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  • A broadly weaker dollar hit a 7-1/2 month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc, hurt by wrangling over the U.S. budget and a lack of clarity over the Federal Reserve's stimulus.

  • The dollar posted slim gains against a basket of currencies on Thursday, but remained weighed by the ongoing U.S. budget impasse.

  • The dollar fell on Wednesday as concerns about a potential U.S. government shutdown left investors wary.

  • The euro slipped against the dollar and yen on Tuesday, undermined by German sentiment data that was slightly below expectations.

  • Expect the RBA to cut rates in Nov: Pro

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank warns that markets may be in for a volatile ride ahead and explains why she expects the RBA to cut rates.

  • The euro rose on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a third term in office and German, French and euro zone private sector surveys came in better than expected.

  • The dollar on Friday edged up, helped by comments from Fed officials suggesting a reduction in stimulus could be closer than many thought.

  • The dollar recovered Thursday after Wednesday's losses following the Fed's decision to keep the stimulus intact, but its prospects remained bleak.

  • The dollar sank to a seven-month low on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve shocked investors by deciding to continue its massive stimulus program.

  • Dollar bills are seen attached to a computer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The euro rallied vs the dollar Tuesday after a better-than-expected German sentiment survey, but gains were muted before the Federal Reserve meeting.

  • The dollar fell to a four-week low on Monday after former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers withdrew his name as a candidate to lead the Federal Reserve.

  • The dollar weakened against the euro and yen as investors adjusted positions ahead of the weekend and next week's U.S. Federal Reserve policy-setting meeting.

  • The dollar fell from a seven-week high as U.S. bond yields declined and as investors speculated the Fed will be cautious in reducing its stimulus.

  • The dollar fell to near two-week lows against major currencies on Wednesday as some traders pared back bets on a reduction in stimulus by the Federal Reserve next week.

  • The dollar rose to a near seven-week high against the yen on Tuesday as easing tensions over Syria and encouraging Chinese economic data eroded demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency.

  • Time to position for higher interest rates

    Dale Gillham, Chief market Analyst at Wealth Within says the Reserve Bank of Australia could start raising interest rates, and investors should be positioning their portfolios for this.

  • Trade the Aussie vs the yen: Pro

    John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters expects the Aussie to recover further in the coming weeks, noting that a break above $0.9350 will be very positive for the currency.

  • Is Australia headed for a mid-life crisis?

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management says Australia's luck is about to run out, as China's demand for commodities will soon flatten out.

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    The dollar slipped against most major currencies on Monday after last week's disappointing U.S. jobs data fueled uncertainty about whether the Federal Reserve will begin to taper its stimulus program this month.

  • The dollar fell from a seven-week high against the euro on Friday after an eagerly anticipated U.S. jobs report disappointed investors hoping for data that would pave the way for the Federal Reserve to begin unwinding its monetary stimulus this month.