The dollar rose against a swath of currencies on Friday, rocketing to 4 1/2-year high against Japan's yen.» Read More
The dollar rose against a swath of currencies on Friday, rocketing to 4 1/2-year high against Japan's yen.
The Australian currency has been falling sharply and selling the Aussie dollar for the appreciating Mexican peso is becoming an increasingly popular trade, said an analyst.
The U.S. dollar recovered to trade higher against the euro and yen late Thursday afternoon in a volatile session that saw the U.S. currency swing between gains and losses.
The euro fell to a six-week low against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday, hurt by an unexpectedly large contraction of the euro zone economy.
The yen fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, hitting its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as signs that the U.S. economy is improving.
The dollar gained for a third straight session against the yen and euro on Monday as data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales assuaged fears of an economic slowdown.
The yen tumbled to its lowest in more than four years against the dollar on Friday on data showing Japanese investors were buying more foreign assets.
WELLINGTON, May 10- In the global currency arena small player New Zealand probably deployed its last best tactic this week- a strategically timed disclosure. The country's central bank governor, Graeme Wheeler, knocked around half a cent off the New Zealand dollar after divulging at a parliamentary committee that it had been active in currency markets.
The U.S. dollar skyrocketed to its highest level against the Japanese yen in over four years on Thursday, piercing the key technical and psychological 100 yen-per-dollar mark.
The euro rose against the dollar after an unexpected rise in German industrial output was seen making a near-term euro zone interest rate cut less likely.
Neil Looker, chief dealer Institutional FX at City Index, explains that the euro remains strong due to recent "robust" data.
*New Zealand dollar slides as RBNZ says it has intervened. But the New Zealand dollar fell after the country's central bank said it had intervened to try to restrain the strength of the currency.
WELLINGTON, May 8- The New Zealand dollar may appreciate more if investors expect that the country's economy is outperforming, raising speculation that interest rates in the country will rise, the central bank said on Wednesday.
SYDNEY, May 8- Major currencies got off to a sleepy start in Asia on Wednesday following an uninspired session overnight, but the New Zealand dollar stood out after the central bank complained it was overvalued, prompting markets to briefly sell the kiwi.
The euro firmed across the board on Tuesday after data showing German industrial orders beat forecasts, but the prospect of further monetary easing could limit its gains.
WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, May 7- The Australian dollars was under pressure on Tuesday as the market remained deeply divided on the chance of a cut in interest rates from the Reserve Bank of Australia later in the session. *The New Zealand dollar at $0.8510 from Monday's late local level of $0.8545. It traded $0.8486 to $0.8550 overnight.
The U.S. dollar rose for a third straight session against the yen on Monday and looked set to make another run at the 100 yen level on renewed optimism about the U.S. economy.
*Aussie caught between solid local, soft China data. WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, May 6- The Australian dollar struggled on Monday even as quarterly retail sales rose at the fastest pace in six years, with markets still split down the middle on whether the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut interest rates this week.
WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, May 6- The Australian dollar eased on Monday even as retail sales for the quarter showed a healthy reading, with markets still split down the middle on whether the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut rates this week. *The Aussie lower at $1.0278, from $1.0305 early, but still a touch above Friday's $1.0265 in late trade.
WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, May 6- The Australian and New Zealand dollars got off to a firm start on Monday as investor sentiment was buoyed by upbeat U.S. jobs data bolstering demand for equities and assets leveraged to global growth. *The New Zealand dollar around $0.8515, from $0.8522 late locally on Friday. Resistance seen at $0.8550, and then $0.8587, the April 30 high.