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Aug 2, 2013

Dollar supported by upbeat U.S. data, jobs in focus

SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The dollar eased versus the yen
on Friday but held on to the bulk of gains made the previous day
after better-than-expected U.S. data stirred hopes for an upbeat
nonfarm payrolls report.

The dollar slipped 0.1 percent to 99.43 yen after
having surged about 1.7 percent on Thursday, the greenback’s
biggest one-day percentage rise against the yen in about four
months.

Jul 31, 2013

Dollar steady as Fed, US GDP loom; Aussie slips

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, July 31 (Reuters) – The dollar held steady
versus a basket of currencies on Wednesday as investors stepped
cautiously ahead of a Federal Reserve policy review that could
see the central bank drive home a dovish message.

The dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s
performance against a basket of major currencies, held steady at
81.856.

Jul 31, 2013

Dollar inches up as Fed, U.S. GDP loom; Aussie slips

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar inched up versus a basket of currencies on Wednesday as investors trod cautiously ahead of a Federal Reserve policy review that could see the central bank drive home a dovish message.

The dollar index .DXY, which tracks the greenback’s performance against a basket of major currencies, inched up 0.1 percent to 81.877.

Jul 30, 2013

Dollar holds firm; Aussie tumbles on RBA comments

SINGAPORE, July 30 (Reuters) – The dollar inched higher
against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, while the
Australian dollar slid after Australia’s central bank governor
said it could fall further and there was room for more interest
rate cuts.

The comments by Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor
Glenn Stevens were taken by investors as affirming expectations
for a rate cut at the RBA’s meeting next week and added to
downward pressure on the Aussie dollar.

Jul 30, 2013

Dollar edges higher; Aussie tumbles on RBA comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar inched higher against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, while the Australian dollar tumbled after the central bank governor said it could fall further and there was room for more interest rate cuts.

The comments by Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Glenn Stevens added to the downward pressure on the Aussie dollar, which slid 1.4 percent on the day to $0.9075.

Jul 26, 2013

Japan’s PM calls for high-level talks with China

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Friday for a leaders’ summit or a foreign ministers’ meeting between his country and China as soon as possible, adding that such talks should be held without preconditions.

Sino-Japanese ties, often fragile, have been seriously strained since September when a territorial row over tiny islands in the East China Sea flared. Concerns that the conservative Japanese leader wants to recast Japan’s wartime history with a less apologetic tone have added to the tensions.

Jul 25, 2013

Dollar slips, but stays above 1-mth low as U.S. yields rise

SINGAPORE, July 25 (Reuters) – The dollar eased versus a
basket of currencies on Thursday but stayed above a recent
one-month low after a rise in U.S. bond yields reminded
investors that the Federal Reserve was still closer to tempering
its monetary stimulus than other major central banks.

The dollar index slipped 0.1 percent to 82.208,
hovering above a one-month low of 81.926 set on Tuesday.

Jul 24, 2013

Dollar firms broadly, Aussie slips on China growth worries

SINGAPORE, July 24 (Reuters) – The dollar edged higher
versus a basket of currencies and the Australian dollar slipped
on Wednesday, as fresh signs of a slowdown in China’s
manufacturing sector dampened appetites for risk.

The Australian dollar had set a one-month high earlier in
the session as key measures of underlying inflation in Australia
were taken as reducing chances for an interest rate cut next
month. Still, the data was mixed and views remained split on the
likelihood of a rate trim.

Jul 24, 2013

Dollar edges higher, Aussie sags on China growth worries

SINGAPORE, July 24 (Reuters) – The dollar inched higher
versus a basket of currencies and the Australian dollar slipped
on Wednesday, as fresh signs of a slowdown in China’s
manufacturing sector weighed on broader risk sentiment.

The Australian dollar had set a one-month high earlier in
the session as key measures of underlying inflation in Australia
were taken as reducing chances for a cut in interest rates next
month, though the data was mixed and views in the market on the
likelihood of a rate cut remained split.

Jul 22, 2013

Yen rises in choppy trade after Japan PM’s election win

SINGAPORE, July 22 (Reuters) – The yen rose on Monday in
choppy trading, having dipped initially after a big win by
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc in upper house
elections gave Abe a stronger mandate for his reflationary
economic policies.

The widely expected victory gave Abe’s ruling bloc
majorities in both the lower and upper houses, and was likely to
pave the way for the government to pursue pro-growth fiscal
policies and structural reforms to go alongside the central
bank’s aggressive monetary easing.