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Kuwait unshackled its dinar from the tumbling U.S. dollar on Sunday and switched the exchange rate mechanism to a basket of currencies, throwing plans for currency union with other Gulf Arab oil producers into disarray.
Group of Eight finance ministers did not discuss currencies and gave no surprises at their weekend talks, leaving financial markets on Monday to take cues from swings in investor risk appetite from Chinese stocks.
The U.S. dollar held around a three-month high against the yen after a regional survey showed an unexpectedly large rise in U.S. business activity, backing a view that interest rates will stay on hold for some time.
The dollar rebounded from a one-week low against the euro and rose to a three-month high against the yen with help from housing and industrial production data that added little to U.S. inflation concerns.
The dollar fell across the board on Tuesday after a report suggested U.S. inflation was well contained in April, backing a view that the Federal Reserve will likely cut interest rates later this year.
The dollar edged lower against the euro, ahead of U.S. inflation data and a series of speeches from Federal Reserve officials that could yield clues on whether a cut in U.S. interest rates is likely this year.
The dollar slipped against the euro, weighed down by a surprising decline in U.S. retail sales and benign core producer prices, which bolstered the view that the economy is losing momentum.
The dollar climbed to one-month highs against the euro and two-and-half month peaks versus the yen as investors trimmed bearish bets on the greenback after key central bank meetings this week.
The dollar rose against the euro and yen after the Federal Reserve made no change to short-term U.S. interest rates.
The dollar rose against the euro Tuesday as investors squared positions ahead of central bank meetings in the U.S. and Europe.
The dollar weakened ahead of three central bank meetings that may underscore market expectations for U.S. interest rates to fall this year as rates in other major economies climb higher.
The dollar fell after a report showed U.S. employment growth in April was the lowest since November 2004, signaling that the U.S. economic slowdown has finally caught up to the labor market.
The dollar rose broadly for the third straight day, its longest rally in two months, after solid U.S. service sector data eased some concerns about the economy ahead of April's payrolls report.
The dollar edged up in thin trade, briefly brushing a two-month high against the yen, as dealers scaled back bets the greenback would slide ahead of an upcoming report on U.S. job growth in April.
The dollar rose, hitting a nine-week high against the yen, after a report showed U.S. manufacturing expanding at its fastest pace in almost a year.
Signs of sluggish U.S. growth pushed the dollar just shy of a record low against the euro on Monday and kept it on track for its steepest monthly slide since November.
The dollar dropped to a record low against the euro on Friday after the weakest reading of U.S. economic growth in four years, providing more evidence the economy is falling behind the rest of the world.
The dollar strengthened broadly on Thursday as dealers, frustrated at the euro's failure to reach a fresh new record high against the greenback, bought the U.S. currency back across the board.
The dollar fell to a two-year low against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday and came within a whisker of its record low against the euro after soft U.S. housing data kept a spotlight on slowing economic growth.
The dollar slipped after weak U.S. housing and consumer confidence data raised expectations the Federal Reserve may have to cut interest rates sometime this year.