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
SINGAPORE, July 18 (Reuters) – Most emerging Asian
currencies fell on Friday as the downing of a Malaysian airliner
over eastern Ukraine stoked geopolitical tension and made
investors wary of riskier assets.
However, moves were relatively small. The ringgit eased 0.4
percent to 3.1885 versus the dollar but stayed above a
recent low of 3.2005 that had been touched on Wednesday.
SINGAPORE, July 17 (Reuters) – Singapore’s exports fell for a second
straight month in June, trade agency International Enterprise Singapore said on
Thursday, hit by a slump in shipments of electronics.
Singapore’s exports of electronics fell 17.4 percent year-on-year in June
after a 15.3 percent decline in May, taking non-oil domestic exports down 4.6
percent in June – double the 2.3 percent drop forecast in a Reuters survey.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The New Zealand dollar hovered near a three-year high on Wednesday, buoyed by the prospect of a sovereign rating upgrade, while the U.S. dollar held steady ahead of minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting.
Against a basket of major currencies, the greenback traded at 80.161 .DXY, having pulled back from a 1-1/2-week high of 80.359 set earlier this week.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, July 8 (Reuters) – The dollar held steady
versus a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, having retreated
from the previous day’s near-two-week high, giving the euro a
chance to get over an unexpected slump in German industrial
The dollar index was at 80.233, off a 1-1/2-week peak
at 80.359 set on Monday. Still, it managed to hold on to most of
the gains made in the wake of solid payrolls data on Thursday.
SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, July 7 (Reuters) – The dollar edged higher
on Monday and touched its highest level in more than a week
versus a basket of major currencies, staying on firm footing in
the wake of last week’s solid U.S. jobs data.
The dollar index rose 0.2 percent to 80.340. It
touched a high of 80.351 earlier on Monday, its highest level
since June 26.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar held firm above a recent eight-week low on Thursday, supported by hopes for a healthy rise in nonfarm payrolls, while the Aussie fell after Australia’s central bank chief warned that markets are underestimating the risk of a sharp fall in the currency.
Figures from U.S. payrolls processor ADP released on Wednesday added to a string of bullish U.S. data ranging from manufacturing to auto sales, supporting the view that the U.S. economy has bounced back smartly after a first-quarter slump.
TOKYO, June 12 (Reuters) – The euro hovered near a
four-month low versus the dollar on Thursday, hobbled by a
widening yield gap between euro zone bonds and their major
peers, while the New Zealand dollar rose after the central bank
retained its hawkish bias.
The euro last traded at $1.3544, up 0.1 percent on
the day but not far from a four-month low of $1.3503 set last
Thursday when the European Central Bank cut interest rates to
record lows and took its deposit rate negative for the first
TOKYO (Reuters) – The euro hovered near a four-month low versus the dollar on Thursday, hobbled by a widening yield gap between euro zone bonds and their major peers, while the New Zealand dollar rose after the central bank retained its hawkish bias.
The euro held steady at $1.3535, languishing near a four-month low of $1.3503 set last Thursday when the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and took its deposit rate negative for the first time.
TOKYO, June 11 (Reuters) – The euro neared a four-month low
on Wednesday, after the dollar’s yield advantage over the single
currency widened in the wake of upbeat U.S. economic data and
the European Central Bank’s monetary easing.
A rise in U.S. bond yields on speculation that the U.S.
Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than
previously expected has supported the greenback and put pressure
on the single currency this week.