*US tech stocks buoyed by Apple; Facebook at record high. LONDON, July 24- The euro pulled off 8- month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the bloc's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July, and emerging equities hovered near 17- month highs after strong Chinese data.» Read More
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 23- The dollar held close to a six-week peak against a basket of currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, as the euro edged down to touch a fresh 2014 low on the diverging interest rate outlook for the U.S. and euro zone.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge, advises investors to sell the euro now as it will likely remain a casualty from geopolitical tensions.
Violence continued in Gaza, but hopes rose for an easing of tension in Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels handed the flight recorder and victims' remains from a downed Malaysian airliner to international authorities.
SYDNEY, July 23- The euro languished at multi-month lows against many of its peers early on Wednesday, having moved decisively lower overnight along with an eye-catching fall in the Swiss franc. Traders said there was no specific trigger although the weaker euro dovetailed nicely with expectations for the European Central Bank to ease policy further.
NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields held firm on the view the world's biggest economy is expanding enough for the Federal Reserve to further reduce stimulus despite data showing a mild pullback in some domestic prices in June.
LONDON— The euro fell Tuesday to its lowest level against the dollar this year amid concerns that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will prompt a bigger freeze in relations between the European Union and Russia.
The U.S. dollar turned flat against the euro, giving up earlier gains which drove the European currency to an eight-month low.
July 22- The U.S. dollar moved back to trade little changed against the euro, giving up earlier gains which drove the European currency to an eight-month low against the greenback on U.S. inflation data for June. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent last month after May's 0.4 percent gain.
*EU foreign ministers meeting eyed for message to Russia. LONDON, July 22- The dollar rose to its strongest against the euro in almost six months on Tuesday ahead of U.S. inflation numbers for June which should add to a picture of growing divergence between the U.S. and European economies.
Still, markets were unable to fully shake off geopolitical concerns as tensions in the Ukraine and Gaza remained high, keeping the dollar and euro in a narrow corridor against the Japanese currency.
But that said, markets were still unable to fully shake off geopolitical concerns as tensions in the Ukraine and Gaza remained high, limiting the rebound by the dollar and euro against the safe-haven yen.
The euro has remained stubbornly strong amid a slew of obstacles, and some analysts said the European Central Bank has kept it higher.
*Euro rebounds from five-month low vs dollar, above $1.35. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday as investors reduced holdings of stocks and other risky assets on anxiety about escalating violence in Gaza and Ukraine.
*Holiday in Japan saps currency markets. LONDON, July 21- The yen and Swiss franc climbed on Monday, supported by safe-haven inflows as European stocks stumbled, while the dollar was pegged back against the euro by subdued U.S. yields. Volumes were light though, due to a holiday in Japan.
BUDAPEST, July 21- Hungary could risk a selloff in its currency by converting its huge stock of Swiss franc and euro mortgages into forints as the timing looks tricky: the planned conversion will take place after the Fed ends its stimulus programme.
*Holiday in Japan saps currency markets. LONDON, July 21- The euro climbed against the dollar on Monday as subdued U.S. yields capped the greenback, while the yen was supported by safe-haven inflows. Volumes, though were light due to a holiday in Japan.
The euro regained ground on the dollar, but trading was not energetic thanks to a holiday in Japan and geopolitical tensions.
*Holiday in Japan saps currency markets. SYDNEY, July 21- The euro regained more ground on the dollar in Asia on Monday, having rebounded from a five-month trough, but trading was anything but energetic thanks to a holiday in Japan and amid concerns that geopolitical tensions could flare up at any time.
*Euro falls after Italy cuts 2014 growth outlook. NEW YORK, July 18- The euro slipped below the psychologically significant $1.35 level on Friday for the first time since February as the dollar gained broadly amid geopolitical tensions aggravated by the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.
*Euro falls after Italy cuts 2014 growth outlook. NEW YORK, July 18- The euro on Friday traded under the psychologically significant $1.35 level for the first time since February as the dollar gained broadly amid geopolitical tensions aggravated by the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.