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Nov 19, 2014

Yen slips in wake of Japan’s decision to delay sales tax rise

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The yen hit a fresh seven-year low versus the dollar on Wednesday, staying on the defensive after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decision to postpone a sales tax rise was read as supportive of risk sentiment.

The dollar rose to as high as 117.31 yen JPY=, its highest level since October 2007. The dollar last traded at 117.21 yen, up 0.3 percent on the day.

Nov 7, 2014

Dollar index hits 4-year high as U.S. jobs test looms

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The dollar set a fresh
four-year high against a basket of major currencies on Friday,
with its near-term fortunes hinging on whether U.S. jobs data
will add to or temper optimism about the U.S. economy’s outlook.

The dollar has been flying high, buoyed by the view that the
U.S. Federal Reserve is on course to raise rates next year on
the back of a steadily recovering U.S. economy.

Nov 7, 2014

Dollar stands tall near 4-year high before U.S. jobs data

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The dollar held near a
four-year high against a basket of major currencies on Friday,
with its near-term fortunes hinging on whether U.S. jobs data
will add to or temper optimism about the U.S. economy’s outlook.

The dollar has been flying high, buoyed by the view that the
U.S. Federal Reserve is on course to raise rates next year on
the back of a steadily recovering U.S. economy.

Nov 3, 2014

Yen hits seven-year low versus dollar; Aussie falls after weak China PMI

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The yen fell to a fresh seven-year low against the dollar on Monday, extending a massive sell-off sparked by the Bank of Japan’s surprise decision to boost its already huge bond-buying stimulus.

Sellers also took aim at the Australian dollar following a weak official survey on China’s manufacturing sector and a surprisingly large fall in Australian building approvals, while the euro hit a fresh two-year low against the greenback.

Nov 3, 2014

Yen hits 7-year low vs dollar; Aussie falls after weak China PMI

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The yen fell to a fresh
seven-year low against the dollar on Monday, extending a massive
sell-off sparked by the Bank of Japan’s surprise decision to
boost its already huge bond-buying stimulus.

Sellers also took aim at the Australian dollar following a
weak official survey on China’s manufacturing sector and a
surprisingly large fall in Australian building approvals, while
the euro hit a fresh two-year low against the greenback.

Oct 29, 2014

Dollar holds steady ahead of Fed, Swedish crown bruised by rate cut

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The dollar held steady
on Wednesday ahead of the latest guidance from the U.S. Federal
Reserve, with the Fed seen likely to wind down its bond-buying
stimulus, but taking a cautious tone on raising interest rates.

The Fed is all but certain to announce the end of its
massive bond-buying stimulus when it wraps up a two-day policy
meeting on Wednesday.

Oct 23, 2014

Euro down as euro zone PMI eyed after China survey fails to excite

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The euro eased on
Thursday with the focus turning to a gauge of euro zone business
activity due later in the day, while the kiwi slid after a
surprisingly weak reading on inflation in New Zealand.

The U.S. dollar managed to stay above water, though a
largely muted reaction was seen in currency markets to a survey
showing China’s factory sector grew a shade faster in October,
as the details underscored a still-shaky economy.

Oct 21, 2014

Aussie edges higher after China GDP; dollar slips vs yen

SINGAPORE, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The Australian dollar edged
higher on Tuesday after China’s third-quarter economic growth
slightly exceeded market expectations, while the U.S. dollar
struggled to gain traction and retreated against the yen.

China’s economy grew 7.3 percent in July-September from a
year earlier, slightly above the 7.2 percent forecast by
analysts. However, the growth was the weakest for any quarter
since the 2008/09 global financial crisis.

Oct 13, 2014

Dollar slips vs yen as global growth worries hit risk appetites

SINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The dollar fell to a one-month
low against the yen on Monday, as heightened worries about the
health of the global economy continued to shore up the
safe-haven Japanese currency.

The dollar also slipped versus the euro and the Australian
dollar in choppy, holiday-thinned trade.

Oct 13, 2014

Yen rises as global growth woes hit risk sentiment

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The yen scaled a one-month high against the dollar on Monday, as heightened worries about the health of the global economy continued to shore up the safe-haven Japanese currency.

The yen has pulled away from a six-year low versus the dollar set in early October, after dovish-leaning minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s September meeting released last Wednesday prompted the market to push back the expected timing of a Fed rate hike.