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The British pound slipped to a four-week low against the dollar on Wednesday morning after investors were left disappointed following the Bank of England's (BoE) inflation report.
The US Dollar, euro and British pound are all falling following a meeting of the European Central Bank.
National Australia Bank on Thursday highlighted rising pressure on margins as it posted an 8.5 percent rise in cash earnings.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Monday but trading volumes were thin with Japanese and South Korean markets shut for holidays.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday in a quiet session with several markets shut for the 'May 1' public holiday.
Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as investors concentrated on central bank policy decisions in Japan and the U.S.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested data that showed a slight improvement in Chinese factory activity.
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.