The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance.» Read More
Several analysts see an upside for Russia to the emerging market rout, seeing it as "easy money" for the government's coffers.
SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Jan 30- The yen held firm versus the dollar on Thursday, clinging to gains made the previous session when investors ploughed back into the Japanese currency as safe-haven demand returned. The New Zealand dollar fell, coming in the cross hairs of sellers after New Zealand's central bank left interest rates steady.
*Final report on China's manufacturing sector next up. SYDNEY, Jan 30- Investors ploughed back into the yen early on Thursday as safe-haven demand returned with a vengeance, while the New Zealand dollar came in the cross hair of sellers after the central bank left interest rates steady.
The yen rose against the dollar, suggesting emergency action to stabilize Turkey would not be enough to quell nerves over emerging markets.
CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss whether an interest rate hike is on the cards for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) on Thursday.
The dollar regained a firmer footing against the yen on Tuesday as investors took a breather from a sell-off of stocks and emerging market assets.
In view of the emerging market rout, Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the New Zealand central bank should hold off on tightening measures until March.
Safe-haven currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc were much in demand on Monday as an emerging markets sell-off continued.
The yen, Swiss franc and euro charged higher amid worries about a China slowdown and turmoil in some emerging markets.
Sterling rose to an almost three-year high against the dollar on growing expectations that the BoE will raise interest rates sooner.
The dollar slipped on Wednesday, hurt by gains in sterling and the Australian currency.
The dollar rose versus the yen on Tuesday, helped by renewed talk that the U.S. Federal Reserve may announce a further taper next week.
SYDNEY, Jan 21- Asian markets got off to a subdued start on Tuesday amid a dearth of major data, with the only action being a spike in the New Zealand dollar on talk interest rates could rise there as early as next week. That left MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down a bare 0.07 percent, while Australia's main index eased 0.3 percent.
*BOJ kicks off two-day policy meeting, no key data in Asia. SYDNEY, Jan 21- The New Zealand dollar shot out of the starting block early on Tuesday after inflation data strengthened the case for higher interest rates at home, leaving behind many of its major peers that are still struggling for inspiration.
The euro recovered slightly from a two-month low against the dollar on Monday, helped by higher short-term market interest rates.
*New Zealand dollar falls 1 percent vs dollar. NEW YORK, Jan 17- The dollar rose on Friday after fresh U.S. data supported the view the world's largest economy is improving enough to keep the Federal Reserve's stimulus-reducing measures on track.
*New Zealand dollar falls 1 percent vs dollar. LONDON, Jan 17- Strong British retail sales shook the pound out of a week-long torpor on Friday while the New Zealand dollar was the biggest faller among major currencies, halting a run to 9- month highs.
*New Zealand dollar falls 0.8 percent. LONDON, Jan 17- The New Zealand dollar was the biggest faller among major currencies on Friday, halting a run that has seen it hit 9- month highs on an improving economy and expectations of higher interest rates.
Steven Englander, Global Head of G10 FX Strategy, Citi, discusses if the New Zealand dollar has already factored in a rate cut by the central bank.
The Australian dollar tumbled to its lowest level since mid-2010 against a firmer U.S. dollar on Thursday.