The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations.» Read More
The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi made clear the euro's strength is a possible trigger to ease monetary policy.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as investors were cautious about the prospect of further U.S. sanctions on Russia.
Asian stocks ended higher on Thursday, with mainland shares outperforming, as investors shrugged off disappointing Chinese trade figures.
Asian stocks kicked off the week lower after heavy losses on Wall Street at the end of last week.
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.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding after the previous day's losses, on hopes of fresh stimulus measures in Europe and China.
Asian equity markets sold off sharply across the board on Friday amid a flight-to-safety.
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 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 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.