The dollar held below a 10-month peak having soared on upbeat growth data only to have a dovish Federal Reserve take some steam out of the rally.» Read More
The dollar extended gains against the euro, amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise rates sooner than expected.
The euro weakened against the dollar, as yield differentials between Treasuries and Bunds widened to multi-year highs.
The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Monday, on confidence that the ECB will not be easing policy again soon.
The euro languished near four-month lows after the European Central Bank's loosened monetary policy.
The dollar rose, getting a lift from fatter Treasury yields and investor anxieties about policy shifts from the ECB.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, says a stronger domestic economy will support the currency going forward.
Subdued euro zone inflation data kept expectations of aggressive European Central Bank monetary stimulus alive, much of which is priced in.
The euro fell against the dollar on speculation of further monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.
The yen levelled off on Friday but still looked set to rack up its best gains for months after a jumbled week of currency moves.
The dollar neared a two-month high against major currencies, pausing after rallying due to a hold in sterling and the euro's fall.
The euro fell to a three-month low on Wednesday as expectations solidified for an ECB attack on monetary policy next week.
The British pound sank on Tuesday after weak lending data added to concerns over a European election win for the anti-EU UKIP party.
The euro recovered early losses on Monday after European election results saw gains for Eurosceptics but did not deliver a serious domestic blow to some European governments.
The euro fell to a three-month low against the dollar after a soft German business sentiment survey added pressure on the ECB.
Robust expansion in Germany led the euro off lows, but growing expectations the ECB will ease monetary policy next week kept gains muted.
*HSBC flash PMI shows improvement in Chinese factory activity. The yen eased and the Australian dollar pushed higher after a preliminary HSBC survey showed that China's factory sector turned in its best performance in five months in May, although overall manufacturing growth still contracted slightly.
TOKYO, May 22- Asian shares and the Australian dollar rose on Thursday after an upbeat reading on China's factory sector blunted some of the more pessimistic views on the world's second-biggest economy, supporting risk appetite already burnished by a strong session on Wall Street.
The Federal Reserve released minutes from its last meeting, where it discussed the procedures for hiking interest rates.
The Australian dollar fell more than half a percent, on a slide in prices of iron ore, one of the country's biggest exports.
The dollar teetered near a three month low against the yen on Monday, hit by falling U.S. interest rates.