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Jul 17, 2014

Singapore June exports slide on weak electronics shipments

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.

Jul 9, 2014

Kiwi firm near three-year high; greenback awaits Fed minutes

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.

Jul 8, 2014

Dollar holds steady, takes breather after rally

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
output.

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.

Jul 7, 2014

Dollar stays firm in the wake of jobs-inspired rally

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.

Jul 3, 2014

Dollar supported before jobs data, Aussie slides after RBA comments

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.

Jun 12, 2014

Euro hovers near 4-month trough; kiwi jumps on RBNZ rate hike

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
time.

Jun 12, 2014

Euro hovers near four-month low; kiwi up on RBNZ rate hike

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.

Jun 11, 2014

Euro slips, dented by ECB easing and yield gap vs dollar

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.

Jun 11, 2014

Euro slips, hit by widening yield gap on U.S. dollar

TOKYO, June 11 (Reuters) – The euro languished near 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 helped support the greenback this week.

Jun 10, 2014

Dollar steady, draws support from rise in U.S. yields

TOKYO, June 10 (Reuters) – The dollar held steady versus a
basket of major currencies on Tuesday, clinging to gains made
the previous day thanks to higher U.S. bond yields after last
week’s solid U.S. jobs report.

The dollar index stood at 80.607 , keeping
above a near two-week trough of 80.240 touched last Friday.