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Dollar mixed following US jobs report

The dollar had a mixed day Friday after a US jobs report suggested the Federal Reserve is unlikely to hasten its timetable for tightening monetary policy. Near 2230 GMT, the dollar fell to 103.26 yen from 103.94 Thursday. The euro bought $1.3704, down slightly from $1.3717. The euro fell to 141.50 yen from 142.61. Heading into Friday, analysts had predicted the dollar would rally if the US Department of Labor report showed the addition of more than 225,000 jobs in March, but retreat if the figure came in below 150,000.

Euro rises in Asia ahead of ECB meeting

The euro was mixed in Asia Thursday as investors turn their attention to a European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting later in the day, after weak inflation data fuels speculation of a rate cut. The single currency inched up to 143.08 yen from 142.96 yen in New York Wednesday, while it edged up slightly to $1.3766 from $1.3765. The dollar rose to 103.94 yen, from 103.85 yen.

Dollar steady in Asia ahead of jobs data

The dollar held steady in Asia Tuesday as investors await the release of US jobs data later in the week, while they largely ignored a Bank of Japan survey that showed business confidence at a more than six-year high. In afternoon Tokyo trade, the dollar crept up to 103.26 yen from 103.22 yen in New York on Monday. The euro bought $1.3776 and 142.25 yen, compared with $1.3772 and 142.15 yen. The BoJ Tankan survey for January-March hit its highest level since December 2007, pointing to a pick-up in confidence in corporate Japan along with the economy.

Dollar ticks up after Wall Street sell-off

The dollar edged up against the yen in Asia Thursday after falling in US trade on concerns about the US banking system and tensions between Russia and the West. The dollar was at 102.18 yen in Tokyo afternoon trade, slightly up from 102.00 yen in New York Wednesday afternoon. The euro, which dropped Wednesday on hints from the European Central Bank that it will act to fight deflationary pressures, bought $1.3790 and 140.92 yen compared with $1.3788 and 140.57 yen in US trade.

Stimulus hopes in China, Europe boost world stock markets

SEOUL, South Korea - World stock markets gained Wednesday as investors anticipated further stimulus measures from Europe and China while U.S. economic data reinforced recovery hopes in the world's largest economy. Germany's DAX was up 1.1 per cent at 9,443.09 and France's CAC 40 jumped 0.9 per cent to 4,381.54. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.5 per cent to 6,636.54. Wall Street was set to gain with S

Dollar holds firm after solid consumer confidence data

The dollar stayed firm against other currencies in Asia on Wednesday, holding onto gains on data showing US consumer confidence at a six-year high. In Tokyo afternoon trade the greenback was at 102.27 yen against 102.25 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon. The euro slipped to $1.3812 from $1.3825 in US trade while fetching 141.28 yen against 141.36 yen. "Gains in the US were supported by a solid consumer confidence reading," National Australia Bank said in a note.

Asian shares mostly lower after US, Europe losses

Asian markets were mostly down Tuesday as traders booked profits after the previous day's rally, while Wall Street provided another negative lead in response to anaemic US and Chinese manufacturing data. But the euro held on to the gains it made against the dollar after an upbeat survey of European factory activity raised hopes for the eurozone, while the Indian rupee hit a seven-month high.

Euro dips in Asia as analysts warn on Russia

The euro weakened in Asia on Tuesday after rallying in New York as analysts warned of downside risks if Western leaders tighten economic sanctions on Russia over the Crimea crisis. The eurozone has strong business links with Moscow and any disruption of crucial oil supplies from Russia could weigh on the single currency, analysts said. In Tokyo afternoon trade, the euro bought $1.3828 and 141.39, against $1.3835 and 141.48 yen on Monday in New York, where it was boosted by an improvement in eurozone business activity. The dollar bought 102.25 yen from 102.26 yen.

Dollar holds on to gains in Asia

The dollar held steady Monday following a surge last week on comments from Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen as Tokyo shares rebounded from a six-week low. In afternoon trading, the greenback fetched 102.43 yen, rising from 102.23 yen in New York Friday. The euro was mixed, buying $1.3800 and 141.37 yen, compared with $1.3794 and 141.87 yen. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock index, which finished up 1.77 percent, was lifted by the yen's weakening against the dollar, boosting exporters.

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains

Asian markets rose Friday as bargain-hunters moved in after the previous session's heavy losses, with investors taking a lead from Wall Street and a positive batch of US data. The dollar held on to its recent gains after the head of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday hinted that US interest rates could be hiked early next year, sooner than analysts had expected.
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