SINGAPORE, Oct 17 (Reuters) – The dollar eased versus the
yen on Thursday in a sell-the-fact type of reaction after the
U.S. Congress approved an 11th-hour deal to end a fiscal
standoff and avoid a damaging default on government debt.
The dollar slipped 0.1 percent to 98.65 yen, having
pulled back from a three-week high of 99.01 yen set earlier in
SINGAPORE, Oct 17 (Reuters) – The dollar set a three-week
high versus the yen on Thursday ahead of a pending vote in the
U.S. House of Representatives that could bring Washington’s
fiscal standoff to an end and avert the risk of a U.S. default.
The dollar held steady on the day at 98.79 yen after
having touched a high of 99.01 yen, the greenback’s strongest
level against the yen since late September.
SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar rose against the yen in Asia on Wednesday, supported by hopes that U.S. lawmakers may soon clinch a deal to raise the government’s borrowing limit and avert the risk of a U.S. default.
Optimism had grown earlier, after a Senate aide said Senate leaders could announce a deal late on Tuesday to extend the government’s borrowing authority until February 7 and quickly re-open federal agencies that have been closed since October 1.
SINGAPORE/WELLINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The dollar fell on
Monday while the yen rose on safe-haven demand due to concerns
the United States may default on its debts as lawmakers
negotiate a deal to raise its borrowing facility ahead of a
deadline this week.
The dollar slipped 0.3 percent versus the yen to about 98.29
yen, having touched a low of about 98.05 yen earlier in
the day. The greenback retreated from a near two-week high of
98.60 yen set on Friday.
SINGAPORE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The dollar fell on Monday while the yen rose on safe-haven demand due to concerns the United States may default on its debts as lawmakers negotiate a deal to raise its borrowing facility ahead of a deadline this week.
The dollar was last down 0.3 percent at 98.31 yen, having touched a low of about 98.05 yen earlier in the day. The greenback retreated from a near two-week high of 98.60 yen set on Friday.
SINGAPORE, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Sterling edged higher on
Friday after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was quoted as
saying he sees no need for more bond-buying by the central bank
given signs of recovery in the British economy.
Carney told the Yorkshire Post that the BoE would consider
the case for more economic stimulus should the recovery falter.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar held steady in Asia on Friday and was on track to end the week nearly flat, struggling to gain traction amid mounting U.S. political uncertainty and a lack of clarity over when the Federal Reserve will begin to scale back stimulus.
The dollar index .DXY was little changed on the day at 80.544, having risen 0.3 percent on Thursday thanks in part to a report showing fewer Americans filed new claims for jobless benefits last week.
TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro was on the defensive on Wednesday following weaker-than-expected German sentiment data, while worries over a possible U.S. government shutdown underpinned the yen against the dollar.
Traders, wrong-footed by last week’s shock decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep its bond-buying stimulus intact, also remained cautious and on data-watch mode as they considered for how long the U.S. central bank could hold off from tapering.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro held steady versus the dollar on Monday, failing to gain much momentum after a general election in Germany left Angela Merkel conservatives just short of the votes needed to rule on their own.
The euro last traded near $1.3525, little changed from late U.S. trade on Friday and off an intraday high of $1.3555 set early in the Asian session on Monday.
SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar held above a seven-month low against a basket of currencies on Friday after investors unwound some of the bearish trades put on in reaction to the Federal Reserve’s shock decision to maintain its massive bond-buying stimulus.
The dollar index eased 0.1 percent on the day to 80.333 .DXY, but stayed above a seven-month trough of 80.060 plumbed on Wednesday.