess prospects for higher U.S. interest rates, while sterling fell on worries that Scots may vote for independence.

The dollar index .DXY rose 0.3 percent to 84.445. It rose to 84.496 at one point, bringing into view the July 2013 peak of 84.753. A break there will take it to highs unseen since July 2010.

Sep 8, 2014

Sterling skids to near 10-month low on Scotland worries

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Sterling weakened to
its lowest in nearly 10 months on Monday amid worries about
political uncertainty after an opinion poll showed supporters of
Scottish independence from Britain taking the lead for the first
time since the referendum campaign began.

With less than two weeks to go before the vote, a YouGov
survey for the Sunday Times newspaper put the “Yes” to
independence campaign at 51 percent against the “no” camp at 49
percent.

Sep 5, 2014

Euro wobbly after ECB’s stimulus jolt; dollar hits 6-year high vs yen

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The euro languished
near a 14-month low versus the dollar on Friday, struggling to
regain its footing after the European Central Bank delivered a
fresh round of stimulus and promised even more if needed.

The common European currency slipped 0.1 percent to $1.2935
. On Thursday, it had tumbled 1.6 percent, its biggest
one-day drop in nearly three years versus the dollar, and set a
14-month low of $1.2920.

Sep 4, 2014

Euro holds steady as ECB policy decision looms

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The euro held steady
versus the dollar on Thursday, having recovered from one-year
lows set earlier this week as investors repositioned ahead of
the European Central Bank policy review.

News of a ceasefire plan in eastern Ukraine further shored
up the common currency, although this is now in doubt after
Ukraine’s prime minister dismissed the proposal outlined by
President Vladimir Putin.

Sep 1, 2014

Euro hits fresh one-year low, hamstrung by Ukraine turmoil

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro hit a fresh one-year low on Monday, as heightened worries about the crisis in Ukraine kept the currency on the defensive ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting later this week.

The euro fell as far as $1.3119 EUR=, reaching lows not seen since early September 2013. It last traded at $1.3125, down 0.1 percent on the day.

Aug 28, 2014

Harried euro gets respite ahead of inflation test

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro inched higher on Thursday and held above a one-year low versus the dollar, getting some respite as feverish speculation of an imminent round of easing by the European Central Bank cooled.

Sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the ECB is unlikely to take new policy action next week unless inflation figures on Friday show the euro zone sinking significantly towards deflation. [ID:nL5N0QX47B]

Aug 27, 2014

Dollar sets 13-month high as euro struggles on ECB easing expectations

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar hit a 13-month peak against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, with the euro still struggling amid expectations of further policy easing from the European Central Bank.

The dollar index rose as far as 82.727 at one point, its highest level since July 2013. It was last steady on the day at 82.648.

Aug 22, 2014

Dollar rally pauses as Jackson Hole takes centre stage

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Aug 22 (Reuters) – The dollar hovered just
below its 2014 peak against a basket of major currencies on
Friday, with bulls turning cautious ahead of a speech by Federal
Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

The dollar index held steady at 82.144, having risen
as high as 82.364 on Thursday – a level last seen in early
September.