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Aug 1, 2014

Dollar pauses near 10-month high ahead of U.S. jobs data

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Dollar bulls took a
breather on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that
has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the
greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year.

The dollar index was steady at 81.479, having risen
2.1 percent in July to a 10-1/2 month peak of 81.573.

Jul 30, 2014

Dollar touches six-month high ahead of GDP and Fed tests

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, July 30 (Reuters) – The dollar touched a
six-month high against a basket of major currencies on
Wednesday, holding firm ahead of a Federal Reserve policy
decision and U.S. gross domestic product data due later in the
day.

Dollar bulls are holding out hope that the U.S. economy has
rebounded in the second quarter from a very soft patch and that
the Fed will provide some hints on when it will raise interest
rates.

Jul 30, 2014

Dollar steady near 6-month peak ahead of GDP and Fed tests

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, July 30 (Reuters) – The dollar hovered
near a six-month high against a basket of currencies on
Wednesday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve policy decision
and U.S. gross domestic product data due later in the day.

Dollar bulls are holding out hope that U.S. second quarter
gross domestic product will show the economy has rebounded from
a very soft patch and that the Fed will provide some hints on
when it will raise interest rates.

Jul 29, 2014

Dollar sits tight ahead of Fed meeting and data; kiwi sags

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – The dollar held near a
six-month peak against a basket of currencies on Tuesday ahead
of this week’s Federal Reserve policy review, while the kiwi
slipped after dairy giant Fonterra cut its forecast payout to
farmers.

The New Zealand dollar was down 0.4 percent at $0.8517
and set a low of $0.8512, its weakest level since June
10, after Fonterra Ltd. slashed its forecast payout to its
suppliers in the new season by 14 percent.

Jul 29, 2014

Dollar sits tight near six-month high ahead of Fed meeting, data

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – The dollar held steady
near a six-month peak against a basket of major currencies on
Tuesday, as investors kept to the sidelines ahead of a policy
review by the Federal Reserve.

The Fed is sure to cut its monthly bond-buying programme by
another $10 billion as it looks to wind up the scheme later in
the year, but the focus for markets is on any clues to the
timing of the first interest rate hike.

Jul 25, 2014

Rupiah sags on month-end flows; baht eases after rally

SINGAPORE, July 25 (Reuters) – Asian currencies were
generally steady to slightly lower on Friday, with the
Indonesian rupiah inching away from this week’s two-month high
due to month-end demand for dollars.

The rupiah sagged 0.2 percent to 11,590 versus the dollar
after setting a two-month high of 11,475 on Wednesday
according to Thomson Reuters data. For the week, the rupiah was
still up around 0.2 percent.

Jul 24, 2014

Singapore c.bank says economy on track for 2-4 pct growth

SINGAPORE, July 24 (Reuters) – Singapore’s economy is still
expected to grow by a targeted 2-4 percent in 2014 despite a
first-half slowdown, helped by factors such as improving global
demand, the central bank said on Thursday.

Quarter-on-quarter growth is likely to see a “modest
pick-up” in the second half after a slowdown over the first two
quarters, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Managing
Director Ravi Menon told reporters.

Jul 23, 2014

Rupiah scales 2-month high after Jokowi wins presidential election

SINGAPORE, July 23 (Reuters) – The Indonesian rupiah set a
two-month high on Wednesday, rallying after Joko “Jokowi” Widodo
was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election.

The rupiah rose more than 0.9 percent at one point and
touched a high of around 11,485 versus the dollar
, its strongest level since late May, according to Thomson
Reuters data.

Jul 22, 2014

Rupiah firm before election result; baht hits 8-month high

SINGAPORE, July 22 (Reuters) – Most Asian currencies rose on
Tuesday, with the Indonesian rupiah holding firm ahead of the
official results of the country’s presidential election, while
the Thai baht scaled an eight-month high.

Asian currencies had slipped late last week after the
downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine on Thursday
stoked geopolitical tension and sapped investors’ appetite for
riskier assets.

Jul 21, 2014

Asian currencies rise, baht hits 7-month high, but traders remain cautious

SINGAPORE, July 21 (Reuters) – Most Asian currencies rose on
Monday, with the Thai baht touching a seven-month high, as
investor risk aversion showed signs of easing, although market
players remained cautious about geopolitical risks.

Asian currencies had slipped late last week after the
downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine on Thursday
stoked geopolitical tension and made investors wary of riskier
assets.