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China's factory activity sputtered in December, underlining challenges facing the country's manufacturers amid rising costs and softening demand.
The dollar was set to end 2014 with a gain of more than 12 percent against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday.
In a fresh sign China's economy is slowing, the final China HSBC PMI for December indicated manufacturing contracted for the first time in seven months.
The yen gained sharply against both the dollar and euro on Tuesday as investors sought the traditional safety of the Japanese currency.
The euro inched up but remained near two-year-lows after a key vote in Greece failed to secure a new president.
China's trade will grow 3.5 percent in 2014, implying it will miss official targets, according to a report on a government website that was later revised.
The dollar edged up against the yen on Friday on light bargain hunting, with markets slowly getting into gear after the Christmas holiday.
India's long-held position as the world's top diamond polisher is being challenged by soaring output from China.
Chinese investment banks have awarded the first pay rises since the financial crisis, but salaries and bonuses still trail Western banks'.
Currency strategists are pondering whether there is more volatility in store for the ruble.
The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years after strong U.S. economic growth caused market speculation of earlier interest rate hike.
Asian currencies may take a wild ride in 2015 with central bank policies set to diverge as the Fed prepares to raise interest rates, analysts say.
Political unrest kept tourists away from Thailand for much of this year, but a surge in Chinese travelers may signal a recovery ahead, analysts say.
Australian dollar hit a 4-1/2-year trough against its U.S. counterpart as prices of iron for construction fell in China amid weak demand.
The euro bounced back from two-year lows against a slightly weaker dollar on Monday, with Greece's election among risks to a calmer mood.
The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies for a third session on diverging monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other central banks.
Chinese shoppers are cashing in on the ruble's sharp drop, snapping up goods in Russia at low prices before brands can respond to foreign exchange moves.
China oil major CNPC is probing a 2013 oil deal as part of the mainland's sweeping corruption crackdown, taking down one of Premier Xi's political rivals.
China may be routinely underestimating its steel sector output, with official 2013 figures coming in 40 million tons below a key industry estimate.
The dollar pared gains against major currencies on Wednesday after the Fed said there remains "considerable time" before an interest rate hike.