SYDNEY, March 10- The yen rose across the board early on Monday as investors gave riskier currencies, such as the Australian dollar, a wide berth after China data fuelled worries about a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. It dropped to $0.9030 from $0.9065 late in New York on Friday and fell as much as 0.7 percent to 92.92 yen.» Read More
*Ukraine tensions heighten on Russia's military intervention. "Investors turned to classic safe havens amid heightened tensions in Ukraine," said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst, at Western Union Business Solutions in Washington.
LONDON, March 3- The Japanese yen was at its strongest in a month against the dollar on Monday and looked set for more gains as investors sought safe havens from the risk of conflict in Ukraine and an economic slowdown in China.
SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 3- The Japanese yen gained broadly on Monday while investors sold risk currencies such as the Australian dollar after Ukraine's mobilisation to counter possible Russian invasion heightened geopolitical risks. The U.S. also threatened to isolate Russia economically in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.
TOKYO, March 3- Escalating political tensions in Ukraine pressured Asian stocks on Monday, forcing anxious investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets in favour of traditional safe haven bets such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.
*Putin threatens invasion to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine. SYDNEY, March 3- The Japanese yen rose across the board on Monday while investors gave risk currencies such as the Australian dollar a wide berth as Ukraine mobilised for war after Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade the neighbouring country.
WELLINGTON, March 3- The yen rallied to a three-week high against the U.S. dollar on Monday while the Australian and New Zealand dollars stumbled as escalating political tensions in Ukraine prompted investors to dump higher-risk currencies in favour of lower-risk, liquid ones.
Russian banks raised dollar and euro exchange rates to record highs on Sunday amid the crisis in Ukraine, Dow Jones reported.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- The dollar fell to a two-month low against the euro on Friday after data showed euro zone inflation unexpectedly held steady this month and U.S. economic growth was revised lower for the fourth quarter.
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NEW YORK, Feb 28- Stocks on Wall Street zoomed to a record high on Friday, shrugging off a revised downward estimate to U.S. growth, while the euro hit its highest level this year after inflation in Europe stabilized, cooling expectations of looser monetary policy.
The dollar fell to a two-month low against the euro after data showed euro zone inflation unexpectedly held steady this month.
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*Yuan nearly hits weak end of 1 pct trading band Yuan suffers biggest weekly loss around 0.9 pct. HONG KONG, Feb 28- China's yuan suffered its biggest weekly loss on record on Friday, as the central bank stepped up its intervention to weaken the currency ahead of a key government meeting next week which may be used as a platform to unveil more market reforms.
*Focus also on lingering tensions in Ukraine. LONDON, Feb 28- A weakening Chinese yuan and tensions in Ukraine drove investors into the relative safety of the Japanese yen on Friday while shockingly strong Swedish growth numbers propelled the crown higher.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Asian stocks edged up in late trading after a volatile session on Friday, as investors weighed unrest in Ukraine against Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen expressing confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Asian stocks shook off their gains and headed south on Friday, as unrest in Ukraine offset comforting words from U.S. The fear factor helped the yen rise against the dollar and euro on its traditional safe-haven appeal as tensions mounted in Ukraine, even after Yellen's testimony to a Senate committee helped the S&P 500 close at a record high.
*Focus also on lingering tensions in Ukraine. *China's yuan may have biggest one-day loss. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 28- The New Zealand dollar hit a seven-week high on Friday as an upbeat business survey underscored expectations for a rate hike next month, while the euro eased ahead of a closely-watched reading on euro zone inflation.
*Lingering tensions in Ukraine seen keeping dollar shaky. "Isolated incidents from Ukraine will continue to move the dollar at least until elections are held there in May," said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief strategist at Praevidentia Strategy in Tokyo.
Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities makes a case for investing in gold even as yellow metal trade relatively lower from its lofty highs.
Ruble recovers losses as Ukraine news turns more positive. The yen and the Swiss franc rose on jitters over the possibility of Russian intervention in Ukraine, adding to concerns about emerging markets and driving capital into the world's traditional safe-haven currencies.