SINGAPORE, May 22 (Reuters) – The yen eased versus the
dollar on Thursday and edged away from a 3-1/2-month high, as a
survey showing an improvement in Chinese factory activity helped
bolster risk appetite and dampened demand for the safe haven
The dollar rose 0.3 percent to 101.63 yen, well off a
3-1/2-month low near 100.80 yen plumbed on Wednesday. The euro
edged up 0.2 percent to 138.95 yen, up from a 3-1/2-
month trough of 138.15 yen also set on Wednesday.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, May 16 (Reuters) – The euro was back in
familiar territory against the dollar on Friday, having staged a
rebound from a 2-1/2-month trough as investors booked profits on
bearish positions ahead of the weekend.
The common currency rose 0.1 percent to $1.3718. It
had fallen as far as $1.3648 on Thursday, its lowest level since
late February, in response to data showing the euro zone grew
much less than expected at the start of the year.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, May 14 (Reuters) – The euro languished
near five-week lows against the dollar on Wednesday, having come
under renewed pressure as markets grow more convinced the
European Central Bank will ease policy next month.
The euro inched up 0.1 percent to about $1.3715,
staying within sight of Tuesday’s low near $1.3688. A break
below the April 4 trough of $1.3672 would take it back to levels
not seen since late February.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, May 12 (Reuters) – The euro started the
week on a steadier footing after two straight sessions of steep
losses, but should stay under pressure amid the persistent
threat of policy action from the European Central Bank.
The common currency, which plumbed a one-month trough of
$1.3745 on Friday, last held steady on the day at
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, May 8 (Reuters) – The euro held below a
near two-month high on Thursday ahead of an interest rate review
by the European Central Bank, while the Aussie rose on
better-than-expected data on Australian jobs and Chinese trade.
For the euro, the main focus is the ECB, which is widely
expected to keep interest rates on hold.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The yen clung to its gains against the dollar on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan held off from fresh stimulus as expected, with some traders saying month-end flows may have contributed to the yen’s firm tone.
The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 102.42 yen, having shown little reaction after the BOJ voted unanimously to maintain its pledge of increasing base money, its key policy gauge, at an annual pace of 60 trillion (348.9 billion pounds) to 70 trillion yen.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro held firm against the dollar on Tuesday after a solid performance the day before as expectations for additional stimulus from the European Central Bank waned.
The common currency rose 0.1 percent to $1.3862, having pulled up from Monday’s intraday low near $1.3815. The euro also rose 0.1 percent to 142.10 yen, well above a one-week low of 140.99 yen that had been set on Monday.
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, April 29 (Reuters) – The euro held firm
against the dollar on Tuesday after a solid performance the day
before as expectations for additional stimulus from the European
Central Bank waned.
The common currency rose 0.1 percent to $1.3862,
having pulled up from Monday’s intraday low near $1.3815. The
euro also rose 0.1 percent to 142.10 yen, well above
a one-week low of 140.99 yen that had been set on Monday.
SINGAPORE, April 25 (Reuters) – Singapore’s first-quarter
growth could be revised higher after data on Friday showed
unexpectedly strong industrial output in March, double the pace
of market expectations.
Manufacturing output in March surged 12.1 percent from a
year earlier, far exceeding expectations in a Reuters poll for
growth of 6.3 percent.
TOKYO/SINGAPORE, April 25 (Reuters) – The dollar held steady
near a one-week low versus the yen on Friday, struggling to gain
traction as rising tension in Ukraine undermined optimism about
U.S. economic growth.
The dollar last stood at 102.35 yen, not very far
from a one-week low of 102.085 set on Thursday, when rising
tensions in Ukraine helped keep risk appetite in check.