The dollar rebounded on Friday after data showed a pickup in U.S. wages, suggesting rates hikes are more likely to happen in 2016.
China has struggled to shore up the yuan amid hefty capital outflows. Reserves data over the weekend may offer a glimpse of the challenge's severity.
The dollar was on the defensive after a collapse in hopes of a further rise in U.S. interest rates this year drove its biggest daily fall.
The yen rose on Wednesday as weaker stock markets in Europe spurred investors to buy safe haven assets.
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The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and yen on Tuesday after a drop in oil prices suggested U.S. inflation would stay low.
China's policymakers still have ammunition to counter the mainland's slowing economy, including supply-side reforms and subsidized housing, HSBC said.
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The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on the view that the Fed would not be able to hike interest rates as quickly as forecast.
China's leaders are set to target 6.5-7 percent economic growth this year, sources familiar with their thinking said, using a range for the first time.
The dollar rose sharply on Friday, hitting a six-week high versus the yen.
China's slowing economy and market rout may capture headlines, but the mainland's debt load is a bigger worry, said top China banking analyst Charlene Chu.
Charlene Chu, senior partner for China banks research at Autonomous Research Asia, says after under-injecting liquidity in Q3 and Q4, the Chinese central bank has had to be more aggressive in January.
Lack of institutional investors in China's equity market means state intervention is the only way to keep it stable, says David Gaud, senior portfolio manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management.
The dollar hit a one-week low against the euro on Thursday after a plunge in U.S. durable goods orders.
Commodity-linked major currencies including the Australian and New Zealand dollars surged on Thursday as oil traded back above $33 a barrel.
Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group, says Hong Kong should consider if it wants to hinge its growth to U.S. monetary policy or to China.
In the absence of inflation, it's hard for companies to boost their revenues, says Arthur Kwong from BNP Paribas.
The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro halted their rise on Tuesday, as stock markets and oil prices recovered.