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  • NEW YORK, April 1- The dollar eased on Tuesday as currency traders looked ahead to key U.S. jobs data due Friday and shrugged off a report showing growth at U.S. factories accelerating. The euro was helped by data signalling easing price pressures in the euro zone and rose for a third day against the dollar, by 0.17 percent in New York trading to $1.3793.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ BEIJING, April 1- Manufacturing in Asia and Europe finished the first quarter on a weaker note but activity in the United States remained relatively steady, suggesting severe winter weather in North America had only a modest effect on U.S. factories.

  • WELLINGTON, March 13- New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates on Thursday and signalled an aggressive tightening this year, taking the lead among developed economies in lifting rates off record lows as it tries to quell inflation pressures in an outperforming economy.

  • Ongoing worries over China's economy weighed Asian equity markets down on Wednesday, while overnight losses on Wall Street further ignited a flight-to-safety.

  • *Euro shows resilience even as Ukraine tensions continue. TOKYO, March 11- The yen wobbled in a narrow range in early Asian trade on Tuesday as investors awaited the latest policy decision from the Bank of Japan later in the session.

  • Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.

  • Few bright sparks could be found in dour Asian stock markets on Monday.

  • Asian shares mixed; Chinese shares end losing streak Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Asian equities were a mixed sight of red and green on Friday, despite overnight gains on Wall Street and as investors digested a raft of Japanese economic data.

  • *U.S. warns Russia it would be' grave mistake' to intervene militarily in Ukraine. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Feb 27- The U.S. dollar held near a two-week high against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, as heightening tensions in Ukraine helped support safe-haven demand for the greenback.

  • *U.S. warns Russia it would be' grave mistake' to intervene militarily in Ukraine. Traders said the move was a bit of a puzzle but pointed to heightened tensions in Ukraine and an unexpectedly upbeat report on U.S. new home sales as supporting the greenback.

  • *Dollar falls against euro and yen; China's yuan hits three-year low. NEW YORK, Feb 25- The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after soft U.S. consumer confidence data drove bond yields lower, but stayed strong against the yuan after China's currency hit a three-year low.

  • Asian shares mixed; Upbeat Nikkei rises 1.5% Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian shares were mostly in the green on Tuesday, after a positive handover from the U.S. sent majority of equity markets, particularly Japanese shares, higher.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies have embraced a goal of generating more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of million of new jobs, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- The world's top economies have embraced a goal of generating more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of million of new jobs, signalling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them.

  • Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday after preliminary data showed that Chinese manufacturing activity slowed to a 7-month low in February.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.1 percent lower, though Australia's main index pushed 0.3 percent higher.

  • Currency from Australia and New Zealand is arranged for a photograph.

    The New Zealand dollar is set to move past parity against the Australian dollar in 2014 for the first time in 40 years, according to HSBC.

  • Japan's growth disappoints in fourth quarter Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross a road while carrying umbrellas as snow falls in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan's economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter from the previous one, below expectations for a 0.7 percent gain, data on Monday showed.

  • *22 of 46 economists say threat of deflation in euro zone "somewhat serious". BANGALORE, Feb 13- The threat of deflation across the euro zone is more serious than the European Central Bank claims, as austerity imposed on peripheral economies is already pushing prices lower, a Reuters poll of forecasters found on Thursday.

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