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WELLINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. dollar fell across the board on Monday following reports that Lawrence Summers had withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next Federal Reserve chairman.
*New Zealand, South Korea and the Philippines hold rates steady. Federal Reserve scales back its economic stimulus next week, Indonesia hiked interest rates to shore up its ailing currency, but elsewhere in Asia-Pacific policymakers less afraid of capital outflows held steady.
JAKARTA/ WELLINGTON, Sept 12- Indonesia hiked interest rates in a surprise move on Thursday to support a rapidly falling currency, but other central banks in the Asia Pacific held rates steady, waiting to see whether the U.S.
WELLINGTON/ JAKARTA, Sept 12- Indonesia hiked interest rates in a surprise move on Thursday, signalling growing alarm over a rupiah currency that is Asia's worst performer of 2013, but other central banks in the region held steady ahead of a U.S.
The waning likelihood of an immediate U.S. military strike on Syria also continued to undermine the dollar. The five permanent veto-wielding powers of the U.N. Security Council met in New York on Wednesday to discuss plans to bring Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan managed a gain of about 0.1 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average added 0.2 percent. One regional standout was New Zealand's currency, which jumped to a four-week high of $0.8150 after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand held its benchmark cash rate steady at 2.5 percent as expected.
SYDNEY, Sept 12- The dollar struggled at two-week lows against a basket of major currencies early in Asia on Thursday, as markets continued to chip away at its recent gains on growing doubts the Federal Reserve will scale back stimulus in any significant way next week.
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*Safe-haven yen slips as risk of strike on Syria diminishes. NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar climbed to an almost seven-week peak against the yen on Tuesday as easing tensions over Syria and encouraging economic data from China eroded demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency.
*Safe-haven yen slips as risk of strike on Syria diminishes. NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar rose to an almost seven-week peak against the yen on Tuesday as easing tensions over Syria and encouraging Chinese economic data eroded demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency.
*Oil, safe-haven bonds pressured as Syria worries recede further.
LONDON, Sept 10- The Bank of England is moving closer to ditching paper pounds and following Australia and Canada into switching to plastic banknotes instead. Governor Mark Carney introduced polymer banknotes while head of the Bank of Canada in 2011 and credited the material for a sharp drop in the rate of counterfeiting.
*Safe-haven yen slips as risk of strike on Syria diminishes. NEW YORK, Sept 10- 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.
LONDON, Sept 10- The Bank of England is moving closer to ditching paper pounds and switching to plastic banknotes instead. It would follow in the footsteps of Australia, Canada and others. Governor Mark Carney introduced polymer banknotes while head of the Bank of Canada in 2011 and credited the material for a sharp drop in the rate of counterfeiting.
*Indonesia in spotlight as foreign sell-off batters rupiah. SEOUL, Sept 10- As global markets tremble in anticipation that the U.S. Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea and New Zealand have all been buffeted by stormy markets since May, when the Fed first hinted that it could finally begin calling time on the easy money go-round that has lasted almost five years.
NEW YORK, Sept 4- The dollar fell from a six-week high against major currencies on Wednesday as investors booked profits on its recent gains before jobs numbers due this week. The dollar's weakness was most pronounced against growth-linked currencies, with the Australian and New Zealand dollars both rallying more than 1 percent.
NEW YORK, Sept 4- The dollar dropped against the euro on Wednesday for the first time in six sessions and retreated from a six-week high against a basket of currencies as data reflecting a growing world economy boosted investors' risk appetite.
*Syria less of a worry as imminent strike delayed. SYDNEY, Sept 3- The safe-haven yen started Asian trade at one-month lows against the dollar on Tuesday, having fallen broadly as fresh signs of a pickup in global manufacturing activity helped lift risk appetite.
*Yen slips versus USD as worries about Syria ease. SYDNEY, Sept 2- The yen eased against the dollar on Monday, while commodity currencies such as the Australian dollar edged higher in the wake of upbeat Chinese data and worries about an imminent military strike against Syria diminished.
PARIS, Aug 30- Danone said it expects to meet group sales targets in the third quarter as well as growth and margin forecasts for 2013 despite a product recall in Asia having a "significant impact" on baby nutrition sales.