The euro rose for a seventh straight session against the dollar on Wednesday, driven by a combination of higher money market rates and a growing belief that the European Central Bank will keep interest rates low for some time but not cut them.» Read More
The euro was steady against the dollar on Thursday after disappointing euro zone data drew it away from a two-year high.
The dollar set a fresh two-year low against the euro on Wednesday after disappointing U.S. jobs data cemented expectations that the Federal Reserve will not taper until early next year.
Miles Eakers, head of foreign exchange at Savi Trading, says many currencies are overvalued against the dollar and will offset the strength of the greenback.
The dollar climbed against the yen and the Swiss franc on Monday.
The dollar fell to eight-and-a-half-month lows against the euro and a currency basket on Friday.
The dollar index slid Thursday as a deal to end the U.S. debt stalemate prompted investors to focus on the economic impact of the government shutdown.
The dollar rose against most currencies on Wednesday after the Senate announced a deal that would avert a U.S. default and re-open government.
The dollar dropped to session lows against the yen on Tuesday as talks on raising the U.S. debt ceiling floundered.
The dollar slipped on Monday and the yen rose on safe-haven demand, as lawmakers struggled to reach a deal before this week's debt ceiling deadline.
The dollar index rose Friday, heading for its first weekly gain in five, as optimism grew that Congress will reach a stop-gap deal to avert default.
The dollar rose to a two-week high against major currencies as optimism grew that lawmakers might reach a deal to avert a U.S. debt default.
The dollar rose on Wednesday as news that Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen will be nominated as the next chief removed uncertainty in markets.
The dollar remained near its recent eight-month lows as U.S. lawmakers struggled to find a solution to the country's budget and debt problems.
The dollar index rose for the first time in six sessions but was within striking distance of a recent eight-month low investors remained cautious.
The U.S. dollar index fell for a fifth straight session against, hitting an eight-month low, as investors fretted about a U.S. government shutdown.
David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says that as the political situation "heats up" in the U.S., the go-to currencies are now the euro and sterling.
The euro soared to an eight-month high vs the dollar on Wednesday as ECB President Mario Draghi stuck with the bank's current monetary policy stance.
The dollar traded broadly lower on Tuesday, but came off its deepest lows of the day after robust U.S. manufacturing data offset fears that the U.S. government's first partial shutdown in 17 years would clip the economic recovery.
The euro hit a five month low versus the Swiss franc on Monday as political tensions in Italy escalated, while investors shunned the dollar ahead of a government shutdown.
*Political crisis in Italy weighs on euro. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 30- The euro fell in Asia on Monday with Italy in the grip of a fresh political crisis, while investors sold the dollar as a midnight deadline to avert a shutdown in Washington loomed large. The euro fell to a three-week low of 131.38 yen from around 132.78 late in New York on Friday.