Commodity and growth-linked currencies like the Australian dollar rose on Friday, and were set to end the week on a high note.» Read More
Despite simmering tensions between China and Southeast Asia, trade between them has surged in recent years and the ties will only deepen, HSBC said.
The dollar held near an 11-month high, supported by upbeat U.S. data, while the New Zealand dollar took a hit from a fall in dairy prices.
Viagra's patent in China has expired and some analysts expect cheaper prices will bring a surge of demand for the storied erectile dysfunction drug.
The US dollar extended a rally after an 8-1/2 year high in services growth and a bigger-than-expected increase in factory orders.
The euro headed back below $1.34 on Tuesday after a survey of Italian service sector purchasing managers disappointed on the low side.
The dollar hovered around 10-month highs ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday.
The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after labor market data fueled expectations for a hawkish Fed.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after the Fed announced it will cut its asset buying program by another $10 billion.
Fears over Ukraine unrest and an upcoming slew of US data are also pushing some currencies slightly down against the dollar.
With the resurgent greenback set to react further to economic data coming from the U.S., many analysts have argued that sterling has reached a tipping point.
After suffering an extended bout of bearishness, China shares in unloved sectors are climbing and analysts expect the rally can continue.
The dollar fell slightly against the euro ahead of Wednesday's release of US gross domestic product growth and a Fed policy announcement.
The euro struggled to hold above eight-month lows against the dollar on Friday, hurt by a dive in Germany's Ifo survey of business sentiment.
The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations.
Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.
The euro's resolve could be starting to crack, as it cleared "psychologically significant" barriers, according to strategists.
The euro hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as worries drove investors away from the single currency.
Alibaba's foray into online financial services was expected to disrupt China's bank sector, but now some believe it's no longer particularly radical.
China shares may be seeing a flood of bullish calls after years of underperformance, but some analysts remain solidly pessimistic on the market.
The U.S. dollar turned flat against the euro, giving up earlier gains which drove the European currency to an eight-month low.