Asian markets started the data-light week on the back foot, with major indices posting steep losses.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday after preliminary data showed that Chinese manufacturing activity slowed to a 7-month low in February.
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 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.
Recent announcements from the Fed have not pushed the dollar up as much as hoped, while the Aussie and the Swedish crown dived as well.
It was a Sterling day for the British pound, while the euro suffered on news of a possible negative deposit rate.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday. Overnight gains on Wall Street pushed Japan and South Korea shares on a rebound.
Asian equities were mixed on Friday, as fears of a slowdown in China weighed down on the Nikkei.
Asian equity markets rose on Monday following record closes on Wall Street last week but trading volumes were thin with Japan closed for a holiday.
Asia stocks were mostly higher on Thursday after the Fed unveiled a cut in stimulus and vowed to keep rates low but China underperformed on liquidity fears.