The euro sagged on Tuesday to fresh one-year lows against the dollar on bets the ECB will do more to help a wobbly euro zone economy.» Read More
SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Aug 6- The euro slipped to a nine-month low on Wednesday, extending its losses after data showed a sharp drop in German industrial orders, while the New Zealand dollar took a hit after a fall in dairy prices.
SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 6- The dollar held near an 11- month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, supported by upbeat U.S. data, while the New Zealand dollar took a hit from a fall in dairy prices. The euro eased 0.1 percent to $1.3368, having plumbed a nine-month trough of $1.3358 on Tuesday.
The US dollar extended a rally after an 8-1/2 year high in services growth and a bigger-than-expected increase in factory orders.
The euro headed back below $1.34 on Tuesday after a survey of Italian service sector purchasing managers disappointed on the low side.
The dollar hovered around 10-month highs ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday.
The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after labor market data fueled expectations for a hawkish Fed.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after the Fed announced it will cut its asset buying program by another $10 billion.
Fears over Ukraine unrest and an upcoming slew of US data are also pushing some currencies slightly down against the dollar.
With the resurgent greenback set to react further to economic data coming from the U.S., many analysts have argued that sterling has reached a tipping point.
*New Zealand dollar slips as Fonterra cuts payout forecast. LONDON, July 29- Sterling fell to a six-week low against the dollar on Tuesday while the New Zealand dollar dropped almost half a percent as thin summer currency markets marked time before a slew of U.S. data due later in the week.
*New Zealand dollar slips after Fonterra cuts payout forecast. LONDON, July 29- The New Zealand dollar was the main loser among developed world currencies on Tuesday, down almost half a percent on a sign of weakness from the country's influential dairy sector.
The dollar fell slightly against the euro ahead of Wednesday's release of US gross domestic product growth and a Fed policy announcement.
The euro struggled to hold above eight-month lows against the dollar on Friday, hurt by a dive in Germany's Ifo survey of business sentiment.
NEW YORK, July 24- The euro rose on Thursday from an eight-month low versus the U.S. dollar on better-than-expected German and French business data, while the New Zealand dollar sank after that nation's central bank hinted it may pause in raising rates further.
The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to "re-connect" its currency with the country's key commodity exports.
By Shinichi Saoshiro and Ian Chua. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 24- The New Zealand dollar skidded to a six-week low on Thursday after the country's central bank switched to a wait-and-see stance following its fourth straight rate hike, while its Australian peer rose after a survey showed China's factory sector expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months.
Comments from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand suggest a "potential intervention" in the kiwi dollar, says Nizam Idris, Head of Fixed Income & Currency Strategy at Macquarie.
SYDNEY, July 24- The New Zealand dollar skidded to a six-week low on Thursday after the country's central bank switched to a wait-and-see stance following its fourth straight rate hike, while other major currencies snoozed. The kiwi dollar dropped nearly a full U.S. cent to as low as $0.8606, touching levels not seen since June 12.
The euro's resolve could be starting to crack, as it cleared "psychologically significant" barriers, according to strategists.