Optimism about the economy and hopes for an early end to loose Fed policy kept the
The nominee for governor of the Bank of Japan repeated his vow to boost monetary easing, and the yen fell in Asian trading. [globalpost.com]
Disappointing Chinese economic data released over the weekend weighed on the Australian dollar in Asian trading. [WSJ]
Downbeat economic data and the prospect of a new U.K. budget kept the pound stuck near a 2 1/2-year low against the dollar. [globalpost.com]
A large majority of Italians are opposed to a referendum on the euro zone and want to keep the euro, a poll showed. [CNBC]
But one in four Germans would vote for an anti-euro party in September's federal elections, a different poll showed.
Traders fretted over moves by Hungary's new central bank governor and a vote on a disputed constitutional amendment, and the forint fell. [WSJ]