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Jan 28, 2014

Dollar stabilizes vs. yen as investors brace for Fed meeting

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar regained a firmer footing against the yen on Tuesday, as expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus further pulled the U.S. currency off a seven-week low against its Japanese counterpart.

While anxiety about emerging markets has increased the safe-haven appeal of the yen, investors were wary of taking aggressive positions against the dollar ahead of the Fed’s two-day meeting beginning later in the session.

Jan 27, 2014

Dollar touches seven-week low vs. yen on emerging market concerns

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar slipped to a seven-week low against the yen on Monday as a sell-off in emerging market currencies late last week prompted investors to seek shelter in the safe-haven Japanese currency.

The dollar fell as low as 101.77 yen, its lowest level since early December, and last stood at 102.36 yen, steady from late U.S. levels last week. It has fallen about 2.1 percent in the past three sessions.

Jan 27, 2014

Dollar touches 7-week low vs yen on emerging market concerns

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The dollar slipped to a
seven-week low against the yen on Monday as a sell-off in
emerging market currencies late last week prompted investors to
seek shelter in the safe-haven Japanese currency.

The dollar fell as low as 101.77 yen, its lowest
level since early December, and last stood at 102.36 yen, steady
from late U.S. levels last week. It has fallen about 2.1 percent
in the past three sessions.

Jan 24, 2014

Singapore’s firm output, weak exports may flag build-up in inventories

SINGAPORE, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Singapore’s factories may be
in for a rougher ride this year if manufacturers ramped up
output in anticipation of a pick-up in global demand, and caused
stocks to swell.

That worry is underscored by the city-state’s firm
industrial output growth that contrasts with its weak exports.

Jan 21, 2014

Dollar rises vs yen on Fed tapering view; kiwi shines

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The dollar rose versus
the yen on Tuesday, helped by renewed talk that the U.S. Federal
Reserve may announce a further reduction of its bond-buying
stimulus next week, while the New Zealand dollar surged after a
surprise pick-up in inflation.

The U.S. dollar advanced 0.5 percent to 104.65 yen,
bringing it closer to possible resistance near 104.92 yen, an
intraday high hit on Jan. 16.

Jan 20, 2014

Dollar holds firm vs euro; Aussie off lows after China GDP

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar set a
two-month high versus the euro on Monday, having enjoyed a solid
comeback last week after a string of mostly upbeat data
convinced markets the Federal Reserve will continue its gradual
withdrawal of stimulus.

The beleaguered Australian dollar got a bit of relief after
China’s annual economic growth in the October-December quarter
of 2013 came in at 7.7 percent, down from 7.8 percent in the
previous three months but slightly ahead of market expectations
for growth of 7.6 percent.

Jan 14, 2014

Yen takes breather vs. dollar as short-covering rally loses steam

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The yen eased versus the dollar on Tuesday, taking a breather after having rallied broadly the previous day following a selloff on Wall Street and a further drop in U.S. Treasury yields.

The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 103.48 yen, regaining some ground after its 1.1 percent drop on Monday, when the dollar fell to as low as 102.85 yen, its lowest level in about a month.

Jan 13, 2014

Dollar hits near one-month low vs. yen after weak U.S. jobs data

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar hit its lowest level in nearly a month versus the yen on Monday after surprisingly soft U.S. jobs data disappointed dollar bulls, with traders reassessing how quickly the Federal Reserve can scale back stimulus.

The dollar slid 0.6 percent to 103.48 yen, having fallen to 103.26 yen at one point, its lowest level since December 18. The greenback’s losses accelerated after it breached Friday’s intraday low of 103.83 yen.

Jan 13, 2014

Dollar hits near 1-mth low vs yen after weak US jobs data

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The dollar hit its
lowest level in nearly a month versus the yen on Monday after
surprisingly soft U.S. jobs data disappointed dollar bulls,
with traders reassessing how quickly the Federal Reserve can
scale back stimulus.

The dollar slid 0.6 percent to 103.48 yen, having fallen to
103.26 yen at one point, its lowest level since Dec. 18.
The greenback’s losses accelerated after it breached Friday’s
intraday low of 103.83 yen.

Jan 7, 2014

Dollar firmer vs yen but gains limited after disappointing U.S. data

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Jan 7 (Reuters) – The dollar edged higher
versus the yen on Tuesday but was still struggling to recoup its
losses from the previous day, when investors took aim at the
greenback in the wake of disappointing U.S. data.

Trading is usually lacklustre in the first full trading week
of the year as investors trickle back to their desks, with
position adjustments dominating trade. That has given some
support to the yen, the worst performing major currency in 2013
due to Japan’s ultra-loose monetary policy.