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Feb 11, 2015

Dollar supported by higher yields, euro in focus before EU talks

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The dollar hit a fresh
one-month high versus the yen on Wednesday, bolstered by gains
in Treasury yields, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for
Greece kept the euro under a cloud.

The dollar edged up 0.1 percent to 119.57 yen. As of
0533 GMT, its intraday high was 119.67 yen, the dollar’s
strongest level since early January.

Feb 11, 2015

Higher yields support dollar, euro in focus before EU talks

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The dollar hovered near
a one-month high versus the yen on Wednesday, bolstered by gains
in Treasury yields, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for
Greece kept a cloud over the euro.

The dollar inched up 0.1 percent to 119.51 yen,
staying near Tuesday’s peak of 119.62 yen, which was the
dollar’s highest level since early January.

Feb 6, 2015

Euro pauses after short-covering bounce, focus on U.S. jobs data

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Reuters) – The euro eased versus the
dollar on Friday, with the near-term focus on whether U.S. jobs
data later in the day will bolster the case for the Federal
Reserve to consider raising interest rates around mid-year.

The euro eased 0.1 percent to $1.1469, after having
surged 1.2 percent the previous day in a short covering rally.

Feb 5, 2015

Euro steadier after falling on renewed Greece worries

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The euro steadied
slightly on Thursday, after sliding the previous day when the
European Central Bank said it will no longer accept Greek bonds
as collateral for its liquidity operations.

The ECB’s announcement dealt a blow to Athens, which is
seeking debt relief from euro zone lenders, knocking the euro
to $1.1304 earlier on Thursday.

Jan 29, 2015

NZ dollar dented by dovish cenbank, USD firm post-Fed

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The New Zealand dollar
pared some losses but remained near a four-year low on Thursday
as investors priced in a greater chance of rate cuts there,
while U.S. dollar bulls focused on the positive in the Federal
Reserve’s latest policy statement.

The kiwi had tumbled to $0.7314, its lowest level
since March 2011, after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand opened
the door to a possible cut in rates, having only last month
flagged that further tightening was needed.

Jan 27, 2015

Euro holds steady, gets respite after recent sell-off

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The euro steadied
versus the dollar on Tuesday, after having bounced off an
11-year trough the previous day as investors decided to take
profits on extremely bearish positions.

The common currency last traded near $1.1238, having
pulled up from Monday’s low of $1.1098 – a level not seen since
September 2003.

Jan 23, 2015

Euro hits fresh 11-year low after ECB launches QE, seen staying weak

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The euro set a fresh
11-year low versus the dollar on Friday, staying under pressure
after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying
programme to support the sagging euro zone economy.

The euro touched a low of around $1.1315 on trading platform
EBS, its lowest level since September 2003. The euro last traded
at $1.1343, down 0.2 percent on the day.

Jan 23, 2015

Euro hovers near 11-year low after ECB launches QE, seen staying weak

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The euro wallowed near
an 11-year low on Friday after suffering a massive decline as
the European Central Bank launched a stimulus programme that
would pump hundreds of billions in new money into a sagging euro
zone economy.

The common currency tumbled on Thursday as the market took
in news that the ECB would purchase sovereign debt from this
March until the end of September 2016, by which time more than 1
trillion euros would have been created under quantitative
easing.

Jan 22, 2015

Japanese economy will show powerful upward trend in 2015: PM adviser

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Japan could see some “concrete movement” in its real economy in 2015, an economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, adding that inflation expectations have been rising under the Bank of Japan’s monetary stimulus.

The Japanese economy will show a powerful upward trend this year, said Etsuro Honda, a University of Shizuoka professor and a prominent outside architect of Abe’s reflationary policies.

Jan 22, 2015

Euro braces for ECB moves, rate cut jolts Canadian dlr

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The euro held steady on
Thursday as investors awaited details of a sovereign bond-buying
programme that the European Central Bank is seen likely to
announce later in the day.

Market expectations are sky-high for the ECB to unveil a
large-scale programme of quantitative easing.